|You can't see the electrical from this photo.|
|Still can't see the electrical. This is a free arm model. Like a combination Featherweight 222 and a 401.|
|You can see the compartment in the part that comes off. All the original attachments, including the chain stitch plate.|
Mike is located in Woodstock, a 2 hour drive away from me. He said if we prearranged it, he would work on the machine while I drove around and went shopping/sight seeing. Well since Lens Mills is almost just up the street and there is a 3 story antique barn/shop there too it wasn't hard to use up the time.
|This is one row of many!|
While Mike worked on my machine, I found a few fabrics (I was good and didn't go crazy) then I headed to the Antique store.
I was in the middle of the 2nd floor when Mike told me the machine was ready. I went and tried it out and we talked about what he had done. Mike works on lots of vintage machines, he converts electric machines to treadles for the Amish in the area and he sells rebuilt vintage machines in his shop. I forgot that he didn't do debit and I had exactly the right amount of cash on me, whew! I packed it in my car and then went back to the store, after all I drove 2 hours to get here I might as well go and finish my looking around. I picked up some vintage tins to hold my binding clips and a vintage sewing attachment tin with a quilting attachment in it to sew straight lines. I picked up a brooch for Sharon since she wasn't able to come with me.
Mike emailed me 2 days later to see if I had tried out the machine and if was I happy with it. He guarantees his work for 2 years. I know who I will take my featherweight to when it needs service. I hope people in the Woodstock area give him a try, small businesses like his are what we need to support, especially if we want to keep quality vintage machines up and running. What I learned from this experience?
|In my local Starbucks!|