Fridor

I fell in love with this machine, as soon as I saw it on ebay. The clean lines, the “atomic style” shape, unlike any other machine I’d seen before. Designed in Switzerland, and made in Holland, circa 1950s.

 

 For under $100 (including interstate postage), I think I got a bargain!

The machine arrived in its own little suitcase, decked out with leather straps inside to hold the pedal, the extension table and a cute little green bakelite box of attachments.


The Fridor Stitchmaster Merino

I spent a day cleaning her (the suitcase was full of rat droppings)…….

The machine case, sans rat poop


 

…..and now I own a seriously good – looking machine – even the foot pedal is attractive!

 

 


Even the foot pedal is attractive....

 

For a simple, straight-stitching machine, it has quite an array of extra feet, and dropping the feed-dogs is as simple as flicking a lever.

 

 

 

More photos on the patternpatter blog here (because I have yet to start my own!).

Bakelite light switch and Feed Dog Lever


{ 7 comments }