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Thread: Phoenix Automatic 283F

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    Senior Member frudemoo's Avatar
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    Phoenix Automatic 283F

    Hi everyone

    Here is a picture of Fawkes, my latest acquisition. I think he's rather magnificent, especially now that I have the bentwood tray (is this called a tray? I'd love to know what it's actually called on a free arm machine). I've been lusting after a machine with this free arm design and think the use of wood is such a curiosity. Absolutely stunning result I think!

    Anyway, we're having a stormy beginning to the relationship. He's been completely re-wired... We discovered that the paintwork was preventing it being correctly earthed/grounded (!!) - Paintwork is all original, so that's somewhat disturbing. Anyway, all fixed now- and safe.

    I thought I'd managed to stuff up the timing as I had the needle striking metal after I took a bunch of things apart to clean it. However, I discovered that I'd actually knocked the catch that holds the bobbin case in place... so it turns out the needle was striking the bobbin case. I jigged it back into position and now that's all fine.

    The other issue is that the tension assembly is sloppy and I can't figure out how to fix it, despite an in depth discussion with Cecilia and Miriam sharing fantastic documentation and tips on this in Cecilia's thread about her Phoenix. I wanted to come and start a dedicated Klasse 282/283 thread for anyone else who might come along who owns one of these amazing German machines.

    Here are some pics!

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    The distinctive 'clam shell' bobbin area. It also has an eye on the bobbin case that you need to thread the bobbin thread through... I haven't seen that before.

    My favourite feature so far is that you can wind a bobbin from the 2nd spool without unthreading the main sewing thread. The bobbin thread travels a different path which I think is very clever.
    ~ Amelia
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    So cool!!!

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    Fawkes is fabulous! The bent wood table is amazing. I like the rounded leading edges, so much better than the plastic ones made today. I think I will give you 1st prize for coolest sewing machine of the year.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Beautiful machine and I love the bentwood "tray". I hope that you're able to get the tension assembly working correctly soon.

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    The bobbin assembly looks a lot like my SewHandy/ GE machine that I posted. It's an interesting set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Fawkes is fabulous! The bent wood table is amazing. I like the rounded leading edges, so much better than the plastic ones made today. I think I will give you 1st prize for coolest sewing machine of the year.
    Yay!!!! Thanks Caroline
    ~ Amelia
    "The Singers" {1917 Singer 28 handcrank} {1956 singer 222K featherweight} {1954 201K} {1910 15K Sphynx handcrank}
    "The 1950's Continentals" {bernina 640-2 favorit} {phoenix 283F} {necchi supernova automatica} {necchi BU treadle} {pfaff 238 industrial zigzag machine} {pfaff 1147 tipmatic 80's push-button wonder}
    "Japanese Machines" {juki HZL-11 domestic} {Japanese "Bride" clone} {Myer Deluxe Fully Automatic ZZ} {Empisal Goldline Deluxe ZZ}
    A couture dressmaker by trade & new to quilting

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    Amelia, I wish I could reach into the computer screen and tweak up your tension for you. Wonderful tray!!! Those are the most amazing machines - they were WAY ahead of their time and just beautifully made. Could you shoot a pic of the back of the machine, too? I'm thinking there is a little plate that covers up your disks for your stitch selectors. That machine has the least complicated stitch selectors I've seen - the disks go in from the back and just in the front of the machine is the lever to choose which stitch. Very clever.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Great bentwood extension table. Never seen anything like it, and I love it. Don't know anything about that machine, but from what I've read in the posts so far, it sounds like quite a great machine. Enjoy!
    Mavis

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    Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. I look forward to keeping you all updated as I get the stitches working a bit better.
    Miriam, that extra info is great... I'll get a pic up of the back ASAP
    ~ Amelia
    "The Singers" {1917 Singer 28 handcrank} {1956 singer 222K featherweight} {1954 201K} {1910 15K Sphynx handcrank}
    "The 1950's Continentals" {bernina 640-2 favorit} {phoenix 283F} {necchi supernova automatica} {necchi BU treadle} {pfaff 238 industrial zigzag machine} {pfaff 1147 tipmatic 80's push-button wonder}
    "Japanese Machines" {juki HZL-11 domestic} {Japanese "Bride" clone} {Myer Deluxe Fully Automatic ZZ} {Empisal Goldline Deluxe ZZ}
    A couture dressmaker by trade & new to quilting

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    What a fantastic machine. Your hard work certainly paid off!
    Linda
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