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.
I must admit I had to have this brand as it is also a well known car brand even though the Minerva sewing machine manufacturer has absolutely no connection to the Belgian car manufacturer. The Minerva Sewing machines were manufactured in Czechoslovakia and still exists today. Making very modern plastic machines. This one is an all metal machine. It seems to have been made very well and it comes with quite the collection of discs for decorative stitching. It is a free arm machine with an additional table to extend the bed.
There is a little door where the discs can be inserted. The little lever moves a metal finger that , when in "auto" mode will follow the profile on the disk.
One day I must try all these fancy stitches.
In the arm we have a very nice rotating hook assembly
One of the leads was changed by a previous owner. Though it worked I preferred to fix the wire inside the connector.
No screw connector in here. old fashioned solder.
This looks a bit safer, though I might change the cable to a lager gauge in the future.