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Thread: Anyone Ever hear of a Phoenix Sewing Machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I should try to put up a picture of the bobbin threaded correctly some time.
    I'm liking this machine. This is not some hohum piece of junk.
    This also does a nice quality stitch.
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    Miriam,

    Here are few more of your pictures of the Phoenix.

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    I was given one of these machines....what an old workhorse! I've learned (kind of) how to use it by trial and error....and by finding a manual online for a 282 which is slightly different. There is a manual available online for the 283F (my one)..but I don't want to pay for it. Do one of you actually have a manual that goes with this beauty?

    (....I can't believe I've found someone else with the same machine!!)

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    For me this one was love at first sight - no manual yet. Just that little brochure. I think I found that same manual you found. This machine isn't too hard to figure out is it? I still have to get mine plugged in - the table is at the shop and the machine is here. I'm thinking the machine is STAYING here. The table is going to have to come home. The table is very well made too. I got a nice assortment of accessories with my machine but only one bobbin. I found two more in the shop that fit nice. I still need to clean the lint out of that nooks and crannies.
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    can you post a full-on picture of it yet? I too am fascinated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    can you post a full-on picture of it yet? I too am fascinated.
    page 1 window #5 has a nice pic
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    You're right Miriam....not too difficult to figure out, you've just got to sit and play around. I must say though, the pictures here helped me hugely yesterday when I was fiddling around! I have managed to track down a guy in Germany who has a manual - in German!! - and I've asked if he's able to email a copy to me....I figured that even the pictures might help a bit.

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    http://rudolfcouture.com/wardrobe/in...d=49&Itemid=39
    at the bottom is a link to a manual. (it is in red) It is for a different phoenix machine (282) but it was some help here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCThompson View Post
    I was given one of these machines....what an old workhorse! I've learned (kind of) how to use it by trial and error....and by finding a manual online for a 282 which is slightly different. There is a manual available online for the 283F (my one)..but I don't want to pay for it. Do one of you actually have a manual that goes with this beauty?

    (....I can't believe I've found someone else with the same machine!!)
    Hi all
    I've just found one of these machines - the 283F which has a curved wooden thingamy (seriously can't think of the name of it right now!!) - but DCThompson, hopefully you will know what I'm talking about. I'm just wondering what you think of the machine in terms of how it sews, does it work well? I can't decide whether to buy it or not. I'm in love with the idea of it, but I'd also like a machine that sews well. I'd love to know your thoughts!
    Cheers,
    Amelia

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    That 283F Phoenix appears to be a workhorse. I googled to find images of it. The curved wood "thingamy" looks like it is removable so the machine could be used as a free arm. I think the sewing machine would be worth taking a chance on if the price is right.
    Sweet Caroline

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