A Box... That says, "FRAGILE".
|The UPS man delivered today...|
And INSIDE that box... An ugly case that has been made even uglier by adding wood print contact paper!
|Wood cases are nice. Fake wood cases are... Well... Not so nice.|
|Tied down with industrial plastic wrap and bubble wrap.|
|All unwrapped and ready for inspection.|
"Stradivaro" must be Japanese for "Singer" because she looks just like a Singer 15-88. If she were black and the badges removed, I guarantee people would think she was a Singer 15-88 with an odd faceplate and back gear cover. Her faceplate is striped, not scrolled like the 15-88, as is her back gear cover. (I can't believe how blatantly companies will copy another company's product!)
|Her faceplate is striped, not scrolled, but |
in shape and size, it is identical to a 15-88!
I will need to build her a table in which to sit so she can be used, and her wiring needs to be completely redone. I almost didn't even plug her in to test her functioning, but curiosity got the better of me, though I was a bit nervous about the possibility of electrical shock.
|Bare wires in places, tape over wires in many places. This was just|
not pretty. Not the worst I've seen, but pretty darn bad!!
But, she runs great, she sews, and I have done nothing to her yet. Once I clean her up a bit, put a new needle in her, and make some adjustments, I am sure she will sew a fine stitch.
|She is clean as a whistle!! Even her undercarriage is clean!|
|Light is nice and bright, though I will likely replace it with an LED version.|
|The only real messy part about her is the motor. I'll take it apart when I|
rewire her, but for now, she'll be shelf decoration.
I will clean her up and polish her soon and I'll post some photos when I do. The rewire job will be fun... I hope!
Until His work in me is complete,