Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main > For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
Neighbor just brough over a present: A mint Viking 21-E w/all accessories! >

Neighbor just brough over a present: A mint Viking 21-E w/all accessories!

Neighbor just brough over a present: A mint Viking 21-E w/all accessories!

Old 12-01-2015, 12:14 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: MT
Posts: 12
Red face Neighbor just brough over a present: A mint Viking 21-E w/all accessories!

Our neighbor and mentor is an 86-year-old hermit living in a museum-like setting in rural Montana. The other day I was doing some hand-embroidery when he arrived, and we got to talking about machines. I showed him my old Morse (a Singer 66 clone) and he wasn't very impressed. This man has only bought the very best all his life, and was an incredibly accomplished mechanic in his time. He mentioned he had an old machine that did "lots of stitches." Today he brought it over and gifted it to me-- a beautiful, mint condition Husqvarna Viking 21E. Of course, as is standard with ALL his tools, it is clean, running perfectly, and has every accessory with it: original case, cams, tool set, manual, and the "table top" (which I'd never seen before). Clearly, this machine is a huge step up from my Morse (and the old Ambassador zig zag I gave my mom). I have also never seen a machine that has a double needle capability! I don't know anything about using the cams, but I'm looking forward to learning. I am in love!

[Also, I think I may have a problem. In one year I went from one useless plastic machine that I could hardly use, to four incredible vintage cast iron machines that I use regularly!]
Attached Thumbnails phpelkmmrpm-1-.jpg   phplxumhbpm.jpg   phpskoaonpm.jpg   phpzhupoqpm.jpg  
TheMountainsAreCalling is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Mableton, GA
Posts: 10,353

That is a beauty! Nice story and glad you got it to play with.
Stitchnripper is online now  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:19 PM
Super Member
needles3thread's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,255

Good for you.
needles3thread is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Lorenzo, CA
Posts: 5,361

very very nice. Viking machines are tough
SteveH is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Super Member
JudyTheSewer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,243

Lucky you! I have the 21A and it has become one of my favorite machines. My sewing machine obsession's current love is all machines from Europe. I LOVE the Bernina's, Necchi's, and Viking Husqvarna's. I am hoping to come across a Pfaff someday.

Let us know how you like it once you oil her up and use her on a project.
JudyTheSewer is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:36 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 202

That is one beautiful machine.
19cats is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:41 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 38,881

Mint machine in mint condition! AWESOME!
Tartan is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 12:50 PM
Super Member
mike'sgirl's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: starke,Florida
Posts: 2,024

That's so pretty!! I love that case too.
mike'sgirl is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 01:03 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,963

The 19 and 21 are favorites of mine, they are 1950s models and they have a bit more motor power than most domestic models. You have probably the easiest one to have as a vintage model, some of them have combination turn / push-in button for reverse, and they often need extra bit of cleaning and lubrication to work again. A very nice gift ;- )

Last edited by Mickey2; 12-01-2015 at 01:07 PM.
Mickey2 is offline  
Old 12-01-2015, 01:31 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Duncan, SC, 29334 USA
Posts: 4,580

*** She is soooooo pretty.
*** He did shine her up nicely.
jbj137 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
12-08-2014 12:36 PM
Lori Peercy
09-14-2011 07:54 AM
05-28-2011 01:30 PM
09-14-2010 11:41 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.