you won’t believe what i found at the junkyard last weekend. i saw the beat up case peeking out and i knew right away…

well, it wasn’t actually in the junkyard, but in the junkyard parking lot there’s a little thrift store which i have never seen open until that day. it was also 1/2 price weekend! you might remember how excited i was to find this baby. it’s twin was marked at $15 so it ended up being only $7.50! i couldn’t believe my luck!

i’d been stalking the cams for the first one on ebay but on the rare occasions they appear they always end up being too expensive for me. this baby had them all, and all the different feet!

it even had the manual and original advertising brochure!

so excited!!

the machine doesn’t run as smooth as the first one, but the motor sounds strong. with a little cleaning and a lube job it should be good as new!

12 Responses to “twins!”

  1. Susan Says:

    You must have really good karma!

  2. Bev Says:


    Congratulations! That is awesome! Those are beautiful machines–not made of plastic like the new ones of today. You’ll have to visit our blog and enter our giveaway for free fabric to use those on!

    We always have a giveaway going!

    Cheery wave from

  3. lisa Says:

    I’m so happy for you! what a find and half price makes it all the sweeter

  4. amanda Says:

    What a great find! I love when thrifty things like this happen.

  5. Lynn Says:

    Those machines are beautiful. Lucky you!

  6. Mary Says:

    WOW, fantastic find! What great machines. Have fun with it!

  7. Rachel Says:

    fun ! what a bonus that it came with the original owners manual ! love the graphics on the advertising brochure !

  8. georgiapeachez Says:

    Did. you. say. JUNKYARD!!
    Just picking myself up off the floor here.
    The things that people throw away!
    xo, suzy

  9. Agneta Says:

    I’ve been following your blogg for a long time, this is my first post though. I was so happy to see someone be so happy for the same machines I love. They can sew anything. Great for leather and heavy stuff.

    And as a swede, obviously I love the Husqvarna machines and the beauty and quality they come with!


    Agneta N

  10. kittee Says:

    holy crap, hannah. that is one gorgeous machine. with all that original stuff???? omg, such a score!!!!


  11. rooruu Says:

    I have one of these, and my excellent sm service man said it was good I got it serviced, enen though it was in beautiful cosmetic condition, as there can be a problem with the condenser in the motor of these. Easily fixed, not an expensive fix, but needs to be fixed (and he wasn’t feeding me a line, he’s honest and knows vintage sewing machines well). Also not something that you wouldn’t identify without electrical expertise.

    They’re also excellent, strong machines, cast in one piece. Worth having and using. Hums along so sweetly!

    I get any vintage electric machine serviced before using, as it’s not worth getting hurt or frying your house electricity. If I like the machine enough to invest in it, I’ll invest in the service for it too, so I can use it problem-free.

  12. rooruu Says:

    Oh, and with a little googling you can find the manual online free from another happy owner.

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