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Forest of Dean bernina 530?

Roger

Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« on: December 31, 2017, 22:42:06 PM »
Hi All,
Here’s a nice looking collection only welsh bernina, looks in nice nick, terrible listing:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F152838074030
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 23:00:52 PM by Roger »
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Ploshkin

Re: Wales/cornwall bernina 530?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 22:50:33 PM »
The Forest of Dean is not in Wales unless the border has sneaked east a bit  :)
Life's too short for ironing.

Roger

Re: Wales/cornwall bernina 530?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 22:59:50 PM »
Oops! Thanks Brenda!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

BrendaP

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 23:04:23 PM »
Coleford is in Gloucestershire, which is neither Wales nor Cornwall.  It's where justpottering does all her lovely baking, and where my parents moved to after they retired.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Madame Cholet

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 23:07:44 PM »
Gosh yes - that is an outrageously rubbish listing!!  :o

From the 'bulge' on the top where the stitch selection slider is, I too suspect it is a 530 record as they have the full complement of ornamental stitches.

The cardboard box looks like the one the Bernina circular sewing attachment came in.

The 530 records were issued with a large complement of presser feet - something like 14 in total I think but I'm not sure offhand. If the machine has its full set of feet tucked away in the green storage box thing then depending on the price it may well be well worth having just for the feet alone. Also the 530 record came with the little buttonhole chisel and block as standard too.

I have a 530 record which I got for buttons a while back as the foot pedal innards had collapsed and it smelled like fairground dodgems when you tried to run it, but it came with a full set of feet and the chisel and other bits and bobs. I cleaned it up and grafted on a generic foot pedal and now it sews beautifully. It's a fabulous machine and one of my favourites.

Edit to add - I have just had a peek at my 530-2 record and the bulge is over the stitch camstack. The 532-2 did straight and zigzag and no fancy stitches so I don't think it had a bulge, because it there is no big camstack to form a bulge on the top casing...
(I'm half expecting Bodgey to pop in now with one of her ooer missus comments.... !.... no I have not been drinking but I have scoffed a blushworthy quantity of maltesers... blame the sugar rush if I am not making sense lol...  :S)

 
« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 23:41:38 PM by Madame Cholet »
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.

Roger

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 23:45:31 PM »
I have one too, and they’re a lovely little machine, nice range of stitches, good solid construction and somewhat under rated compared to other bernina models I was really impressed by mine.

The key parts seem to be there, manual, extension table, and a plug suggests the pedal is there, the accessories container too. The rest is speculation... but looks like it was carefully packed then opened and photoed.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Madame Cholet

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 23:54:11 PM »
The foot pedal is there, you can just see it and its 2 pin plug tucked away in the little compartment.
My 530-2 record does the nicest satin stitch out of all of my berninas  <3
The foot pedal on mine was wrecked, when I opened it up a load of little graphite (?) discs that had given up the ghost came tumbling out. I have kept the old foot pedal though, I meant to research whether or not they were fixable but I haven't got round to that yet.
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.

Madame Cholet

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 17:37:09 PM »
It sold for £46.
 8)
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.

Roger

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 19:18:35 PM »
More than i expected tbf, but that wasn’t much for a bernina.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

LeilaMay

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 19:30:40 PM »
Well we wanted a project, the Forest is a nice day out for us, we'll swing by Tintern Abbey for a picnic, and I reckon I can get my money back selling it in parts if the motor's blown  :)
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

BrendaP

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 19:35:35 PM »
I am pleased that it was someone from here that got it.   0_0
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

LeilaMay

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 19:49:56 PM »
p.s. OH reckons Roger is a bad man for enabling me so much LOL
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Roger

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 19:50:02 PM »
Cool! I hope it’s good after our speculation...

I thought you said no more machines tho? Not that I’m one to speak I have my eye on a nice one at the moment...

Let’s us know how it goes as a project machine!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Roger

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 19:50:54 PM »
‘‘Tis a fair cop’  :angel:
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Madame Cholet

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 20:02:18 PM »
Well we wanted a project, the Forest is a nice day out for us, we'll swing by Tintern Abbey for a picnic, and I reckon I can get my money back selling it in parts if the motor's blown  :)

Oh wow what wonderful news!!
Here's hoping it comes choc full with oodles of feet and the embroidery hoop and the buttonhole chisel!!
The circular attachment alone - if that is what is indeed in the cardboard box - I have seen go on ebay for around £20.
Enjoy your new machine, and your day out too  :loveit:
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.