Made in Germany in the middle of the last century, this fine, precision sewing machine is powerful and as fast or slow as you want it to go. It's often found in tailor shops, costume departments, crafts businesses and in light industrial applications. As a home sewing machine it's a dream.
Sew multiple layers of heavy materials, like denim, canvas, and even garment leather, or make baby clothes, quilts, and other medium and lightweight projects.
This is a zigzag and straight-stitch machine and with a little practice, it will produce fancy stitch patterns, as well. It uses standard needles that you can find anywhere sewing supplies are sold.
It comes with a set of attachments and a user manual in .pdf format, which you can view on-screen at whatever size suits your particular eyesight, and/or print it out to have a paper copy, too.
This Pfaff has just come off the restoration bench so it's free-moving and very clean. It's very hard to see in the photos but, like almost every Pfaff 130, there's a very fine crazing in the paint. The finish isn't compromised in any way but we want you to know, just for your information as a potential buyer of this beauty.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.
So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems. We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. We take out as much of the stitch pattern forming mechanisms as needed to get deep into each machine to free it up and then lubricate each moving part. The main shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.
We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.
Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.
After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.
We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft, and rarely re-paint because we prefer the original paint in most cases. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine. And if the stickers from the various repair shops they've seen aren't too damaged we leave those, too, so you can see were your new machine has been in it's lifetime.
Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:
If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
Sorry to say that this fine Pfaff 130 has SOLD!