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    Does anyone have some compiled information on base/head compatibility? I remember reading that there were different spacings even within a brand but it seems that there's also some cross brand compatibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Nice and clean machine. Does that have the automatic needle threader on it? My 229 has one but I don't really know how to use it properly. It just won't grab the thread.
    Grant get a flashlight and look at the threader. It is probably missing the little wire in the middle of the threader that grabs the thread. My 260 also has a needle threader, but the thread grabber thingy in the middle is gone - so it does not work. I have not checked the 230 yet!

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    The 230 has an extra lever on the back - I would assume it was a threader. I love how the light raises and lowers with that lever.
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    It is all there and it still has the point on it. It just doesn't seem like it is going through far enough to grab it. It may be bent just enough. Or I may have a needle that is too thick of a needle for it to work too. It is aligned right and is working correctly, it would seem. It might be just out of adjustment too. I am going to try to see what I can do today on it. I took it off and it looks like that part is replaceable. Did Pfaff make these threadding things a long time or was it short-lived?
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Grant get a flashlight and look at the threader. It is probably missing the little wire in the middle of the threader that grabs the thread. My 260 also has a needle threader, but the thread grabber thingy in the middle is gone - so it does not work. I have not checked the 230 yet!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    It is all there and it still has the point on it. It just doesn't seem like it is going through far enough to grab it. It may be bent just enough. Or I may have a needle that is too thick of a needle for it to work too. It is aligned right and is working correctly, it would seem. It might be just out of adjustment too. I am going to try to see what I can do today on it. I took it off and it looks like that part is replaceable. Did Pfaff make these threadding things a long time or was it short-lived?
    A long time, and they still make them! The modern ones are almost identical to the vintage threaders!

    Nancy

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    It was just out of adjustment. I needed to just loosen the set screw and rotate it forward just a frog hair and it works really well now. Thank you for your help Nancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Does anyone have some compiled information on base/head compatibility? I remember reading that there were different spacings even within a brand but it seems that there's also some cross brand compatibility.
    I can say that a WW9 does not fit in a Davis NVF cabinet. Ask me how I know - LOL.

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    Again thanks to Judy the sewer and Cathy for posting great pics of the glass feet for the WW8
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    http://muskegon.craigslist.org/bar/3335885151.html
    looks like a really old Elna. I've not seen this before.

    Some deals up there http://muskegon.craigslist.org/clt/3325953546.html
    Last edited by miriam; 10-29-2012 at 03:04 PM.
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    Miriam,

    That is an Elna #1, AKA 'The Grasshopper'. Neat little straight stitch machine.

    Cathy



    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://muskegon.craigslist.org/bar/3335885151.html
    looks like a really old Elna. I've not seen this before.

    Some deals up there http://muskegon.craigslist.org/clt/3325953546.html
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Laura, go for it - be quirky! I bet everyone in the class will be asking you what you are sewing on! I love to take an unusual machine - it gets other like minded people interested in the vintage machines! I've managed to hook a few people that way!

    Love the photos of the glass feet!

    Nancy
    Thanks for the encouragement! It sews a really nice stitch with that cute little hammer head. Have to get a new bulb, though. Laura

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    Hey all you grandmother's, wouldn't that quilt behind the mid arm table be a great project! We could get some fabric paint, paint each grandchild's foot, and make a quilt block with each grandchild's footprint! I think that is a cool idea! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/art/3322702466.html Hummmmm on second thought, though, it might be really messy - but, what fun the kids would have!

    Nancy

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    Ok this is a puzzle. Grant PM'd me about this Pfaff 230 and it has both of us puzzled! http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/3370410650.html

    That black 230 is nothing like my 230. It is missing the top control for the embroidery stitches, the spool pin is in a different location on that machine, knob B, which is above the needle positioning is missing? Did Pfaff have different versions of a particular model? This is really weird to me! I would love to see that black 230 in person.

    Anyone know what the heck that 230 is and why my 230 is so different?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Anyone know what the heck that 230 is and why my 230 is so different? Nancy
    No idea - I like that one - cabinet and all - too bad it is so far - looks very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok this is a puzzle. Grant PM'd me about this Pfaff 230 and it has both of us puzzled! http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/3370410650.html

    That black 230 is nothing like my 230. It is missing the top control for the embroidery stitches, the spool pin is in a different location on that machine, knob B, which is above the needle positioning is missing? Did Pfaff have different versions of a particular model? This is really weird to me! I would love to see that black 230 in person.

