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    Old 08-06-2018, 07:33 AM
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    Default air/steam engine powered Pfaff 30

    Sometimes I get kinda silly. I had this steam engine and an air compressor and a Pfaff 30.
    Yes, it stitched, but I was running it on an air bubble and ran out of pressure fast. More experimentation will be needed. No, not practical at all. But old sewing factories often ran banks of sewing machines off of steam engines.

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    Old 08-06-2018, 09:14 AM
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    Why not? If we don't ask these questions and give something new a try... then we stagnate. So bravo to you! It looks crazy ridiculous and I love it. Just one question; do you 'have to' wear old aviators glasses to operate it? =)
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    Old 08-06-2018, 09:23 AM
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    No, but I have to listen to Abney Park's "Steampunk Revolution."

    I knew you get it and a few others. Others will sit back and wonder. And that's fine.

    It likes about 90 PSI.. It starts really quickly.
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    Old 08-06-2018, 12:00 PM
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    That sir, is a hoot!
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    Old 08-06-2018, 05:56 PM
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    Leon you have a very active imagination and that is a good thing to have!
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    That's fun! Keep on keepin' on!
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    I've got a husband and father-in-law who you would really get along well with!
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