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Thread: Which are your favourite vintage machines and why?

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    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
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    My fav is my 66 Redeye. It never gives me any problem and also sews a nice stitch. Second is the two-spool for piecing it never runs out of bobbin thread during a sewing session. You can really load those old wooden spools with lots of thread.
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    I really like my Singer 201, Singer 301 and my Featherweight (1950 Centennial model). I still also really like my Bernina Record 830 purchased new in 1975.
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    I'm kinda partial to my Singer 401A, BUT I recently inherited a 66-16 that does the most perfect straight stitch I have ever seen.

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    My favorite, the Singer 301. She never lets me down. If only 301's could zigzag, it would be the perfect machine.

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    My Pfaff 1473 is my main machine and my Bernina 730E sits right beside it. Viking 6430 goes to classes. Necchi Supernova Ultra is downstairs with the quilting machine. But that's 3 oldies and there are more - -Pfaff 360 and 2 treadles. I sold over 1/2 dozen when I moved in '09 so whats left are my favorites and I would only willingly part with one treadle - the Ruby, have to keep the 1906 66K that needs a cabinet and extra feet.

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    I would have to say my Singer 99 since it is my only vintage one so far.
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    Tough choices. Hands down, I would keep my 15-91 for FMQ. I would keep my 201 hand crank for times when there is no electricity and her perfect stitch. I would keep one FW for piecing and ease of taking to classes. But I would really miss my 66 treadle... Please, can I keep 4????
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    I have 2 White Rotary machines. I love the fact that they have knee presses rather than a pedal. They also sew great.

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    My 201! I love the stitch & it's beautiful. I also just got an old Bernina 730 Record but haven't had time to sew on it yet... Also have a new Pfaff for the decorative stitches and main sewing. Anything heavy goes to the 201!

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    hSince I have a big collection of vintage machines (and use them), it is hard to pick a favorite but most days you will see me sitting with one of my FW----piecing away.....

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