I stopped by one of the local antique malls over the weekend, hoping to find some inexpensive, but classy jewelry to wear to my brother-in-law’s wedding. No luck on the jewelry, but when I stopped to look at a vintage camera (they’re beautiful, I always stop for them), I happened upon the most adorable sewing machine I’ve ever seen.
When it’s inside it’s case, the machine only measures 8 1/2″ x 8″ x 4″. That’s tiny.
I tried the machine out, and it does run, which is awesome. You simply plug the cord in and flip the switch to start it.
I think I’ve even figured out how to thread the needle, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how or where to put the bobbin on.
There is a place at the top that looks like it might hold a bobbin, but I would assume that is where the bobbin is wound. The most natural option is underneath the machine, but I can’t seem to find any place underneath where a bobbin would go.
I’d love to find out more about this machine, even find a manual, but the only identifying marks on the machine besides the Sears Kenmore logo is stamped on the presser plate: “Berlin | Made in Germany | US Zone”. That makes me think the machine was made just after WWII. If you can give me any information about this machine, or direct me to a manual, I would really appreciate it.