>There was a knock on the door this morning, it was the parcel man and he brought me this:
As soon as I opened the box I knew………
The most obvious thing is that the lid is missing – not a good start. Also, as you can see there was nothing inside to protect everything and stop it from moving about. Even a little bit of bubble wrap would have been better than nothing.
I took the carriage and sinker plate out, they seemed to be OK. Then I had a closer look at the machine bed – not so good:
I think the damage was probably caused in transit due to it being poorly packaged – I can repair it. Then I thought ‘hang on, I thought it was supposed to have a built in knit radar’, so I looked again at the model number and it is in fact a 260, not a 360.
To be fair to the seller though she did describe it as a 360/260K.
The seller also said in the description “all the accessories you need”.
Here are the accessories that were with it:
However, when I removed the sponge bar it appeared to be in good condition:
I have removed all the needles and cleaned them, well all the ones that were there – I think there were about 10 missing. I compared one of them to one of the ones from my 321 and I can’t see any difference – they are both as flexible as each other.
Anyway, I’ve taken both the end caps off the needlebed and after looking inside I don’t think it’s ever been cleaned out so my next job is to remove all the fluff. Believe me there is a lot!
I found this needle inside when I took the end caps off:
Does anyone have any idea what it’s for? It’s about 3 inches long.
I also found two more punchcard clips inside the machine.
I’ve sent a message to the seller through ebay asking her if she’s sent the accessories seperately and if the clamps are included as I need them to attach the machine to the table. I think you know as well as I do that I will probably never hear from her but I can live in hope can’t I?
So, I’m going to clean it all up and put it back together then see if I can get it to work.
Talk to you later,