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.