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

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    a Pfaff 260 climbed in my car and followed me home... it has a flat bed - awkward bobbin - two belts - cleat type - needs a good clean up but seems like it will be a tank - maybe interesting to see the designs it can make - interesting place to put the motor - it's on the bottom - the machine is very dirty on the outside - inside looks like it was serviced at some point then parked for a while - don't know about the wiring
    Miriam, what color is the 260? Grey or green?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Mine will run like a house afire. I would not let my nieces sew with it because it was so fast and I feared it would run away with them and over their little fingers.
    Wow Melinda, I will have to run the 306w that is still sitting here to see if it sews fast or slow - since they are basically the same thing! I never had a motor on my 319w to see how it sews with a motor, but as a treadle it is pretty slow! I thought the slow speed was just because of the straight leg treadle it is sitting in?

    Nancy

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    http://s2.vsmgroup.com/VSM/Pfaff/pfaffmanual.nsf and look for the one you need. Some kind soul on this board pointed me this direction when I got my Pfaff.
    Melinda

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Coydog is a coyote dog cross. Kylee was half Siberian and half coyote. Mia Joy was 3/4 Siberian and 1/4 wolf. What a joy she was, too. Where? A housing development on the edge in the Manistee National Forest, but within the city limits of town. I am three streets in. The bear was two streets in at 7:15 in the evening. I know we share the area in the night, but I wish they'd stay in the woods during the day. I actually was more apprehensive when I met a wild coyote at 9:00 one evening with the two dogs I have now. Coyotes are so unpredictable.
    Irishrose, how did you end up with two half wild dogs? One half coyote, one half wolf? My mother had a coyote pet when she was a little girl. She raised an orphaned coyote pup. I would also be more afraid of the coyotes with your dogs than the bear. I have met several coyotes out riding . . . they don't care how close I get on horseback. I also have seen a couple mountain lions, several bobcats, and foxes, but I don't take my dogs along! They'd probably be coyote dinner! Actually, when out riding alone I am more afraid of the dogs I run into then the wild animals! I sure wouldn't want to run into you and your dogs! I patrol Folsom Lake State Park horseback . . . we have had several incidents with people's pet dogs going after horses and people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Wow Melinda, I will have to run the 306w that is still sitting here to see if it sews fast or slow - since they are basically the same thing! I never had a motor on my 319w to see how it sews with a motor, but as a treadle it is pretty slow! I thought the slow speed was just because of the straight leg treadle it is sitting in?

    Nancy
    Let me know if I am crazy or not. Mine seems fast. I dragged it out to be sure, and it is fast to me. I just figure with all the ebroidery mechanisms built in, it would have to be faster straight stitching, or really slow doing decorative stitching. That is my logic anyway. And not scientific, other than side by side comparisons with other machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Wow Melinda, I will have to run the 306w that is still sitting here to see if it sews fast or slow - since they are basically the same thing! I never had a motor on my 319w to see how it sews with a motor, but as a treadle it is pretty slow! I thought the slow speed was just because of the straight leg treadle it is sitting in?

    Nancy
    Here's a video... kind of long. But, my machine is just as fast as this and is not what I consider to be fast compared especially to my 401, Elnas and other vintage machines. I guess it's what you have to compare to or are used to. The motor on the 319 is only .5(I think) which is a pretty weak motor.

    For example, I did a serpentine stitch on my binding on the 319 last week and it was slooooow. I did the same stitch on my Elna 62C and it was probably twice as fast.

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/...cglp3a&newfp=1
    Last edited by Candace; 06-03-2012 at 03:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Miriam, what color is the 260? Grey or green?

    Nancy
    It looks gray under all the gummy stuff
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    http://s2.vsmgroup.com/VSM/Pfaff/pfaffmanual.nsf and look for the one you need. Some kind soul on this board pointed me this direction when I got my Pfaff.
    Melinda, I would be sssssoooooo doing the happy dance if I could make it print out.
    Ok I got it to work!!! NOW I'm doing the happy dance!!!
    Last edited by miriam; 06-03-2012 at 04:08 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Here's a video... kind of long. But, my machine is just as fast as this and is not what I consider to be fast compared especially to my 401, Elnas and other vintage machines. I guess it's what you have to compare to or are used to. The motor on the 319 is only .5(I think) which is a pretty weak motor.

    For example, I did a serpentine stitch on my binding on the 319 last week and it was slooooow. I did the same stitch on my Elna 62C and it was probably twice as fast.

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/...cglp3a&newfp=1
    Maybe Singer was afraid to put a fast motor on it for fear it wouldn't do a good job on the fancy stitches? It wouldn't be hard to tack on a hefty motor though. I haven't done much with mine. I got it cleaned up and put some kind of motor from another machine on it and I do know it runs. I did not like it for free motion - I felt too cramped. I'm wondering if I would like one of the high shank Kenmores for finger room better.
    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 melinda1962 View Post
    Mine will run like a house afire. I would not let my nieces sew with it because it was so fast and I feared it would run away with them and over their little fingers.
    My 319 was very fast with the motor installed. I only use mine now as a treadle a find it is a little slow doing the decorative stitches but straight stitch is just as fast as my other treadles. But for me it is fast enough.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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