I have a bit of a debate on my hands.
To fix or not to fix?
I have had this machine since about 1990.
It came from my Grandfather in Ohio.
I was told it was a sample machine for a factory that he was running in Sandusky, Oh at the time. They were deciding to make them or something along that line.
It is the machine I used to make my first quilt. see here. As well as numerous bags, placemats and childrens clothes. But then in 1997 I purchased a more up to date machine with more bells and whistles and this one got put away. IT has moved a couple of times and been pushed to the back of the storage area. Interesting article about these machines can be found on the blog
Finally at Christmas, as I was putting the decorations away, I pulled it out.
First off this machine stinks. I think it is the case or could be the old oil that was in the tool box. I plugged it to see if it worked at all. Haven't tried in at least 10 years and could be longer. I could hear the motor running, but the belt wasn't moving.
So while I had my other machine (see here) in for servicing I took this one in too. Well actually I had my son bring this up from the basement to the van. (Even he commented on how heavy and not so portable it is!)
|stinky carrying case|
|back of motor|
Should I spend the money on it? Or should I just put it back in the storage hole? What would you do?