Andrea came over to work on a quilt for her daughter, Andrea’s very first quilt! When she arrived she realized she’d forgotten a number of pieces at home and because she only lives a few blocks away, zipped home to grab them. On the way home she spotted a funky cabinet on the curb and stopped to check it out. Low and behold she found her very first vintage sewing machine, and a cool one at that!
I’ve collected a few old Singers , mainly the black sort but I’ve never encountered the Singer Athena 2000 Electronic!! According to my research, it’s from the 70’s, it has electronics and some plastic inner workings but sews very well. We plugged this baby in and after some minor fiddling, it did make sewing motions but I have a feeling it needs some love. Andrea also found the manual and a foot or two.
Behind the “Athena 2000 Electronic” badge lives these dials, crazy!
The plate behind the foot folds down to use the free arm, I’ve never seen that before!
And what’s that dial for?
Andrea has left this cute little number at my home for further inspection, I’d really like to crack her open to see what’s going on inside. Maybe tomorrow. 😀