Old 10-07-2015, 05:46 AM
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Cool Pfaff

Most of my machines are Singers, but a couple of Brothers snuck their way into my collection, along with a couple of Kenmores and Japanese clones.

I ran across a Pfaff at a yard sale the other day, in a nice cabinet. I didn't see a price, but I knew I didn't have room for yet another cabinet in my tiny sewing room (there are three in here already). So, I passed on the Pfaff. I remember commenting to my daughter-in-law that the Pfaff is one machine I had never dealt with at all.

So, later in the day as we are driving home from the grandkids' basketball games, she mentions that she had bought something for me at another garage sale that she went to by herself. Turns out it is a Pfaff! It's portable, came with all attachments and carrying case. Checking things over, yes, the bobbin case and bobbin are there. This machine was built in West Germany, probably sometime in the '70s. It probably needs a good cleaning and oiling, but it sews beautifully. I consider it to be quite a bargain at $5.00. This is one I would not have been able to pass up myself.
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Old 10-07-2015, 05:58 AM
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Congratulations on your new (40-year-old) Pfaff. They're well-made machines; it should be fun learning its features and putting it through its paces. And no bulky cabinet to deal with.

Two Pfaffs in one day? Do you live in a region with a lot of people of German heritage, or was it just a fluke? I'd be tempted to spend my free time stalking garage sales in your area, that's for sure.
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:00 AM
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I don't believe I could've passed it up either and I have never used a Pfaff before. So many I see that seem like a good bargain have major issues. Happy for you!
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:26 AM
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Nice! I learned how to sew on my grandmother's 50's-era Pfaff so I have a fondness for the brand. I bought one just like hers but I hope to someday inherit her actual machine. It's not a pretty machine, but it's very rugged - I sure abused Gran's a time or two "playing" with it as a youngster, but it survived all of my experiments just fine.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:25 AM
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Congrats on your new Pfaff. And-even better-for having a DIL that keeps her eyes open for you. I've had the opportunity to sew with a newer Pfaff with the built in walking foot and they're really nice machines.
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Old 10-07-2015, 12:52 PM
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Well done. My favourite machine so far is a Pfaff 360. Later ones had a built-in walking foot. If yours is one of these you did exceptionally well.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:25 AM
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I have a vintage Pfaff and love it. They are excellent machines. Lucky you !
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:39 AM
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I can't read the model number. Does it have the built in walking foot? My Pfaffs only require a drop of oil on the bobbin race. Look online for a manual. Still a great buy. The older Pfaffs are workhorses.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:46 AM
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OOH, AWW, That is one machine I would love to come across!
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:51 PM
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Wow great machine for a great price and nice you have someone looking for you and thinking of you, awesome.
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