Yesterday our neighborhood was to be without power for most of the day, due to the Electric company changing transformers that keep blowing. So what do you do when you have no power, no water, no coffee pot????
Well I took the opportunity to run some errands. And as such, I also stopped in at the Hospice Thrift store. It's in our old neighborhood, so it's not one that I frequent very often. As I looked around I came upon this sewing machine case.
Of course I had to check out what was inside the case!!
And here is what I found!
Because of the harp opening I thought I had found a Singer 201. A lot of gals are doing their machine quilting on the 201. I asked if the machine worked, and after plugging it in, found that it ran pretty smoothly. So this little baby came home with me.
After I got it home, we discovered the manual in the bottom of the case and it is not a 201 but a Singer 66-16. I don't really know a lot about these older Singers, but checking the serial number I did discover that this machine was manufactured in 1948. The machine looks like it has been used, as it has a few scratches on the bed, but the motor seems to purr.
Does anyone have any idea on what to do to clean this baby up?? I would love to hear from anyone who is using either a 201 or the 66 to do their machine quilting. The harp opening is about 8- 8 1/2" wide.