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|Posted on:||3/27/14 3:26 PM|
(Updated: 3/27/14 3:32 PM)
|Approx price paid:||$5|
|Had this machine for:||5 years|
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- Embroidery Stitches
- Drop-In bobbin
- Adjustable Stitch Length and Width
- Adjustable Presser Foot Pressure
- Adjustable Needle Position
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|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 3 people Very Helpful by 7 people |
This is a vintage sewing machine, circa 1962.
I was looking for a sewing machine cabinet to convert for a newer machine.
My neighbor knew about this and called my attention to a local estate sale that included a sewing machine and cabinet.
Went to the sale early to scope out the cabinet (not the machine - clueless at this time).
Asked the auctioneer when it would go up for bidding and he told me if I was interested he would move it up to the front of the bidding.
When it came time for the "sewing machine cabinet" to be offered, the first price was $5.00...I was the only one to raise my hand (my first auction and still clueless). Price was raised and no one was interested.
The "sewing machine cabinet" came home with me and sat in the garage for a couple days as we contemplated the finish...still clueless. Then my husband opened it, said it looked like a good machine and gave me the model number so I could look for a bobbin tire (the only thing it needed other than a lube job).
When I started searching the Internet, I almost fell off my chair. This machine was called a "Rocketeer" and at this time $350 was not an unheard of price, just for the sewing machine!
I decided really quick that this was going to be a machine that would remain in it's cabinet and be used!
Original sales slip, all the manuals, accessories (including cams) were with the machine...another bonus!
I bought a walking foot and a found a few metal bobbin spools that would fit on the bobbin winder as well as work in the bobbin case .... that is all I've needed.
The power pedal can sit on the floor for operating with the foot, or placed in the holdier inside the cabinet for operating with the knee. This is the only feature I have to consentrate on as my other "go to" machine has a knee operated presser foot lift. Big difference in the action this motion can produce!
If you find a Rocketeer, it is worth bring home, in a cabinet or not. For nothing else (?) it is fun to say "Rocketeer".
PS: This machine does not have all the features shown above. I selected what it does have and that did not seem to work????
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