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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Is there a website for REALLY old Viking machines? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Is there a website for REALLY old Viking machines?
May be adopting a vintage Viking tomorrow.
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Date: 8/15/07 11:40 PM

The owner can't find the model or serial number. She says it is REALLY old (by her description that can be anywhere from the 20-60s), is in a cabinet, does "straight stitch and darning" and runs REALLY, REALLY fast.
Owner bought it very cheaply from an older lady. She says there is a manual on it, and she has two of the metal bobbins.

I'm looking for a sturdy machine with enough frame space for quilting (not piecing). This sounds exactly appropriate.

I've used the websites for antique Singers for relatives and friends (find age, download instruction manuals). Is there one for Vikings? Google's not responding well tonight.

If I get the machine, I'll take a photo of it and post online.

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Date: 8/16/07 0:05 AM

There is a website called "Relics" that you might want to check out.



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Date: 8/16/07 6:55 AM

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vikingsewingmachinespre1980/

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Subject: It followed me home! Date: 8/16/07 6:53 PM

I'm hunting for the model number - the machine is old, obviously well used, but in spotless condition. Very decent cabinet.

Many thanks for your leads!

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Date: 8/17/07 11:47 AM

There are some vintage machines with The Viking name that aren't Husqvarna. They were made in Canada and are not related to Viking/Husqvarna. See if the machie has where it was made on it.

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Date: 8/17/07 9:05 PM

"They were made in Canada and are not related to Viking/Husqvarna."

Not made in Canada, but sold in Canada by Eatons, and made in Japan.

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Date: 8/17/07 11:50 PM

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Not made in Canada,but sold in Canada by Eatons,and made in Japan.

While searching for a manual for my old Viking 540(Eaton's,Canada) I
learned my machine is a New Home 539. Here is the New Home 539/Viking 540
online manual.To turn the pages,please click the arrows
<< and >> on the bottom of the manual.

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Subject: Mine is a Husqvarna Viking M7-428????? Date: 8/20/07 7:14 PM

I hope that's the model number - it's on the very bottom of the machine. On the bottom and on the front of the machine there is "made in Sweden." On the front it also says C17

The motor also says Husqvarna (the motor says it is made in USA).

It appears to be a rotary bobbin.

I got the machine with 1 bobbin....

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Subject: My machine is a Model 21. Date: 8/20/07 7:19 PM

Now that I've found that, I can get some feet for it!

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Date: 5/3/08 8:58 AM

I owned a Viking circa 1978 and needed a new ankle. I tried my local dealer and Huskavarna on line, but was unable to find one that matched mine. I found this wonderful site called Discount Sewing Machines, 9112 Greenridge Lane, Bloomington, IN 47401. The web site has pictures so you can identify what parts you need etc. They were great to deal with.

The Viking ankle also fits on my Featherweight so I can use a quarter inch foot for quilting.
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