When I got it, the stitching and tension was way off but after giving it a through oiling and cleaning and doing some adjusting and testing I had it stitching great.... runs smooth and had a powerful motor. The lady I bought it from, who received it as a wedding present from her mother-in-law back in '71, had rarely used it.
It is an amazing machine and is in almost perfect shape.
The paint job and decal designs were in almost perfect condition.
You sort of become one with the machine when you are using it... you don't even have to think..
it just happens... it becomes second nature
The fellow had a whole drawer full of old motors that he had saved off old machines..
good thing to as a new motor would have cost $100. and we were able to get this one for $15.
You can easily maintain them yourself, just a little oiling, cleaning some lint.
They last a very long time.... and they sound so good when they are running.
I am on the search for a Treadle Sewing Machine now, so I can sew without electricity.
Then I'll be ready for the next power outage or just be able to treadle for the sheer joy of it only with foot power.
...each little piece will be 3/4"sq. when the seams are done.
I took the pins out as i went along before the needle got to them.