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I have a ton of cabinets in my house - most of them only fit Kenmore or Free Westinghouse - some JC Penny machines won't fit Singer cases or tables and the Singers won't go in those cases or cabinets. I don't know about Elna, Bernina, Pfaff, Viking or Necchi fitting in a Singer cabinet. Some machines weren't made to go on the table hinges. Nancy is right the clones will fit in some of the Singer cabinets. Singers come in several sizes so you have to have the same base. Treadles are a whole different game.
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
The other night, Cathy told me about this wire thingy that attachs to the regular sewing foot of a vintage Pfaff to make it act like a hopping foot. I looked through all my vintage Pfaff accessories and found that I have 2 of those strange wire things. My 130 book does not show a photo of that wire or how to use it. The wire appears way too long to attach to the thumb screw and then to the foot. Cathy can you put some photos on here on how to attach and use that wire hooked up? I don't understand how you could hook that wire up to a regular foot and actually make it work like a hopping foot. I swear, I learn something new every day! The whole idea of turning a regular foot into a darning foot sounds weird. I want to know more!
The wire 'thingy' is bent differently at each end. Place the tip of short bend in the hole on the bottom third of the faceplate. The other end is hooked to the screw on the presser foot. This holds the foot so that it rides just over the fabric. It does not hop.
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Thank you, Nancy.. I did a search and found this model 27 is correct and was ordered into production Sept 30, 1901. It's a one owner, can be converted to electricity with a CAN motor.. but I'll be leaving 'her' just the way I found her. An address book that was handwritten and among the accessories was written by the owner.. from Amsterdam... some german notes and numbers. ?? could be telephone numbers. The owner was 90 years old when she last sewed with this machine.. now past and her son was selling her stuff. Unfortunately the shop owner wouldn't give out any names..
Busy cleaning off the 112 years of accumulated gunk these days.. TY for your help. Judy
Steve, I just saw that little green General Electric machine you posted in the pictures thread.
Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Machine Photos
I need to know more about that one. Is that a toy machine? That thing is fascinating to me. I would love to see more pictures of it. Every angle and side of it. The motor setup is pretty funky. Love it!