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Message Board > Sewing Machines > Anyone have a Pfaff 1221 ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

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Anyone have a Pfaff 1221
Found one for $45
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Date: 9/30/05 12:18 PM

Found this machine at a warehouse sale where they were getting rid of things that people had just left in storage for years. Machine came with wooden sewing cabinet.

I've always had Vikings, but have heard that these old metal machines are good. I don't even know if it works yet. I may have purchased a boat anchor.

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Date: 9/30/05 12:54 PM

I had a 1221 back in the mid-70's. Great machine! The only problem that can occur is that the part for the straight stich is actually the weak point. After years the straight stitch can start to zig and zag slightly. If yours was well cared for, or unused for a very long time, a tune up should be enough to give you one of the best machines EVER!!! (Jealous!)

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Date: 9/30/05 2:29 PM

Thank you, Georgene. I always look for your posts because I've learned so much from you and respect your opinion. The deed is now done, so I will now try to have this machine serviced.
Sandra

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Date: 9/30/05 3:46 PM

Pfaff machines are great...I have had them for 40 years...finally having to give up on because they no longer made parts...but a friend gave me one that was similar...like my old friend.
I also have a newer Pfaff 1473...which is more useful, but not as much of the good old steel like the older ones. Good luck to you...if you like your Pfaff half as much as I like mine...you're going to be very pleased.

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Date: 9/30/05 4:24 PM

Have a 1222E and have had it since forever. The week point on these machines is the synthetic material in the gears they were using at the time...I think that's the term. I have had one replaced. But this is over a 28 year term of use. Same general line at the time as the 1221. My Mom and mother-in-law had 1221s. You should be able to get good service. BTW - mine has never given me any trouble in that straight stitch. After reading on the boards that that could be a problem I tested mine, and it is just fine. Good luck and post if you have problems. You have a real find there...hope it works!

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Date: 10/2/05 1:38 PM

Lucky you! My DSis has one that was my aunt's. Loves it!

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