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« Reply #580 on: February 06, 2010 07:19:10 PM »

Thanks. They really are beautiful machines, and cost me next to nothing to buy.

I discovered another advantage of the hand crank: I don't need to sit down to sew. This makes a real difference when I am alternating lots of short seams with trips to the ironing board. I can just rattle off a couple of inches and then go to the iron, without having to faff around with foot pedals or knee bars.

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« Reply #581 on: February 11, 2010 09:00:23 AM »

Had to sell this to make room    Sad


Here's my newest Grin. and I love it!  It's a Janome 6600P

The best part is how well it fits in my old Singer Stylist 534 cabinet!

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« Reply #582 on: February 11, 2010 01:27:22 PM »

Here's mine, as far as I can tell it is about the same age as me, I got it from my ex's Grandmother. It sat in her garage forever and was barely used, but covered in dirt and funk when I got it. =P    It still had the original pack of needles with it, made in West Germany. haha


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« Reply #583 on: February 25, 2010 05:55:06 PM »

I have a Brother PC 420 Limited Project Runway Edition.  Just got this puppy in January.  Sews pretty good.

« Reply #584 on: February 26, 2010 11:53:06 AM »

you know, I went on this kick where I said I wasn't going to buy anything and now I am on my way to the thrift store cause my friend said the machines I've been eyeballing were reduced in price (oops....so much for my lenten craft diet)......harrass me to post pics of my machines l8r

Since my girls actually nap (knock on wood), I am going to start trying to work off my negative feedback.  Life got hectic with their early arrival.  I apologize for the inconveniences my flaking caused.
« Reply #585 on: February 28, 2010 06:11:23 AM »

This is my new (er new to me) 1930's Singer industrial embroidery machine, the 107w102. There are no feed dogs or presser foot so the fabric is guided manually using your hands. The width of the zig zag stitch is controlled by a knee lever. I purchased it from the local industrial sewing machine shop so it has a new table and motor and sews great!


« Reply #586 on: February 28, 2010 11:50:57 PM »

You've all got beautiful machines and I am surprised at how many still sew on vintage machines as well!
I'm currently sewing on this beauty, which belonged to my grandmother's grandmother!

It's a 1929 Phoenix treadle machine and I'm in love with it. I just had it checked and adjusted and now I do all my sewing with it. I even bought a darning foot for it, so I can do freemotion quilting (though I haven't tried it yet). I actually enjoy treadling a lot  Cheesy

The only thing I really miss is a zigzag stitch and a buttonhole-function, I could really use those.
I blogged about it here:http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/isnt-she-a-beauty/

« Reply #587 on: July 29, 2010 07:19:54 PM »

Two of the four:

late 50s/ early 60s Viking Husqvarna 21E:

1980s era Bernina 910:

No photos of my 1970s era White & late 50s era White (that needs a new cord, glares at the puppy)

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« Reply #588 on: August 05, 2010 08:16:49 AM »

Oh god, Swampcrone, I swear that Bernina 930 is the model I remember my mother having when I was a kid. I faffed about so much on that machine.... always hoping that Mum wouldn't catch me, and tell me to go set up my own machine. Which weighed a small ton!

SPEAKING OF WHICH!!! (and is what I dropped in here to, well, boast about) Years ago, I posted a pic of my machine: a Bernina Record 730 , and asked about the ease of finding accessories for it (as most of mine had been lost).  Yesterday, through sheer boredom, I was poking around on eBay, and found someone selling the exact same machine - with most accessories (including the ones I've lost, like zipper foot, buttonhole foot and detachable sewing table, as well as things I never had in the first place (the manual(!)) included. I was the successful bidder, and $10 later, I now have a 'spare' machine. Oh glee!!!! $10 for something nearer to $100 worth of accessories, and a machine that might actually be functional if I take it to be serviced!

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« Reply #589 on: August 08, 2010 12:26:03 PM »

I just got this one this weekend. I tried to google it and find out what year it was made. The only one I saw that looked the same was from 1890! It almost didn't fit in my backseat, and it was a pain to get in and out of the car. But for only $15? I couldn't pass it up. I still have yet to actually use it. For now it's more of a desk. Cheesy


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