Damaged model 66
I had very high hopes when I received this box. I had sent the seller the links to 'how to pack a sewing machine', and it appeared that he followed them. First, the box didn't rattle!
I had to cut away the strapping material. The box was dry, and intact.
Opening the top of the box revealed styrofoam. Much better than peanuts!
The machine was wedged in pretty tight ...
But, after removing some of the packing material, I saw that there was something wrong with the base of the machine.
I ended up having to cut the box open. Not really a bad thing, mind you. But, the problem with the base is beginning to show.
The end of the base is supposed to be down ON the base, not above it.
Lifting the cover off of the machine, we see that the seller followed the instructions, and had strapped the machine down to the base (protecting the finish with paper and plastic).
Here she is. The machine's a little dirty, but what's up with the base?
This isn't good.
Nor this. Note that one of the hinges that holds the machine into the base has been broken.
And, the light socket is smashed.
Actually, for the most part, the seller did what he was supposed to do. Plus, I don't believe that the base was in the best shape to begin with. So, unless all sorts of padding was put both within the base and within the case, I don't think many wood bases could support the weight of a machine bouncing around being supported by just the two hinges and a single clip.
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