Today was a play-date for me and Christelle. I think I am a vintage machine hoarder in the making. How could I leave that poor machine to sit alone and unloved in a French thrift shop?
Here's the new girl...she needs a name.
Christelle and I got another great work out hauling this machine, which weighs 30 pounds, up and down all the stairs for our subway ride. We had to switch trains twice to get to my apartment. Even with a cart I could not have done it without another person. The Paris metro system is not handicap friendly! I feel for young mothers with strollers...I don't know how they do it!
Here is the case...very good condition and with a key to lock it on...though you can't trust that lock!
It's not a 15-91 but a 15B88
Here's my French manual. Christelle gave me a quick run through!
On the back of the manual was a date, Friday 10 June, 1959...who knows what that is about?
A power converter came with it but it gets very warm....hmmm...not so sure about that.
Sabine works...she isn't gear driven but has a new belt that is a little loose...have to figure how to handle that problem! She needs some cleaning and oiling. Christelle tried to talk the thrift shop owner down on the price but since this was a return visit, this gal knew she had me!
I went to take off the face plate for further inspection but realized I have no tools here in Paris...not even a screw driver. This living in two countries has its disadvantages sometimes!