No, it’s not another puppy, Cosmo is still a handful and I’m not ready to raise a second one just yet! It’s not a new car, kitchen gadget or (darn it) a new house. In fact, it isn’t even new! But oh how happy and excited I am! I have been searching for a very long time for a vintage Bernina 830 Record, that was in perfect condition. You all know I’m silly like that, I admire the heck out of vintage machines, love the way they positively purr when well maintained, but I just can’t handle a beater. Sewing machines are like fine guns in my opinion, they should be kept clean and well oiled, and if done so, will last forever! This was a one owner machine, and according to the son in law, rarely used. All the original paperwork was in the case, although not all the presser feet, and not the much needed knee lift, but I’ve already ordered one of those from my Bernina dealer. While she’s not one hundred percent flawless, she is about as close as I’m likely to ever find.
I made the drive to Tulsa (Broken Arrow actually) to get her.
There is no yellowing. Most of the 830′s I’ve seen for sale, the motor cover is all yellow and yucky looking. And she’s all glossy still! But most importantly, she purrs! I ran her at high speed while checking her out just so I could hear the motor and the gears, and was thrilled at how smooth running she is. Heck the original styrofoam packing is still in the case! YIPPY!!!!!!