I bought 12 machines on eBay, all described as "worse than the pictures" and "with free woodworms"
Drove to get them, 20 miles. Man who sold them turned out to have lived in my current house 22 years ago..
So, I spent a day-and-a-half taking all the good bits off, labelling, little baggies, lots of oil and PlusGas and dirt (particularly dirt) and now I have three buckets of good spares and a corpseyard...
...which makes the scrap man happy
Then I got an email from my friend-and-collaborator in the Other Local Sewing Machine Shop
"I have been clearing out the garage and have about 50 wrecked machines, when can you collect?"
This is the First Installment (26 machines) - we brought another lot back today and have at least 2 more car-loads tomorrow
Two deep and two back, plus these Big Boys
(Probably the best ones, but Oh! the cases...)
This is what happens to a Viking case left on a wet floor
And this, surprisingly, is the pedal we removed from that case - not even dirty..