Old Montgomery Ward Machine
Hi to all-
I was perusing this site for the first time this morning to get some ideas/ info on what would be a good machine for my wife. Lots of interesting comments and information.
Strangely enough, while I was out doing errands this afternoon, I saw and old Montgomery Ward sewing machine with a "free" sign on it. It looked pretty clean, and it also had the "cams" for different pattern stitching. Manual too. I spoke with the guy at the house and he said his wife inherited a "better" machine from an aunt, and no longer needed this one.
It seems to work (it runs and the needle goes up and down).
Any ideas as to its age or whether it might be a good machine? It is a model UHTJ1939. Serial number 87B15887. It says "Made in Japan" on the back.
I can't find anything that says something like "made for Montgomery Ward by XXXXX", so I don't know if it's a keeper or not.
Any help would be appreciated.