My new toy !!
Bought this other week (bit of a risk as couldn't get it to work in the store) - took me all day to get it working - talk about squealing and racket .....thought wasted my money on this one!
So after some serious oiling - adjusting so the motor worked and general tweaking - the machine looks very little sued once took it apart as no oil lines etc
The dials are still very stiff (so don't plan to turn them much!)
It does NOT like light fabrics at all - it gathers them up (so have to adjust the bobbin tension I think) - otherwise shall just sue it for curtains, cushions & upholstery work ......and I hope leather sewing ..............
It looks little used just a few chips in the enamel - dusted n washed out the drawer, and now she is ready to gooooooooooo !!
Frister Rossmann PZ Zig-zag sewing machine
The underside - really clean and nice heavy duty props, bars and gears!
Discovered in the drawer: sewing box of attachments - some never used and one I am not sure quite what its used for - just has an open rectangle ....any ideas anyone???
Has the usual - zig-zag /ziper/cord/quilting/rolled hem feet - but other accessories are missing e.g. screw drivers, twin needl, no bobbins etc
All in a 60's retro sewing table sewing table with drawer at the side and tapered screw in legs (which if you put in wrong place you end up with a most weird lopsided affair ..... not funny trying to balance a really heavy machine in table top & screw in legs and then get it wrong as the whole things wobbles - discovered the legs are shorter in the front and the 2 back legs are longer .... got it wrong first time ...oops)
The only annoying thing is that you can not access the drawer unless the machine head is swung up onto the table - as the machine catches the drawer then you cant push it back in!
I suspect it dates from 1960-70's ?? Anyone know?? Cant find a date anywhere on the web ........... not much info at all really which is rather frustrating