I drove 5 hours to Wisconsin to buy yet another perm machine, this time a Rilling Deluxe Model C. I asked the guy three times about the plugs, if there were three round pins in a straight line, and each time he assured me there was. After spending another hour on top of the 5 hour drive being lost (heavy rain and it being night time made finding my way a bit difficult), I made it. :) Unfortunately when I saw the plugs of the perm machine, the first words from my mouth were, "Oh no, this won't work!" But I bought it anyway. I will be taking it apart this weekend to repair the first perm machine I bought. Then I'm dumping the rest at a scrap yard.
The pins with this machine are only two. And they are too wide apart to fit into my Silver Queen's sockets. But that's okay. I can always use the clamps and have enough for my two other machines.
I am excited about making at least one machine near functional. Now I'm working on copying pages from books so the stylist has a manual/guide on the perm machine, finger waving, the boyish bob, and other useful things. I hope to finish the copying tomorrow. I decided to buy a copy machine so I could do all the work from home. This is much easier than running out to do it.
I sorted through all my perm rods and curlers today. I'll provide photos tomorrow of what I have. I need more blue and yellow rods, the kind that has the plug to them.
Someone asked about making the "Kat removing curlers" video available on DVD. I will try to get that ready by this weekend.