Brother Super Ace III
Bought this recently at Auction ......in a dirty cardboard box - discovered when I got it home it would not sew nor did it have a foot pedal
It came with one of those silly serger machines that are rather toy-like and never work!
I fiddled , faddled...lots cursing - thinking I had wasted my money ............ checked web and found a blog (internet is a wonderful thing) that said it was as a super machine as worked without a foot pedal - so back n checked all its buttons n bits ....and lo it worked (after a fashion) then cleaned out bobbin race (full of yuck n threads - ditto the bobbin wonder was a real mess)
BUT then discovered wrong bobbin in machine - tried a different one and sewed smoothly
And yo ho ho it worked - a treat with the button ...............so ordered via the web and the Brother web site (very helpful peeps there) a manual and a new foot pedal that arrived this week and yes it works with foot pedal as well - yee haaaa
So now a happy bunny - so gave it a good clean getting rid of lots dust n dirt
But - yes another big BUT - I only have 1 bobbin that fits .......why oh why didn't I check and order a couple of boxes of bobbins to fit! It needs really thin bobbins all mine are too thick or wrong shape and the plastic bobbins are also too high - so the thread loops around the bobbin = a real thread snarl!
So now have to order some bobbins .............
Look at teh nifty bobbin thread control - you pull it through it cuts and no fuss in pulling up bobbin thread - does it all automatically
Also comes with I think 40 stitches and looks like a good sturdy modern machine - think about 10 years old - not sure - but really pleased with my auction find!