A random selection of post about travel, and tinkering with mechanical machines. Mostly cars from 1937 to 1999, manufactured in English speaking parts of the world, but also kayaks and sewing machines. So here you can see how we travel, drive, paddle, break fix and find on a regular basis.
This manual Pfaff 60 came with enough documentation to date the machine exactly to 1955. According to the previous owner her mother bought the machine, but didn't use it much. The condition of the machine therefore could be called "Mint".
In the manual I found the bill of sale and a named receipt dated 22/3/1955.
This is definitely a Pfaff.
There's even a little golden decoration on the housing of the hand crank. The hand crank can be replaced by an electric motor.
Very strong mechanicals. Just straight stitch and no Zig or Zag here.
Even though it is a manual, this expensive machine came with a built in work light.