I finally got this machine back from Mom’s house. It’s an old Montgomery Ward Signature, complete with a carrying case.
I think my daughter is going to like it. Before I let Mom borrow it I had no idea what I had. I was very intimidated by it so I never really spent much time checking it out. But now, thanks to Beverly, I am a bit more familiar with sewing machines and not so scared of them. So I opened it up this morning to clean her up and see what’s under the hood. I found a burnt up cord coming from the motor. Well, not burnt up per se. It was so old that the coating appeared to be just melting off. That was a little out of my knowledge base, but I knew it wasn’t a good thing. So dear sweet Husband and I carted it off to the repair shop this afternoon for him to take a looky. His recommendation was a new motor ~$35. So a new motor I got:
Along with a new bobbin belt and a bobbin case (since the machine seemed to be missing that very important part. Out the door cost was $54.02. Not too bad for an all metal machine that I got for super cheap at the flea market.
How ‘bout some closer views of this sexy kitten.
I just don’t know what the deal is with this:
She seems to be missing something up there. But she purrs so nice regardless. I think Marisa will be pleased.