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Donna B replied on Sat, May 11 2013 7:46 PM

"Garnet" (my new/old FW) apparently arrived Thursday afternoon...but I left for Spokane Thursday before noon...so haven't seen her yet!  DH had the honor of un-boxing her and verifiying that she survived the trip in good shape and that everything was OK.  He reports that she is very clean and appears to be in good condition!  Apparently we did miss (in the pictures) some wear to the decals on the front edge, but for being 65 years old, she is entitled...and it only shows that she was well loved and used in my opinion.

Pictures to follow after I get home tomorrow.

 

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weezee56 replied on Sun, May 12 2013 10:05 PM

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Isn't it great to have something as exciting as a new/old machine home waiting for you. I was in Florida when Lucy was delivered, my DD2 un-boxed her for me to make sure she was okay.

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Donna B replied on Sun, May 12 2013 10:46 PM

I would like to introduce Garnet...my new/old 1948 Featherweight!  She arrived in good condition, I have been able to try her out and she sews like a dream...nice even stitches and perfectly balanced tension!  Whew, that's a relief!  I couldn't have asked for a better Birthday/Mother's Day present!!!  

We discovered the light bulb was the original and still working.   So DH decided to take it out...and promptly broke it...lol!  So replacement bulb(s) have been ordered...along with a maintenance kit, more bobbins, and The Perfect Portable book. Something else to look forward to receiving!

Oh yes, and here is a picture of Garnet (named in honor of my DMIL):


 

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Nana replied on Sun, May 12 2013 10:48 PM

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Garnet is a beauty.   I know she will give you many hours of pleasure.

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Donna B replied on Sun, May 12 2013 10:52 PM

The case is in good condition but a bit musty smelling.  After my readings it seems the best solution is setting it out in the fresh air and direct sunshine for a few days.  But wouldn't you know, after almost 2 weeks of sunny hot weather, we have a front coming in with clouds and a possibility of rain.  So I don't dare set the case out to get wet and make the smell even worse.  The handle and case do show some wear, but all in all, they look pretty good considering some I have seen on EBay!  

Unless some of you have better suggestions, I will wait until the sun returns to deal with this musty order!

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Nana replied on Sun, May 12 2013 10:55 PM

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You can also try setting an opened box of baking soda in the case.   It helps remove odors.

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Donna B replied on Sun, May 12 2013 11:02 PM

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You can also try setting an opened box of baking soda in the case.   It helps remove odors.

Thanks Nana...I'll try that until the sun shines again...lol!

 

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MNnancy replied on Mon, May 13 2013 6:13 AM

I keep a scented fabric softener sheet at the bottom of my case.


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Marie replied on Mon, May 13 2013 2:33 PM

She's beautiful Donna!  Wishing you many happy stitches with her.

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Marie replied on Mon, May 13 2013 2:38 PM

Donna, I used the good old sun and then I took her in and placed some scented dryer sheets inside.  Smells heavenly now.  I must note that the felt drip pad is what has the strongest odor so I plan on ordering a replacement for that on a site one of the girls suggested after I'm through fiddling with her and getting the timing right.

 

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Donna B replied on Mon, May 13 2013 3:01 PM

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Donna, I used the good old sun and then I took her in and placed some scented dryer sheets inside.  Smells heavenly now.  I must note that the felt drip pad is what has the strongest odor so I plan on ordering a replacement for that on a site one of the girls suggested after I'm through fiddling with her and getting the timing right.

 

Marie, I did think about the felt drip pad but haven't checked that yet.  The smell seems to be coming from the case itself.  Looks like I will need to buy some scented dryer sheets as I usually use the unscented kind.  But, in the meantime, I am using baking soda to see if that helps.

Thanks everyone for the feedback!

 

 

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Kris replied on Thu, May 16 2013 1:57 AM

Donna B:
I would like to introduce Garnet...my new/old 1948 Featherweight!

She's beautiful Donna.

I think her scroll plate is similar to my Nancy-Marie's.

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Karla replied on Thu, May 16 2013 11:00 AM

Man, I've just got to get one of these, if for nothing more than a backup and travel machine,

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Donna B replied on Thu, May 16 2013 3:36 PM

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Man, I've just got to get one of these, if for nothing more than a backup and travel machine,

Karla, are you still watching and bidding on Ebay?  There are so many nice machines out there at the $300-400 range, I am sure you will find the perfect one for you.

 

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MNnancy replied on Thu, May 16 2013 8:50 PM

Donna B:
There are so many nice machines out there at the $300-400 range, I am sure you will find the perfect one for you.

...and if you are really patient, you could get one for under $200.  


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