Mom's Viking Sewing Machine

My grandfather gave the Viking to my mom as a high school graduation gift in 1954. It has seen a lot of thread and fabric since then. I grew up with this machine. Weighing in at 35 lbs I built up my young muscles as I lugged it from the closet up onto the table. It isn't super fancy. It has no serge and no decorative stitch but it goes forward and back and side to side like a dream! Oh and there's a button hole option but it's been 35 years since I needed that for Home Ec. and I can't remember how to access it. I'm sure there's a manual somewhere......

About 8 years ago the Viking was slated to be an antique adornment in a sewing machine shop's window. I couldn't bear to see this family heirloom suffer such a soft fate so I brought it home to live with us. I've used it now and then but recently decided to dust it off for good. It needed a makeover and it got a well deserved one! The sewing machine repair shop fixed it up and it runs like a well oiled machine -  because it is. And I finally know how to adjust the tension and the mysterious buttons and knobs have been given purpose. The Viking now has a permanent spot in my jewelry studio and is at the ready to sew a Seahawks bandana for the pooch or a cozy blanket for a friend with cold feet.