Vintage and industrial sewing machines. A tinkerer's blog. I buy, collect, refurbish and sell vintage sewing machines. Pre 1970s all metal machines are my favorite. I've developed a love for these mechanical creations of industrial art. I also love meeting the people who use them. Creative designers, artisans and craftspersons who are able to make things with these marvels. Don't forget to view the videos of the machines in action.
Monday, February 6, 2012
This is one of the most popular sail-repair sewing machines you'll find. Small in size but very powerful and with a zig zag stitch. This Pfaff 130 was meticulously cleaned and polished to mint condition.
I even found some gold paste to refurbish the zig zag knob. These sewing machines are very popular, I've seen some for as much as $600 and not as good looking as this one, I might add.
These are truly indestructible so if you find one that doesn't look to trashy get it, they clean-up well and work as strong as an industrial machine, but much smaller.