October 26th, 2010

Bought | Bon weekend!

On Wednesday, I found an ad on Craigslist with a heading that said Singer commercial sewing machine – $50. Seeing that I gave my portable singer to me moms, I thought, why not.  Upon further investigation, it was a Singer Model 241-11!  So I gave the lady a call and arranged for a Sat. morning pickup.  After researching this 241-11 to death on thursday, I realized that I would only be able to do a straight stitch with this machine.  So I started searching for another portable that would give me some stitch patterns, and stumbled upon this Necchi.

Isn’t she beautiful… Necchi 575FA

Saturday morning, I ripped the passenger seat out and filled my car with moving blankets.

And came home with the Singer!

Spent an hour putting her back together.  Here, the table is back together and the oil pan is in.  What you’re seeing is the foot pedal to the clutch of the 1/2 hp motor.  The knee pad is to lift the foot so both of your hands are free at all times.

The body is hinged from the back and opens up to the oil pan.  I took the filter out and replaced the gasket to ensure that there is plenty of flow.  These industrial machines are self lubricating, there is a gear driven pump that feed oil to all the right spots!

The table drawer was stuff with all the accessories, bobbins, and thread.  So I had to make an organizer to store it all.

I had a bunch of scrap aluminum left over from the Sprite restoration.

After several folds and cuts, this is what I ended up with. Not mind blowing, but does the trick.

I also brought all of my sewing stuff together and started organizing everything.  The vintage briefcase was perfect for everything I needed on the go, thanks Dena!

Sweet no?

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