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Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2022, 20:05:03 PM »
@Surest1tch I know the bobbins are different to my Pfaff, but is there a size or something to know what to buy for it?

Surest1tch

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2022, 20:33:05 PM »
@Bodgeitandscarper, I honestly don't know! I tried a google search with no joy so used one of D/H's fancy measuring tools and got the exact size of the originals, all I could find were clear plastic ones  :boohoo:

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2022, 09:17:53 AM »
I'll measure mine and have a look, I only have two clear plastic ones - do you remember where you got yours from? @Surest1tch

DrMike

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2022, 18:32:11 PM »
A very nice sewing machine.
Husqvarna sewing machines were produced in a region of Sweden that at the time was known for its furniture industry. Not surprisingly local industry produced sewing tables for the Husqvarna 19/20/21-series. Here is one quite nice example.
 
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Ouryve

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2022, 18:34:50 PM »
That's rather neat but if the machine is as heavy as it looks, it would take some muscle to get it in and out if the cupboard!
Janome M50QDC - "Jane" - Small, cute and hard working.
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DrMike

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2022, 18:49:44 PM »
I have one of that model and think it's fabulous, the only drawback is I can't find metal spools which I prefer for it so have to make do with plastic ones.

You can purchase metal spools from Sweden. Here is a source:

https://butik.e-slojd.se/symaskinsdelar/sok-pa-marken/husqvarna-viking/spolar-bobbins/spole-husqvarna-metall-10-pack/

 (10 spools for 120 SEK ≈ £10)

I suggest you email them or give them a call. Most likely the will be able to  to sell to the U.K.

Email: eslojd18@gmail.com
Phone: +46-706269125

BTW, here is a manual for the 21E which is very similar to the 19E:
Husqvarna 21E pdf manual

/Michael
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Surest1tch

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2022, 20:50:15 PM »
Thanks for that @DrMike, I'll look into those spools. The machine actually came with the original manuals, 2 actually but ones in German, thankfully the others in English.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2022, 21:42:33 PM »
Thanks from me too for the info, @DrMike .

@Ouryve it's not as heavy as it looks.

keepitsimple

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2022, 09:52:50 AM »
I have one of that model and think it's fabulous, the only drawback is I can't find metal spools which I prefer for it so have to make do with plastic ones.
I bought some standard metal "Class L" bobbins that fit and work perfectly. They also hold more thread than the plastic ones as the metal sides aren't as thick as the plastic ones so there's more space inside. They do fit a bit tighter on the bobbin winder shaft than the plastic ones but not so much that it is a problem.
From ebay (in china) about £8 for 25 bobbins if I remember right.

Surest1tch

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2022, 16:17:47 PM »
Thanks for that @keepitsimple. They are really cheap, are we still allowed to import stuff without massive import charges now we're out of the EU?

Acorn

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2022, 16:22:40 PM »
As they're coming from China I don't suppose the EU has anything to do with it!
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

keepitsimple

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2022, 16:49:17 PM »
Anything on ebay that comes from outside the UK will either have VAT already added into the price you see upfront, or it will say "plus VAT" in the listing. Same on Amazon I think.
Anyway, you won't have anything to pay when it arrives. If you prefer you can probably get class L bobbins in the UK from the likes of Tysew etc.. They are a very standard bobbin.

annieeg

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2022, 17:15:58 PM »
I have been using a class 21 for a while which has been on loan from a friend.  I now have to return this  :( so I've been looking to buy one.  I found a Husqvarna Viking class 20 but cannot find any information on it.  Does anyone know about this model?
TIA
Annie

keepitsimple

Re: Husqvarna Viking 19e Special Edition
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2022, 20:41:53 PM »
I don't think the 20 is that common. Basic straight stitch and zig-zag only. Looks very similar in construction and controls to the 19/21 but I think has a lever control for the stitch length not a rotary knob.

They had an earlier method of engaging the low gear which involved unscrewing a knob on the machine, removing it and pushing it onto the bobbin winder As I understand it, was a bit troublesome (and the knobs get lost).

(Info from the Viking-Husqvarna sewing machines pre-1980 blog/group.)

Gallery of huqvarna mechanical machines for those who are addicted to them. Think the 20 is in there somewhere, but the 19e Special edition is missing.

http://symaskinsgalleri.therealviking.com/#!album-11-1
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