Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bernina 1530 Inspiration

It didn’t look this nice when we first saw the sewing machine in the case sitting on the shelf in the electronics section of Goodwill. This was all after a bath, purchase of a instruction manual pdf, and some test stitches.

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Louie thought it looked like a bread maker. I just glanced at it and thought it was a safe. Louie looked a little closer and saw ‘Bernina’, and knew Bernina didn’t make bread makers. We took the cover off and plugged in the machine. The display lit up, and when we plugged in the foot control and pressed down, the needle went up and down. The accessory box was full of feet. Old style Bernina Feet. I knew if nothing else, parting out this machine would be worth WAYYYYY more than what we were going to pay. In the cart it went.

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After the bath…….

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I was more than a little curious about the signature on the front. First of all, I couldn’t read it, although I could make out H. P., so I worked Google for awhile and found H. P. Ueltschi. If you click his name you can see him talk a little about the history of his family and Bernina. Sew, the name on the front of my machine is H.P. Ueltschi.

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The machine was also missing the presser foot lifter. I saw one on ebay, but it was more than what I wanted to pay, so I went back to Google and bought one from the United Kingdom. Delivered, it was still way less than the one on ebay.

Bernina FHS Presser Foot Lifter

11 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

What a super find!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow, what a find! I never see sewing machines in the Goodwill or Salvation Army here. :( blessings, marlene

UrbanRecyclist Micki S said...

OMG. That is such a miracle find with all the feet! I find Bernina feet to be just amazing.

Missy Shay said...

What a great find!

Kristie said...

An amazing find! I would love to run on to one like that!
Kristie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW! What a treasure find!! Wish we had such great finds at our GW!

Packrat said...

What a beautiful find!

Candace said...

This must be a reward for all the machines that you've rescued. I have an 830 Rrcord, and an 1130. I love my Berninas.

PugMom said...

Lucky you! The 1530 was the second from the top of the line when I purchased my 1260 in 1995. I LOVE my Berninas and I hope that you enjoy yours!

Lady Jane said...

Did you luck out or did you luck out. Good job...

Rann Ell said...

The fact that your sewing machine is signed by H.P. Ueltschi means that it was autographed by the top executive of Bernina. I have a 930 that he autographed about a year ago when he was in my area for a store anniversary celebration! You will find his picture and signature inside the newer Bernina manuals. Awesome!!!

https://thequiltshow.com/daily-blog/106-website-features/23183-hp-ueltschi-talks-about-the-origins-of-bernina

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