    Anyone know what the heck that 230 is and why my 230 is so different?

    Nancy
    Nancy - I don't know anything about the Pfaffs but looking at the covers of the manuals in these links I wonder if there's something different between the 230 and the 230 Automatic?
    http://sewingwishlist.com/help/PFAFF-230.html
    http://sewingwishlist.com/help/PFAFF-230-260.html

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    I have several machines that I would like to share. I have been collecting and restoring machines for about two years. This one is not an antique yet but it is certainly a vintage machine. It is a Nelco R-2000. It is a fantastic machine to sew on but it is very complicated as you can see. I had a Singer 401-A that couldn't compare to this machine. It is not finicky at all and will do just about anything you want and is very forgiving. I had never heard of it before I saw it at an Estate Sale. This one is a keeper. Does anyone else have one of these? Name:  Nelco.4.jpg
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    I just picked this Minnesota A in a case a few weeks ago. I wiped it down and the finish was just fantastic on this machine that definately is an antique. Much more simple than the Nelco I just posted. Fantastic machine that now sews like a new machine again. It vibrates like crazy if you go too fast, so I don't go too fast. Just a great looking clean machine in incredible condition. Attachment 373403 Attachment 373405

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Nancy - I don't know anything about the Pfaffs but looking at the covers of the manuals in these links I wonder if there's something different between the 230 and the 230 Automatic?
    http://sewingwishlist.com/help/PFAFF-230.html
    http://sewingwishlist.com/help/PFAFF-230-260.html
    Yipppeee! Ken, you solved the puzzle! So there is a 230 and a 230 Automatic! Wow, now that makes sense. Now, I want the plain 230 too! Thank you for your research!

    Nancy

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    This Anker RZ was a mess when I got it. Someone had tried to rewire the motor. Someone tried to work on the upper tension and lost parts. Someone left it in a flood in it's case. No rust on the machine but the case was a mess. I did replace the square footplate that was damaged by rust. All other chrome was in good condition. Someone rubbed off almost all of the decals on it too. Made in West Germany it was impossible to find parts. It sews great now and is simple to use. It can sew sooo slow if you want. Great machine solid, heavy and all metal worm gear drive. Sweet machine. I have someone picking this machine up tomorrow. I'm going to be sad to let it go. Attachment 373406

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I have several machines that I would like to share. I have been collecting and restoring machines for about two years. This one is not an antique yet but it is certainly a vintage machine. It is a Nelco R-2000. It is a fantastic machine to sew on but it is very complicated as you can see. I had a Singer 401-A that couldn't compare to this machine. It is not finicky at all and will do just about anything you want and is very forgiving. I had never heard of it before I saw it at an Estate Sale. This one is a keeper. Does anyone else have one of these? Name:  Nelco.4.jpg
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    Grant, that Nelco looks complicated and interesting too! The angle of the photo almost makes it look like a 3/4 size machine? Is it a full size? Very clean looking and pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
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    Now that is interesting - the bed decals are beautiful, but the rest of the decals including the name are gone? Maybe, the name was never on the machine to start with? It looks like it has zig zag and feed drop? Nice machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    This Anker RZ was a mess when I got it.
    Grant - I believe the my New Home CZ is just a rebadged Anker RZ. Pity you didn't find parts as the bracket that attaches the bobbin winder to the machine was broken on mine in shipment It's nice to hear how well it sews, though!

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    I think that is correct Ken and Nancy, but there is no buttonhole knob/lever to the right on the black one. Both the automatic and non automatic have one of them but I believe Ken is correct on this as well. My 299 is an automatic and has all of them just like Nancy's 230.
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Yipppeee! Ken, you solved the puzzle! So there is a 230 and a 230 Automatic! Wow, now that makes sense. Now, I want the plain 230 too! Thank you for your research!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I just picked this Minnesota A in a case a few weeks ago. I wiped it down and the finish was just fantastic on this machine that definately is an antique. Much more simple than the Nelco I just posted. Fantastic machine that now sews like a new machine again. It vibrates like crazy if you go too fast, so I don't go too fast. Just a great looking clean machine in incredible condition. Attachment 373403 Attachment 373405
    Grant, I can't open these attachments?

    Nancy

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