$25 PFAFF 130 in cabnit

Old 06-19-2012, 10:29 AM
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Default $25 PFAFF 130 in cabnit

So hard to pass up good deals on old machines. found this 40 miles north of Sioux Falls, SD while on vacation, on a farm in their playhouse, it was kept inside at least. Comes with manual and attachments but haven't tried it yet. Serial #4 599 038 and on the underside it says PFAFF-130 and under that 8708. Any ideas on the era, maybe in the 50's? Having to rearrange sewing rm to get all my machines in there. Pull out the front and its a chair with 2 drawers under the seat. The chain on the underside is diff and the bobbin goes in the other way than the norm. Thanks for any info..............vickie
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:27 PM
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According to the list at Needlebar, your machine was made in 1952. Quite a find, I've got one on my wish list... and there's one here in Central Oregon on Craig's List...but they want $200!
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From what Iread about Pfaff's 1950 was the first yr for a 130

charlee there's also one for listed for $1000 , bet you could swing a deal on that one..

cheapest I've seen has been 125, but any one that use's the word flipping in there add gets the " here's your sign "

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Old 06-19-2012, 03:44 PM
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The machine looks just like my Pfaff 130, but cabinet is a little different. Mine has 2 doors, opening from the center. I don't have the cute chair though. Notice the large oval slot in the wood above the knee bar. That is so that you can insert the bobbin without tipping the machine back. It took me several practices to get that bobbin in while not being able to see anything.

Mine has a horiztonal spindle spool attachment that I don't know anything about. I put bobbins on it to keep them handy.

Speaking of bobbins -- I have only had luck with used bobbins, which are dull in color. The new shiny ones that I have purchased don't work. They fit ok, but the thread barely will pull through once inserted into the machine.

My Pfaff is named Leslie after the ND farmer who owned it before me. He bought it at a farm auction, because his wife wouldn't let him sew on her machines. He used it mainly to make denim quilts for his grandchildren and for charity.

Great machine! It is the machine that I use 90% of the time. I hope you will enjoy yours!

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Congratulations on such a great find!! I don't have one of these but I have read that they are really loved by anyone who does own one.
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I also understand that they are real workhorses. A great find.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:39 AM
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I think this machine comes from the late 40's or early 50's. The older pfaffs bobbins always loaded from the front including my Model 102. This machine is belt driven that speaks to it's age. If you ever have to have the timing adjusted make sure you find an "excellent" repair shop. It is more difficult to adjust the belt driven machines. I wish I had seen yours first you would have never gotten it out of my hands! This machine will sew leather and anything else you want to attack. I gave away (like a fool) my original 130 from the 40's to someone who "really needed" a machine.I should have just bought her a machine. I have never been able to purchase one in as good of shap as mine was in.
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Beautiful! congrats on a great deal
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:22 AM
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That is quite a find, i own 2 pfaffs and i love them both, i have an old singer that i found at a garage sale still in the original cabinet for 20.00
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Looks just like mine except I have the "coffee grinder" attached in the back and no cabinet. Mine, like your's says "Made In Germany" and by serial number was made in 1950. Many of them say "Made in Western Germany". It sews so smoothly and you will love it.
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