Robocop’s achilles heel

After opening up and fixing a number of sewing machines, I’ve learned that a very common “fault” is that the spool pin is broken, or not even broken,  it’s just come loose. This machine, found in a garbage room, was no exemption. And also the lamp was missing.

I had to open it completely, and really, plastic is not my favorite material. With older vintage machines there’s screws holding metal in place- this one had hooks holding the plastic shell together. However, once I’ve begun, I just can’t stop, and behold:20160719_222214.jpg

The naked machinemade me think of Robocop . Mighty as he may be, the next picture showsis the very tiny plastic part that made him useless.


So now I’m sitting on two functioning machines.

(And two with parts missing)



4 responses to this post.

  1. Ursäkta min ignorans, men menar du lilla pinnen som håller övertråden?? Ser inte ut som det på bilden visserligen.. Och.. hatten av.. du har verkligen gudabenådade krafter!! Imponerande!:)


    • Ja precis! Fatta vad fånigt att en så liten grej sabbar hela maskinen. Och dessutom att den måste kläs av helt och hållet för att fixa! Det är rätt kul att fixa maskiner, hittills har ju alla varit gratis, så går de sönder är ingen skada skedd, men det har givit mig självförtroende att kolla på min egen som jag faktist använder också:)


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