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Thanks Ladies for providing the pics of the glass feet, very interesting, i imagine the glass made it easier to see what you were sewing.
cedar city ut and i am a fabricaholic & i have a few other addictions-scrap booking is right up there w/ fabric
Thanks to Judy and Cathy for the pics of the glass inserts. No idea yet if the one I'm looking at has any. If it does I think I'd only use them as templates for copies - possibly in glass but most likely in plastic. Can't you just imagine some one in consumer product safety seeing glass feet for a modern machine? I don't even know if going with tempered glass would make them happy. Maybe Gorilla glass
A week away and I'm about twenty pages behind - my you are a chatty bunch!! I love every minute of it too...
Mine doesn't have the original motor - I think it has a Kenmore motor stuck on it.
NEVER LET A SEWING MACHINE
KNOW YOU ARE IN A HURRY
I have several clones that don't have their original motors. But at least the ones on there are black like the machines and don't stick out a pimple on prom night.
From what I've deduced many of the clones came in less motors and wiring. Then what ever distributor handled them put US type motors on them.
My HOTHER was made in Japan by JUKI, but it's original motor was a Belgelcor brand made in Belgium. My Sew Mor 404 had a Delco US made motor on it, but the cooling fan shattered so now it's got a Chinese made Alpha Sew motor.
I've also got a 1.5 amp motor made by Brother, I think, sitting on the sidelines waiting for a machine to go on. It's unpainted. So when it finds a home I'll tape off the placard and paint it to match.
Here is my new Pfaff 230 from Miriam! She came with a bunch of attachments, the stitch wheel, and even an extra set of feed dogs, extra needle plate, and an extra needle clamp for a double needle? I am thinking whoever owned this machine had a donor machine! DH did a quick rewire on the cord where the insulation was missing. I just started playing with her, and Miriam yes, I may take Ray's class one of these days - but, not with this machine! She works perfectly - almost exactly the same as my 260! In fact, the manual is for the 230-260!
She also has the back bed extension and is made to treadle if I wanted to do a motorectomy! The manual even talks about the speed if she were a treadle! She runs quiet and strong like all my Pfaffs!