This machine originally sold a week or so ago but the first buyer backed out of the deal. When it was re-listed I decided to bid, what the heck. I did not really want it.....but I did really want it.... It is just so darn cute. I could tell that the decals were in good shape from the photo. My other two are not so cosmetically together.
There is something about eBay. I am better than I used to be. I now can just decide, ok that's it, no higher... Just the same, I was anxious as the last minutes ticked away on this item. It came to me for 4 bucks under my highest bid. I felt relieved at the same time that I was thinking...."What are YOU THINKING."
But how serendipitous that I know the seller!!!! I picked the machine up after work tonight. As it turns out I actually work in the Northern Catskills.. Who knew? The sellers are antique dealers, of sorts. Lovely folks and I am pleased that the deal came through. There is another sewing machine at that address. But I resisted. It is a gorgeous 128 but rusty and, well, I have a couple of those. Still.....
The case is in OK shape and it has a KEY.
The screw on the spool pin base was terribly stripped but I managed to free it up. I guess I will have to find a replacement for this.
The gears were dry. Which is probably better than being wet and over oiled or greased.
I did test the machine. She stitches and I will do more cleaning and servicing tomorrow.