So if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is a duck. Right? Well, if that were true, I wouldn't be writing this article! Today we'll be looking at the Bernina 740 Favorit--not to be confused with the more common Bernina 730 Record or the super rare 718s or 719s.
It seems like forever since I reviewed the Bernina 730 Record. Today we'll be looking at the next incarnation in the Bernina x30 series, the ever-popular, 830. This workhorse holds an 11 year 'record' for being Bernina's top of the line offering between 1971 to 1982. Now that's a long time! This, is undoubtably one of the most sought after vintage Berninas on the aftermarket today. Let's find out why.
A while back, I reviewed the Pfaff 138--a highly versatile industrial machine capable of both straight and zigzag stitches. Today, I'll cover the Chandler 217, often considered one of the kings of versatility, this is one the most sought after industrials due to its amazing build quality and feature set. As a bonus, I'll be doing a comparison between the 138 and 217--two of my favorite industrials
I'm going to take a break from portables for a bit and talk about one of my all time favorite vintage domestic machines, the Bernina 730 Record. It seems everyone sings praises about the quality of Swiss engineering and the 730 definitely ranks among the top in terms of features, construction and stitch quality.