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McJulie-O
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2006 03:25:34 PM »

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The footpedal says 115 volts but most modern houses are 120 volts so I am not sure if just changing out my plugs are going to make it any safer--I will check with my electrician--

Interesting question, definitely the time to consult an expert..

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in the meantime, I just have it set up as a weird home decoration, ha ha

Haha, too. Grin
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2006 01:36:14 PM »

Not sure if you're still looking for help, but I'll offer what I can.

First, get thee to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldpfaffpforum/ and join.  I joined when I first got my old Pfaff, and they're of great help. 

Mine is a 260, I think, so it's not quite as old as yours, but it's up there in years.  I paid $75 for mine, and it has some definate tension issues, so yours is a steal!  Despite the tension problems (which I'm sure are fixable, I just haven't take it in, yet), I am in love w/ this machine.  You're right:  it sews SO much more quietly than any new machine.

Mine came with a ton of feet, too, and they're all described in the manual.  I can't imagine that the function or over all appearance of feet change that much over 10-20 years; if you'd like, I can copy that part of the manual for you.  (I also have an extra case for orgnaizing them better, if you'd like.  When we bought a tackle box, to use as a tool box, it came with two organizer cases.    It looks exactly like this:

I used one for my feet, but have an extra, so if you can use it, I'd be happy to send it along, for shipping.)

I'm SO jealous of your find!
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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2006 03:32:53 AM »

You might look here for machine feet.  It is a good clear site that can give you some names for your feet although it is not Pfaff.  The older machines came with so many little "pieces" so sometimes it is hard to identify all the parts.

http://www.berninausa.com/search_presser_feet.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302025023&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474395181831&bmUID=1159352942832

That ruffler is worth its weight in gold.  They are wonderful.  They do not gather as we think of ruffles, they makes tiny little perfect pleats.  The width of the pleat is adjusted by an adjustment on your attachment and the stitch length.
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« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2006 07:58:07 PM »

i just got one now i have to get a power cord and manual....
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