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Forest of Dean bernina 530?

LeilaMay

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 15:27:44 PM »
Just back from collecting the machine - weather wasn't very kind but we stopped at Tintern Abbey for a coffee, and visited the very good second hand bookshop there too.

Machine does indeed have lots of bits - photos hopefully attached - and was used by the sellers father to make reproduction antique police uniforms as part of his display of antique police memorabilia!

We most like won't be keeping this, just make it lovely and then sell it along - no great profit required just the joy of making it work again  :)
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!  :)

LeilaMay

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2018, 15:28:54 PM »
The rest of the 'opening' pictures
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!  :)

SkoutSews

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2018, 15:31:04 PM »
Very tidy - well done!

Madame Cholet

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2018, 16:14:33 PM »
... most likely won't be keeping this, just make it lovely and then sell it along - no great profit required just the joy of making it work again  :)

I always say that  :|
Oodles of feet... hurrah!
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.

daisy

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2018, 16:42:54 PM »
Very nice! Lovely surprise to find goodies like the feet and buttonhole chisel waiting inside.

LeilaMay

Re: Forest of Dean bernina 530?
« Reply #20 on: January 02, 2018, 16:45:05 PM »
Isn't it?
I have a Bernina 730, and quite a few of those feet. But i I sell this machine on i might keep back the feet I don't have - I still think there'll be some nice feet with it :)
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 #21 on: January 02, 2018, 17:44:04 PM »
That’s a nice looking machine! And lots of lovely bits and bobs, the paint work even looks pretty good!

They’re also nicely all metal:)
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 #22 on: January 02, 2018, 17:51:37 PM »
They’re also nicely all metal:)

Apart from 2 nylon gears  :(
The stitch cam stack gears are prone to cracking, but you can buy Chinese-made replacements. The other gear is a drive gear. I don't know if replacements are available for those.
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 #23 on: January 02, 2018, 18:02:16 PM »
That’s good to know!

Can’t believe I forgot that...
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