I just wanted to share my total SCORE with folks who will appreciate it, as the DH just doesnt understand the joy of such things..
$40 a an estate sale, talked em down from $100 AND they even included all of the EXTRAS! I nearly peed myself with excitement...
1954 (I think) Necchi-Elna B-U in FAB condition other than the knee bar control device (I hope that's it) so I couldn't fully test it. The previous owner's grandmother took meticulous care of it but it hadn't been used in many years, I see a maintenance in it's near future. OH and did I mention that GORGEOUS solid wood cabinet came with it? and so you understand why I nearly peed myself... TONS of Notions, attachments, cams, vintage patterns, fabrics, vintage mohair skiens, sewing books aven one of those 90's "baby on board" suction cup signs tucked away in the drawer, LOL that was the Deal closer HA HA!
I name my machines, yes all FIVE of them now.... I need a name for this one, SUggestions?
my other machines...
1954 Singer 99k > Ella
1956 Singer 99> Ursula
2007 Brother> Tyrone ( a name befitting only the FINEST Brothas!)
1995 White Overlock/serger> No name yet but I think "Kreacher" is in the running.
1954 Necchi BU>
I think I'm gonna paint the cabinet, though the original dark wood finish looks great in the pics the cabinet actually has a bunch of scratches and wear, however less than what I would expect for a piece of furniture that over 50 years old...
I just had to share! I'll post more pics of my other "KIDS" soon.