Saturday, January 17, 2015
I haven't attended the local Friday night auction for some time and I haven't bought a sewing machine in a while. This week, the auction posted a photo of a Pfaff but, as usual, no description - not even model number which is prominently displayed on the front of the machine. The auction site's photo was so small and fuzzy, I couldn't read the model number in the photo.
I went to the sale with the thought that, if it was a model with Dual Feed, I would bid on it. I checked Ebay for comparables and arrived with a maximum bid in mind. When I got there, I found an immaculate Pfaff 1222 free arm with Dual Feed.
It had the instruction manual,
and three drawers full of notions.
Several potential bidders were closely examining the machine and I expected to be in for a fight if I wanted it. As it turned out, all those other bidders wanted to steal it for pennies and I ended up with it for $85 - about 1/3 what they are selling for on Ebay and I didn't have to pay shipping!
Another surprise that accompanied the machine was an insert for a table to make the free arm more like a flatbed.
Unfortunately, neither of my tables with wells have the correct size opening.
I may customize one of my other tables to take advantage of this accessory.
My purchase is just sitting in the garage right now and I am anxious to play with it. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice weather and I will plan to take it to my basement shop to clean and oil and see how it performs.
Ed's Vintage Sewing Machine Shop