Judy L's UFO Challenge

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Shopping Expedition

One of the stops dd and I made that first weekend was to Antique Alley in West Monroe. I had seen a Bradbury Handcrank machine several weeks ago on my last excursion there. I knew very little about hand crank machines and decided to leave it there even though the owner made me a great deal on it. I went straight home and researched the machine thoroughly. I had tried the crank and the motion was smooth. Everything appeared to be in good order. When I looked it up I found it uses a shuttle instead of a bobbin and I knew it was in the tray with the machine. I decided to not go get it at that time.

Fast forward and this machine is still on my mind. I decided that if it was still there and I was given the same deal as before I would buy it. I present you with my new machine.





I have since found out that the pressure foot is frozen but hope a little oiling and encouragement will remedy that situation.

11 comments:

Donna in NE La. said...

Congrats on your new little machine!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is quite a find! Congrats on your new baby!

tirane93 said...

i can't wait to get my hands on it. you gotta bring it by for a visit!

Mary said...

Lucky You! What a find! I'm green over here in the WW valley

Sarah Nopp said...

ooo- please show us the shuttle. I would love to see more pictures of this little beauty :)

ShinyNewThing said...

You're blogging again! nice to hear what you've been up to and machine looks fab, hope it sews well. A lady in my group uses a hand crank and it makes such an unusual noise compared to the electric machines everyone else has. She really likes it.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Evap O Rust! Subscribe to Treadleon--they are into "people powered machines(treadles and handcranks) Lots of good information in their files. If you can't find them, let me know and I'll send you a link.

julieQ said...

Ohhhh, I like that! What a fun old machine, I know you will have it cranking in short order.

deb said...

Cute New baby.......have fun

MOLLY said...

WOW, great find!! I love antique machines! BTW--I joined Lone Star Quiters, I am activated, but don't show up on the list. Do you know what's up with that? Did I do something wrong or not do something I should have? Let me know. Thanks

Greenmare said...

wow how awesome!!!!! let us know when you get it going!!!