The CONSEW MODEL 18
The CONSEW MODEL 18 is an industrial machine. At present, it's located in the backroom of IG west - XM July 2019
ATLAS SEWING MACHINE - coral colored vintage machine at IG east
manual: http://ataleoftwoquilters.blogspot.com/2014/01/atlas-sewing-machine-manual.html - XM July 2019
Threading the ATLAS (video)
This machine appears complete and functional at time of writing. 10/6/15 EMW
Two non-functional sewing machine. Both are portable models with respective cases.
One is a Singer, 70's vintage, sand colored. Missing a presser foot, missing front tension adjuster knob, missing speed control foot pedal (cord cut). Unable to test further.
One is a Husqvarna machine, dark brown, accompanied by original documentation and a few accessories. Missing presser foot. Untested. With case.
Of the two, Husqy seems a better restoration candidate.
unanswered questions include: -How many members would like access to multiple sewing machines going forward? -How often have we experienced not-enough-sewing machines situations in the past? -Who is responsible for the care and feeding of these if, indeed, one or both are brought into service? -Who will bring one or both back into service? -What are the opportunities and opportunity costs of keeping these machines in their current state in the space? -How do we honor the potential value of a non-funtional tool, while also honoring the time and energy of members and the value of the space?
The author advises re-assessing in two weeks with the default action being appropriate and respectful disposal of the machines.