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Help to know about a found treasure......I think

Old 02-22-2018, 03:47 PM
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It seems there is a lot of people here who know about old sewing machines and I hope someone can help me. I have inherited an old Adler Sewing machine that is built into a nice cabinet. It says its a model 189A. I cannot find anything on line about this specific model and wanted to know more about it. Itís from W. Germany and runs well. I am also looking to downsize and want to pass it on to someone who would enjoy it. When was it built? Whatís its value?
Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Terry
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:00 PM
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We have a member on our forum names Twass who lives in Germany and is quite the researcher (especially about Adlers). You may want to check with her
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:26 PM
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I don't know anything about it, but it looks like a nice little machine in a nice cabinet. Good luck with your search.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:42 PM
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We have a member on our forum names Twass who lives in Germany and is quite the researcher (especially about Adlers). You may want to check with her
Steve, do you mean TwassG on VictorianSweatshop.com? I could not find TwassG on QB.

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Old 02-22-2018, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by bkay View Post
Steve, do you mean TwassG on VictorianSweatshop.com? I could not find TwassG on QB.

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Yes, she's on VSS not here on QB.

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Old 02-23-2018, 04:35 AM
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I have a Phoenix which is a different brand but I guess the companies had a degree of influens on each other. These Adlers are definitely gems. Some insist they are all metal, but the one I came a cross had a few plastic gears. I guess some were all metal, others not and they experimented a bit in those days. All metal gears would be a pluss.

The 189 was top of the line in the 1950s, it takes double layer cams giving fancy stitches few other models could at the time. In clean, working order you could get a bit for it. Used sewing machines like this go for anything from $70 to $200 around here, but it gets harder to find a buyer much above $100. Then they have to be in fully working condition, accessories and cams need to be there, clean, oiled and stitch samples provided. Adlers aren't very common and yours looks like it's in very nice condition.
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:02 AM
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There is a pre-war Adler on Craigslist in Wichita, ks now for $50. tempting...
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Old 02-23-2018, 07:54 AM
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I found several sites and blogs talking about this machine. I googled Adler 189A and a lot of links show up, many pictures, pinterest items, manuals, parts, etc. Lots of info to be found regarding your machine.
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That side storage is really neat.
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