This one is a bit of a mystery. Labeled Made in Czechoslovakia, and “Stitchmaster”, a very common badge name. The stitch length lever is the long lever to the right of the pillar. The black knob is the zigzag control. The bobbin case looks like a Pfaff 230, so my best guess is that this is a clone of that machine, sort of. The face plate looks similar to Pfaff, as well. I haven’t gotten as far as finding a needle for it, but it looks like it takes a round shank and not a flat shank needle. Found it in a junk store. Anyone ever seen one? There is no manufacturer name anywhere on it. If I knew what needle it took, I’d be a happy camper. I tried a regular needle, a 15×1, and it does not fit. It needs a new presser foot, as well. The one it has is a straight stitch foot on a zig zag machine, so someone broke off one toe (ouch) of the presser foot so they could zigzag. Very sub optimal.
I’m in a bit of machine doldrums. I need to sell my Necchi Nora, and cabinet, to make room. But first, I need to photograph it, and to do that I need to clean up the…..Then there is the completed quilt top and back hanging over the ironing board. They need to be pressed, and then pinned, and then quilted. I have four blouses and two pairs of pants cut out, waiting to be sewn. What can I say- It’s raining cats and dogs here, and I just want to take a nap!