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Thread: Vintage Viking Type 21

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    Nov 2015

    Vintage Viking Type 21

    I bought a little Viking Type 21 at a wonderful price on eBay last week. This week, they are more than double the price I paid. I love Viking Machines and my main one is a 20+ year old 500 that I don't ever plan to replace. They can bury me with it. LOL I thought it would be fun to have the 21, though. It was manufactured sometime in the early 1950s, and the case could be better, but works and fastens, and isn't stinky, so I'm happy. Does anyone else own one of these 30+ pound cuties?

    Susan in E. TN
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    I wish !
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    At the moment I don't have one, but I know them well. I have sewn on two different 21s; one with a stitch length lever and one with a reverse push button like yours. I have had my hands on a 19 too. They are nice, they are a bit heavy, but in my experience the best zigzaggers have a bit of weight to them. I think they are stronger than the average machine and faster than most computerized machines I have used. The only tricky thing about it is the combo stitch length reverse button, it can need a lot of repeated cleaning and oiling to shift smootly. Stuck in reverse is a common issue, but it's mostly about getting the parts clean, lubricated and keeping up the maintanance. There are good info on the Husqvarna groups.io. I read the hook and race parts require special tools, so I never went took it fully appart, just clean and oil from accessable angles, which is well within doable. I know of one person who has kept one of these as a main machine most of her life, she has it reguarly in for service at it still looks very clean and shiny.

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