Lots has been happening, but I haven't been blogging.
But, I had to share this....
I got a Featherweight.
After cleaning, then oiling. Then, realizing that this machine had to have the gunk removed from under the throat plate. That done. However, I then, put the bobbin assembly back together incorrectly. Almost gave up for the evening, but, I figured it out, and the machine sews like a dream once all of that was done. (You don't want to see my test fabric before I got the machine working properly.)
I spent a whopping $100 for this machine. Prior to my cleaning and oiling this machine, it could have possibly been described as working condition as nothing was frozen, but it wasn't sewing a stitch. It really just wanted some oil. It was bone dry. But, it also wasn't sewing right even with oil. All of the lint/junk was mucking up the mechanism.
The color of the machine is officially Turquoise. To me, it looks white, but it does have a green tinge. It lacks the filigree of the black machines which is a bit of a bummer, but I'm not particularly a fan of the later filigrees. And, this is clearly a youngun Featherweight. It appears to have been born in 1969.
After I got it working, this machine is probably worth around $400-$500. And, it may be more because I believe the "turquoise" machines are fairly rare. IMHO, It's also a "purty" machine in very good to excellent condition.
Anyways, this is my new toy.
P.S. For those who lack sewing knowledge, although the featherweight is small, it is not a toy machine. This is a fully functional straight stitch vintage sewing machine that is highly prized by quilters because of its portability and excellent stitching. Modern sewing machines can't make as nice of a stitch.