I really have to limit my time on Craigslist because every time I go on I see lovely vintage sewing machines that call my name. I picked up another one yesterday, purchased from a young man who said his grandmother owned it. I asked him what his grandmothers name was...Gertrude. So now this machine will carry her name. My husband has oiled her for me and she runs smoothly...I haven't sewed with her yet.
Gertrude is really special...she's hidden in a cabinet like I've not seen before...let me just show you the pictures.
The cones I'm throwing out...too old. The thimble is hysterical! Gertrude had a sense of humor, and she bought all the attachments that don't look touched. She also left me the manual and catalog for parts. I think that Necchi is still manufacturing sewing machines...although I haven't really researched thoroughly. Anyone know?