Use It or Lose It: Bernina 730 Record
This is number 12 in my collection of machines, a mid 1960's Bernina 730 Record. This machine is a heartbreaker - I have always wanted a vintage Bernina, and I found this one in a thrift store last year priced at $30 bucks. All this machine really needs to get it working is an electrician - someone wired a new light in wrong, and the cords are all messed up.
Ah, but....sadly, this machine is missing all of the accessories and allmost all of the original extras. So, even if I did get it rewired, there's no sewing bed, knee lift, extra bobbins, or any of the extra fun accessories to sew with. If I had money growing out of my ears, I'd just spend a small fortune to buy everything that is missing - or even buy a new, complete machine and use this one for parts.
Until the day when $100 bills start growing out of my ears, this little Bernina will be just a decoration in my sewing room, she keeps me company when I sew. Hi there little Bernina!
If you'd like to see some of the other machines in my collection, you can click back to read about these oldies but goodies:
#11. c.1950's Brother
#10. 1954 Singer 301
#8. 1954 Singer 319W
#7. 1957 Singer 221
#5. 1922 Singer 66
#3. Singer 114K103
#2. 1919 Singer 128