|The instruction manual|
So the first job I had to do was consult the instruction manual. The manual was sitting in the case in prestine condtion.
We all talk about the beauty of a Singer sewing machine, but the instruction manual is a thing of beauty too. Not for any ornate pictures but for its simplicity. Ikea clearly took the idea from Singer - there is not a single word in the book yet the instructions are clear. By contrast my Pfaff instruction manual is 85 pages long and is written in 4 languages.
So my first task was to find the page about oiling the machine. This time roles were reversed. My Pfaff machine needs one picture to show me the one place I must oil it. The Singer requires 4 pages and I genuinely cannot tell you how many places I need to oil.
|This is how many places under the Singer need oiling.|