When we found it, I walked right away because the price was more than I wanted to pay, so as we walked through the rest of the city wide garage sale, I thought about what I'd be willing to pay...maximum. So, when we'd looked at everything in the place and I'd only found a table cloth and a cheap ring, I went back and offered the guy less than my maximum and he countered and I countered and I sent Rob to the car for my checkbook. While I waited, the man's wife showed me how to thread it and use it and oil it and was starting to teach me to sew when I gently explained I'd been a quilter for years. They had the card table that is built for it to sit into, but that would have been another $85 firm and while I'll kick myself in the rear for not spending it, I just couldn't justify it for what I plan to use it for. It's not my main machine, after all. There are a few pin scratches on the machine bed and some rubbing on about an inch of the gold decals, but all the electrical parts look brand new and it's clearly been well cared for. And, the case doesn't have a mark on it. It came with all the original attachments, which I'll never use, and a zig-zagger and a button holer. Again, things I'll probably never use. But, I'm pretty excited! When I got it home, I lubed and oiled and cleaned the insides up, using instructions found on the internet where I also found out it was made in 1956 and I just finished piecing an orange peel piece with it. Worked like a charm.
And, hey, so what's a couple of weeks of balogna sandwiches compared to a new toy.
Y'all take care and have a great rest of your weekend. I did not get to sew with my mentor today. Hopefully, we'll try again next week.