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Overhauling a quality sewing machine and using it keep the taste for good job living. And this is exactly what passion is all about…
More than 100 industrial sewing machines and about 20 home sewing machines: the number of sewing machines we’ve purchased til now.
We’ve been driving dozens of thousands miles to pick up a bargain or catch the rare bird.
Three machines -no more- working correctly out of more than 120 machines. Not among the more expensive.
That is to say that nearly all these machines were simply out of order or not really functional: skipped or twisted stitches, rough speed control, worn gears or missing parts, lacquer like old oil jamming the machine completely etc.
We even drove back from Switzerland once, leaving there a supposed dream machine from a cosmetical point of view but mechanically, an irrecoverable wreck.
All that waste simply because of the lack of care and lack of involvement too.
Obsolescence. Millions of machines have been destroyed for they turned useless or uninteresting, as a result of the companies relocations and the growing scarcity of the mechanics able to service or fix these machines.
Should superlative volumes of the attractive but often poor chinese production or hypersophistication of newer machines make us expect that, along with the logic of cars, a glittering barely used sewing machine could be a breaker?
Up to the 60’s, sewing machines manufacturers Necchi, Singer, Dürkopp, Pfaff and Adler without batting an eyelid would promise in their user’s booklet that their machines would last nearly for ever !
But most of these amazing high performance reliable machines, pure cristal of intelligence and know-how, have been sacrificed on the altar of profitability.
As a former motorbike mechanic involved in fine tuning and engine upgrade, handling these tons of sleeping ironcast princesses made us naturally feel a true passion for the sewing machine mechanics.
The surivors we could work on showed clearly that carefully reconditioned quality machine retrieve their original performances and can even be successfully upgraded without any compromise on their reliability.
No doubt that a finely overhauled vintage sewing machine can definitely be a realistic choice, perfectly suitable for actual jobs and cost-effective as well.
AND ALSO BECAUSE…
Out of our thrilling sewing machine trip, we keep deep in us the true smile of most of the craftsmen we met, leaving their work life companion to us for a new experience. We still feel their inner joy and generosity, their living passion. And anyone could feel their richness and personal history resonating in these machines.
Overhauling a quality sewing machine and using it keep the taste for good work living. And this is exactly what passion is all about.
This blog is a channel for sharing our practical experience and knowledge of sewing machines with users and mechanics from all over the world: general information, technical support with tutorial vids, decision making help and, hopefully, a way to find your dream machine in the collection we offer.
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