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Thread: Anyone Ever hear of a Phoenix Sewing Machine?

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    I just bought one!!! I can't lug it in the house - my shoulder is in bad shape and I'm not allowed to lift anything. I am waiting for DH to get home and haul it in. Mine has a manual and a box of attachments. I'll shoot a pic in a few minutes. The manual is a pamphlet - about a page all folded up. I looked at the bobbin area - pretty dirty but pretty cool - I can't wait to take a screw driver to that machine - might have to wait a bit though...
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    Ooooh Miriam. Sooo vicariously excited. Waiting for your pics.
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    Well. I do NOT have a manual. I have a sales brochure. I should shoot it, too. The machine is way cool but I haven't got it off the floor by the door where he parked it. One step at a time. ARGH. Did yours come with disks? I got 10 disks, one bobbin and some attachments and a brochure. The machine is in nice shape. The table is in wonderful shape but it is over at the shop.
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    Well, DH lifted it on to the table!!! One linty machine - not terribly dirty. I love it - this is one very nice machine!!! A lot of thought went into it. There are some quirks but - well it was the 1950's and all those fancy stitches were new. I shot some pics. I figured out a few things. WOW!!! I wish for a manual. All I got was a sales brochure. The inner workings are similar to the Singer 319. There is a cam stack with 4 settings. There are loose disks - I have no idea where they go. The whole cam stack comes off. Unlike the 319 you can only choose one setting - well so far that is what I think. It is a bit easier to set the zz on this machine though. I should put an old Elna, a 319 and this Phoenix next to each other and compare the features. Here is a pic of the sales brochure. Very good condition BTW.
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    Ok here is a pic of the machine. Attachment 373724
    Nice green.
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    Very cool Miriam. I am just excited as you are. Your pic did not post.
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    I shot a pic of the control panel... I like control panels. Specially when they work...
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    There is a stitch length on the right - to the left of it is a little lever type thing with four markings. You push that in and it selects which disk to use. The big round thing is the width selector. The little one is the needle LRC. In back is a little lever to push when the little lever type thing is pushed and set - it has to be pushed so things will move.
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    The lever on the back: Attachment 373726
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    The cam stack is inside and when you open it up and push on the front and top you can see how it works.
    I do not know how the spare disks go yet
    That arm across the top is part of the zz works - reminds me kind of like the Singer 319.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Very cool Miriam. I am just excited as you are. Your pic did not post.
    WHAAAAAAH
    here we go again. I can see it though...
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