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    Senior Member stitchengramie's Avatar
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    Look What I Got

    A beautiful Viking Sewing Machine 6430 in a lovely oak cabinet. It was given to me by an elderly man who brought it for his wife in May of 1975 for her birthday. It has all the cams and attachments. The sad thing is his wife passed away in June of 75 and only used the machine a few times. He never parted with it until now.
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    What a lovely gift - the machine and the cabinet are beautiful.

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    Nice machine and cabinet! I've never seen one with fold down leaves on both sides, nice!

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    That is a wonderful machine! Are all of the buttons and knobs free turning?

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    Beautiful, beautiful cabinet and the machine is beautiful also. You will have many good sewing hours on this beauty.

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    Love the cabinet.

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    What a nice guy. I think he needs a quilt as a "Thank You".
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    What a wonderful gift. Will be difficult to repay but a quilt could be a nice momento!
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    That man must think a lot of you to part with this. A beautiful machine and cabinet.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    oh what a treasure...lucky you!

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    WOW, what a good find! ENJOY!
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    Lucky you. Hopefully it hasn't suffered any damage from neglect.
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    Knowing the story behind this machine will make it all the more special to you. Congrats.

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    How awesome!!!

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    That machine is a real work horse.. It will give you many, many years of use. You are a lucky lady.

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    Wow, are you lucky!!!

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    It's a beautiful cabinet, they don't make them like that anymore!!
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    How lucky you are, what a beauty. Have fun with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchengramie View Post
    A beautiful Viking Sewing Machine 6430 in a lovely oak cabinet. It was given to me by an elderly man who brought it for his wife in May of 1975 for her birthday. It has all the cams and attachments. The sad thing is his wife passed away in June of 75 and only used the machine a few times. He never parted with it until now.
    Hey that looks just like the my mom had in the 70's I used to get in trouble tinking with it lol.It really does look like it.I was just a teenager then now I am an older girl 49 lol I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
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    Oh, that is just beautiful. I think a quilt is in order for the kindhearted gentleman.
    Busy in Ohio

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    What a beautiful machine and cabinet! Like having a "new" old machine!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    That is a wonderful machine! Are all of the buttons and knobs free turning?

    Dayle
    If not, it would be worth your time to join the Yahoo group (Viking Sewing Machines pre-1980) to find a list of experienced and reputable repairmen to bring this beauty back to life. They are real workhorses and produces the loveliest stitches. There is a wealth of info available through the group and the moderator is an old sewing machine guy (OSMG) with years of experience.

    And the cabinet is gorgeous too!
    Dorothy in PA

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    You have been blessed! You must be someone very special!

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    When I finally parted with my mothers Elna, which was the same vintage, I felt much best because I gave it to someone who would love it. I'll bet that this man feels the same way. Try and make him something with it - soon- to show him how much you will love it, too!

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    That is really a great gift! Viking sewing machines are workhorses and the old ones were really made well.
    Kathleen, a lass with a bit of the Irish in her blood and a whole lot of Irish in her heart

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