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    Bernina Old Style feet, how to find?

    Other than Etsy and eBay I am new to finding Bernina's Old Style feet to fit my 730 Record. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you, Libber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libber View Post
    Other than Etsy and eBay I am new to finding Bernina's Old Style feet to fit my 730 Record. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you, Libber.
    It isn't difficult. Just do an internet search for Bernina 730 Record sewing machine feet.

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    sewingpartsonline is a good place to look.
    https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/be...ine-parts.aspx

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    Any Bernina dealer can get them for you. They are still making and selling them new.
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    I see the old style on eBay occasionally. I have a finger guard, #99 I believe, that fits only the old style feet.

    I cannot use it. Iíd be happy to give it to you, free, if you would need it,

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine View Post
    Any Bernina dealer can get them for you. They are still making and selling them new.
    I was wondering about that. I bought feet for a 930 from the dealer just a few years ago.
    Patrice S

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    If you are on Facebook, there are several Bernina groups. I do see an occasional sale post for old style feet.

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    Are you looking for a particular foot?

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    Yes, I'd like to find a Old Style walking foot for my 730. I'm somewhat of a 'purist' as I have a FW, all the feet& attachments are OEM. Thank you for responding, Libber

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    Hi Annette, thank you for responding. I am new to this Bernina and its feet. It seems like there are 3 difference sets of numbers for Bernina feet. I have the original list of feet and attachments to my 1971 730. Those numbers do not appear to be any of the 3 other types of numbers I've found. I keep reading, searching for articles, etc that might possibily help me in my quest for more knowledge on my machine. Thanks again, Libber

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    Hi Caroline, thank you for your offer. I did not know there was a finger guard #99. That is shows how much of a 'newby' I am. I'm the type that likes to match numbers with the foot name and what it is used for. Now to go searching to find a picture of the #99. Thanks again, Libber

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    Sorry, but I do not have a walking foot for the 730 Record (which was a fantastic machine). I had one in the 1970's that I loved but lost it in a fire. I still have the 12+ feet that I know are the genuine and correct feet for the 730. If you are interested, we can talk further by email.

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    I still use the older feet. I can find them at our local sewing machine/quilting store. However, the older feet are way more expensive than the newer feet. If you have a freecycle in your area you can put a note to find the feet. Otherwise, I would also suggest Craig's List.

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    Do not buy feet from EBay , Amazon, or any other online seller, including Bernina. I have 3 sets of walking feet, bought, you guessed it, including Bernina. None fit or work properly on my Old Style Bernina. Finally did an online search for the nearest Bernina dealer, for me a 45 minute drive. Took the machine with me and they let me try the feet, and I bought them. A little expensive, but in long run it will be worth it Find your nearest Bernina dealer, if the drive is to far, call them, maybe they have just what you need.

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    I thought I read that the factory that made parts for the older Berninas burned down and they were not being made now. I have an 830 Record that dates to 1972, but I haven't tried to buy anything for it for several years. My kids gave me the walking foot for Christmas one year, probably more than 10 years ago. I just noticed by looking on Sewing Parts Online, that the feet that work with the old 830 don't work with the 730, which I did not realize until now.

    I have bought many parts for old machines from Sewing Parts Online and have had excellent success with compatibility. If they sell you something that didn't fit when they said it would, you could return it, I assume. Each part has a list of the brands and models that are compatible, so it's easy to verify before you buy.

    Another option might possibly be a shank adapter that would allow you to attach low shank feet. A Bernina dealer, if they don't have the right walking foot, might have the shank adapter that would fit your machine, and they should know whether it would work with a low shank walking foot. I'd have them demonstrate this on your machine before you buy it because walking feet have bulky parts that might collide with an adapter. None of that would fit in with your quest to get the genuine parts, but if they're no longer being made, it might be the solution for making the machine do what you need it to do.
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    Yes, something happened to the factory in Switzerland. I thought I heard it was an avalanche that destroyed the basement. But I could be wrong. What makes the Bernina feet unique is the way they attach to the cone. There is no adapter for low shank or high shank. It is what I refer to as one toe or two toes. The old style has two smaller pieces of metal on the front of the foot that attaches to the cone. The newer feet have one wider piece of metal in the front of the foot where it attaches to the cone. The style you want for the older machine is two toe. Also there is a difference in the color of the box. I think the old style box is red where the current models use the white box. (one toe) Call a Bernina Dealer near you. The Bernina dealer I worked for carried both styles in the store. We also carried both styles of walking feet. As far as the number is concerned, the number is the same for both styles. It got rather confusing when someone called for a foot and I needed to know which machine they had so I could get them the correct foot.

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    Please type in "Bernina usa", then go to accessories, and at the bottom of that page there is "Bernina Support", type in your feet questions and your machine 730 and the year of the machine, and they are really good at helping you locate what you need.
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    I had a Bernina 850 that was damaged in a flood. I kept the feet, as l figured they might be useful to someone. After asking many friends & auquaintences, couldn't find a home for them...so l gave them to my repair guy for parts. So ask your service shop to see it they keep salvaged parts. Old time , multi make repair shops best. Good luck.

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    Thanks for the tip, I'll go see Bernina on the 8th.

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    Thank you for the information, our Bernina dealer is in Wenatchee, I've known them all for years.

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    Smile Thank you for all the information

    I appreciate all the good information you shared with me. We have a good Bernina dealer in Wenatchee I have dealt with for years as they also carry Baby-Lock which is what we use for 4H sewing.

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    Fortunately I have a shank adapter. I just ordered from Sewing Parts Online, I used to purchase from them when I was into vintage Singers. Thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions. Libber

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    This is the shank adapter, in case others are looking for it. This is for the old style 830 Record and others, but the 730 is not listed: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/pr...019477000.aspx
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    I know the Bernina folks in OKC could get any foot that is still being made for you! In fact, they carry most of the "old" feet in store! Try a Bernina dealer...or go online and look for Bernina of OKC! They are wonderful!! My new machine is there now for her annual "checkup" and her older sister is going after that! Good luck!
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