I am a friend of old metal.
My German Pfaff 130 is leg-driven -- it also has a backpack-motor but my pedal is a little harsh such that speed cannot be altered accurately enough. I prefer riding this treasure manually without electricity. It's good to know I am capable of sewing my gear without depending on electricity.
I picked it up for a Euro from ebay. It is a zig-zag which can also inject thread in a straight-line and in reverse direction. I have given another 1 Euro Pfaff130 from ebay to my mom -- this machine has just got out of Pfaff-maintenance (worth 150 Euro), working just as new. It's a white machine -- which makes it rare. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of it with me, will post it here whenever I get a chance.
People just don't know what to do with these old really heavy working-treasures.
Nice machine Trinni and it looks like it found a great home!
My poor greenie was damaged in shipment. I'd sent it to (unnamed) for service and he did a ****** job of packing it for the return trip. The two cast-iron lateral support rails (front and back) are both cracked and the deck is bent. This machine is toast - it will never sew again. He promises to send me another Necchi machine - BU Mira. We'll see. I am extremely bummed.
Poor little greenie...
I just discovered that I have access to this old Sears sewing machine. It is a model 158. My father used to use this for his sewing projects (sail repair, etc). Last I knew, it worked but that was years ago (8-10+?).
Is this a decent model machine? I can only guess at the year to be sometime pre 1970.
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Try it out....if it works...then it is decent....IMOHOIs this a decent model machine
Buffalo Skipper. I just traded in that same machine in the cabinet for $150.00 towards my new Janome. Yes, they mark the machines up a bit to make up for the trade but I am a shrewd shopper. I made sure to check prices before I bought so I think I got a real dollar savings of $85.00. This was good since I was asked to remove the machine from Grandma's house and get rid of it for her.
finally in the game guys
sorry for the weird exposure didnt really feel like fiddling with it- i just got my machine home
...in it for pics.
I got a Brother 8015 Galaxie. $30. Online manual $10. Trip to Hancock Fabrics for oil, needles, thread, and some practice ripstop and I am in the game. I made a drawstring bag for practice.
Just picked up a Kenmore Model 52, Mint condition. Happy with my new toy.