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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Um--very little. I have at least six vintage and not-so-vintage Vikings, because I love sewing on them. However, enough is truly enough, and I have to get rid of some of these puppies. I just don't have space or time for them, and I'm sure there's someone else SOMEWHERE who needs them!
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    Miz Johnny, what don't you have?

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Chrysantheme is the German chrysanthemum... "Chrys" for short?

    It seems the top 10 German names for boys and girls are:
    1. Lucas / Lukas 1. Anna
    2. Leon 2. Leoni / Leonie
    3. Luca / Luka 3. Lea / Leah
    4. Tim / Timm 4. Lena
    5. Paul 5. Hanna / Hannah
    6. Jonas 6. Laura
    7. Finn / Fynn 7. Lara
    8. Max 8. Emily / Emilie
    9. Niclas / Niklas 9. Sara / Sarah
    10. Luis / Louis 10. Lili / Lilli / Lilly




    And here's a link to charts with German names and their meanings:

    http://german.about.com/library/blvornamen01.htm

    (Personally, I like "Gretchen"! )
    Gretchen means pearl. That will not work with this machine.

    Chrysta short for Christina meaning Christ-bearer.

    Mum short for Mutter, mother.

    Seriously now:
    Aster or Ester meaning golden, since the chrysanthemum is in the Asteraceae family, just use the Aster, but change to Ester. Ester isn't German, but that was the closest I could get to a girls name that had to do with flower and chrysanthemum.

    Michaela, feminine form of Michael which means "who is like God", since Pfaff's name was George Michael (isn't that a singer)

    Lena, after Lena Pfaff who took over the business after 1919.

    Ulla, meaning willful or deliberate.

    Wanda, wanderer, (who knows where this machine has been).

    Amelia, hard working (which all Pfaff's are)

    Chrysta form of Christina which is Christ bearer ( goes with the Legend of Chrysanthemum)

    Elsa, noble (your machine looks noble)

    Emily, industrious hard working ( yup, that's a Pfaff)

    Winola, charming friend (looks to be that type of machine, you can tell her your deeps secrets and she will never tell ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    I got more pictures on the Davis machine that was listed on CL. I think it is a vertical feed, but seems that one "toe" is broken off the foot. It can't work correctly without that foot being complete, can it?Texas JanIt is rough!!!!
    Is the cl poster giving it away free? Looks to be a Davis low arm VF. http://www.kelsew.info/Domestic/DavisVFmodels.html

    Sad looking machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Is the cl poster giving it away free? Looks to be a Davis low arm VF. http://www.kelsew.info/Domestic/DavisVFmodels.html

    Sad looking machine.
    Thanks for the info. She wanted $200. for it. Now she is down to $100. I MIGHT consider $50. if I knew all the parts were there. Thoughts???? anyone??

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Gretchen means pearl. That will not work with this machine.

    Chrysta short for Christina meaning Christ-bearer.

    Mum short for Mutter, mother.

    Seriously now:
    Aster or Ester meaning golden, since the chrysanthemum is in the Asteraceae family, just use the Aster, but change to Ester. Ester isn't German, but that was the closest I could get to a girls name that had to do with flower and chrysanthemum.

    Michaela, feminine form of Michael which means "who is like God", since Pfaff's name was George Michael (isn't that a singer)

    Lena, after Lena Pfaff who took over the business after 1919.

    Ulla, meaning willful or deliberate.

    Wanda, wanderer, (who knows where this machine has been).

    Amelia, hard working (which all Pfaff's are)

    Chrysta form of Christina which is Christ bearer ( goes with the Legend of Chrysanthemum)

    Elsa, noble (your machine looks noble)

    Emily, industrious hard working ( yup, that's a Pfaff)

    Winola, charming friend (looks to be that type of machine, you can tell her your deeps secrets and she will never tell ).
    Monica, thank you so much, I like Chrysta since it goes with Chrysanthemum! So Chrysta, it is! Thank you again!

    I just sat down for the first time and sewed with Chrysta. I cleaned her, oiled her and she sewed a perfect stitch first try! I love the sound of this machine, but I doubt I use her too much! I don't want to hurt those decals in any way!

    Cathy, you are right as always. I tried using the bobbin casing from my 15-88 - it didn't work. So I put the bobbin casing in from the 15 clone, Electra, I got when I got the Pfaff! That casing works perfect! I will have to stop by that little sewing repair shop in Citrus Heights tomorrow and exchange the casings. My DH went by there today to get me a casing and got the wrong one! I don't want to use the casing from the 15 clone - that is a nice little machine so I don't want to rob from it!

    I also see this machine has the coolest little pressure release knob on the tension disk. You can just press the release knob to release the tension on the thread as it passes through the disk - I have never seen one of those on any of my other machines. Cathy do you know what I am talking about? Miz Johnny?

    Nancy

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    Nancy, I like the name Chrysta for the same reason. Enjoy your new beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Nancy, I like the name Chrysta for the same reason. Enjoy your new beauty!
    I vote for Chrysta too I was thinking that machine looked like Christmas - looks like glitter - very pretty.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    Thanks for the info. She wanted $200. for it. Now she is down to $100. I MIGHT consider $50. if I knew all the parts were there. Thoughts???? anyone??

    Texas Jan
    I talked to her again and told her it just wasn't worth what she was hoping for, but if she ever decided to sell it or wanted to see that it got a good home, I'd love to have it. She said she would rather keep it than give it away for $50., so she will be keeping it.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    Thanks for the info. She wanted $200. for it. Now she is down to $100. I MIGHT consider $50. if I knew all the parts were there. Thoughts???? anyone??

    Texas Jan
    For the shape it's in, $50 is very generous!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

    http://charleeturner.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    For the shape it's in, $50 is very generous!!
    WHAT??? They should pay you $50 to haul it off.
    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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