Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I rescued this poor thing today. A 148.13022 from 1969. About the same time the Beatles released their Yellow Submarine album. Talk about a blast from the past. It is absolutely filthy. I’m feeling itchy just from carrying it in. The case is cracked and I feared the machine had been dropped and wouldn’t work. But I plugged it in and so far all the functions seem to operate OK. It came with the manual and attachments. It’s missing one of the spool pins but that’s no biggie. I met up with the seller in the Dollar Store parking lot. That's a classy place to meet. LOL. When I saw the true condition (I'd only seen pictures through email) I almost turned it down but I swear I heard it whisper…”help me.” I couldn’t leave it. I’m only human. And for $15 it would be a good parts machine if nothing else. I think this is a good candidate for "before" and "after" photos. I'm sure she'll be gorgeous once she has a bath and an oil massage. If you're squeamish, look away now. This isn't pretty.