|... also a sneak peek at Emery #7|
A service tag, from The Singer Company in the Cumberland Mall in Atlanta. Wikipedia tells me that the Cumberland Mall opened in 1973, but no luck finding out when Singer was a tenant there. Since the other information wasn't filled in, it's anyone's guess when the service took place or what was done.
I sewed a few projects with Mrs. Williams around Christmas time, after doing some basic cleaning and oiling, but it became clear that she had some thread stuck under the bobbin case: periodically the thread would get snarled up and I'd have to stop and pull everything out. Also, while the tension was "good enough" I couldn't seem to get the perfect balance. Other than these things, Mrs. Williams was working pretty well, but I decided to get her serviced, rather than try figure out how to fix these issues myself (chicken). However, I dragged my feet on actually taking her in -- my local service center will work on anything, new or old, but their turnaround time is at least a month. Even though I have other machines to use (9 of them ...) I hate to leave my machines at the shop for that long.
|A "before" shot that attempts to show off her pretty faceplate.|
It's nice to have Mrs. Williams back home and in tip-top shape, because she's become one of my favorite sewing machines. Definitely different to sew with than my modern Janome, or even my 70s Kenmore 1931, which I also use a lot. Someday I'm going to have to work up a big spreadsheet comparing my collection and what they're like to sew with ... but I wonder, is much of sewing machine enjoyment subjective?
I also gave away my Kenmore 1320 last weekend, to someone who is just getting started with sewing. So, one machine in, one out, and hopefully good sewing karma for everyone!