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    Senior Member vanginney's Avatar
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    Not sure if this qualifies as vintage...

    A lady had a machine that kept snapping off her thread and offered to give it away. I picked it up, cleaned, and oiled it, and it just purrs. Found the manual online....looks like I am missing the arm attachment and the case. But can't complain. Maybe 1976? Made in West Germany. Pfaff 295-1

    I forgot to mention it was slated for the dump.
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    It looks brand new. Good for you!

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    Does it still snap off thread?
    Those are a good sturdy machine.
    Have some fun with it!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Nope. The tension was set to 9! Works like a charm.

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    It is funny what makes people get rid of a machine. I got a couple that were all choked up with lint - cleaned out the lint and they work great.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Good save!! The lady that runs our sewing circle swears by Pfaff. I showed her one in the local buy and sell, and asked if it was any good. Her response was "What's your resale price"? LOL! I haven't heard of any Pfaff branded duds to date. There'd have to be one or two, but no one I know is talking.
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    Oh I am sooooooooo envious!!! That is a nice looking machine. Enjoy it...it will last forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanginney View Post
    A lady had a machine that kept snapping off her thread and offered to give it away. I picked it up, cleaned, and oiled it, and it just purrs. Found the manual online....looks like I am missing the arm attachment and the case. But can't complain. Maybe 1976? Made in West Germany. Pfaff 295-1

    I forgot to mention it was slated for the dump.
    Wow, I'd have taken that machine in a heart beat! Congratulations on your new Pfaff!

    Nancy

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    I love to hear "saved "from the dump" stories! Enjoy the machine!

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    Good save.
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