I did it again. I admit it has been 5 years, but I found three Berninas on Ebay. Two are a little harder to find than the third.
The first is a 717. It is a flatbed 3/4 machine built in 1971. I got a deal because it had a cracked cam gear. Those are readily available and easily replaced. So I repaired it. Now it sews a beautiful stitch.
A manual for it is available from Bernina here.
It is a beautiful machine. It came with a box of feet and the manual. It is hard to tell it is over 50 years old.
The second is a 125. This cute little all metal machine was built around 1953. It is the first zig zag machine. It uses regular low-shank feet. I did not realize how small the machine is. I got a deal on this one because it needed the belts replaced. The belts were a little harder to find, but I ordered them from England and the machine is now sewing great.
A manual is available here.
It came in the original case with a box of feet also.
The third is a 830 Record. I don't know why, but I was the only one to bid on this machine. In fact, I was the only one to bid on all these machines.
This machine was triple-boxed and packed wonderfully. Upon inspection, it needed a belt also. But this one I was able to get easily on eBay.
It is a beautiful and smooth machine. It didn't come with any feet, but I have quite a few. It did come in its red case, table, and knee lifter included.
A manual is available from Bernina here.
It was built around 1977.
I have many Berninas and they all make me smile.
Thanks for stopping.