Monday, May 24, 2010
Oops, I Did It Again (again)
There's no justification for it. Really. I just love these old machines!
I picked this up this morning. It was posted on craigslist last night and I jumped on it. It's a Pfaff, like the last one I bought, only older and more basic. It only does straight stitch, zigzag, and reverse. I haven't been able to find out a whole lot about this model, except that it wasn't actually made by Pfaff. It was made by another German sewing machine company that Pfaff bought in 1957. Pfaff seems to have put its name on the remaining stock and sold them as the Pfaff 139. There don't seem to be a whole lot of them around.
This one belonged to the mother of the guy I bought it from, and he says she used it regularly up until a couple of years ago. It is spotlessly clean on the inside and the handwheel turns like butter, so I think that's probably true. It just needs a new motor belt, which is already on its way to me, and we'll be in business!
Just don't ask me why I need another sewing machine...'k?