6575Question About Potential American Beauty
- Jul 3, 2014
I'm relatively new to the realm of antique sewing machines but find I am diving in head first. I should note that i have not yet done any work on a machine, but am willing to learn.
I recently came across a Craigslist American Beauty machine. It's in a table, but doesn't look to come with much in the way of accessories or a manual, but I fell in love with the look. I'm hoping to go and look at it in person, but I guess I'm not really sure what to look for. There are so many variations of these machines out there that it is pretty overwhelming! I should note that I have checked out Zorba's site.
I'm under the impression this machine would have cams? And I'm seen people mention to look for a cracked cam stack...will this be pretty obvious or is there something I need to have a trained eye to see?
I also know that it is missing the slide plate, so I'm hoping somehow I can find one from a different badged machine.
The machine looks a lot like this one uploaded by carol.vesperino: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vintagejapansewingmachines/photos/photostream/lightbox/822465145?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/822465145
Thanks for any advice!
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