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Husqvarna Viking Type 21E

Husqvarna Viking Type 21E

Husqvarna Viking 2000 Model 6030 infected me with desperate vintage fever. These spring green Husqvarnas from 1950’s and 1960’s stole my heart right from the first sight. Couldn’t help myself – had to have one.


It was tori.fi (local eBay) again where I found Type 21A after frantic searching for several weeks. The price wasn’t too high either. It was sold fully functional but it sewed only 2 mm straight stitch and only forwards. I took the machine to Espoon Kone for service and now it purrs like a cat. Later I found out that the presser foot pressure mechanism is also jammed, but I managed to release it with the spray lubricant and blowdryer trick.

I am starting to wonder if I can sell my electronic Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2 sewing machine. Before that I need to learn how to sew flawless buttonholes with this. It might be impossible with this kind of vintage machines – but hey – didn’t they have neat buttonholes in their clothes at the 60’s? They sure did! And I want to learn how on earth they were made.

Jessica from Spinning Yarn has scanned and uploaded the manual of Type 21A online. Type 21A is almost the same machine so the manual is valid with 21E as well.

Download Husqvarna Viking 21A manual

I think one of the biggest differences between 21A and 21E is the presser foot pressure mechanism. This is how it works on my machine (Type 21E):

Photos

Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E frontal view without the extension table
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E from behind with the extension table
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E from behing without the extension table
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E right side
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E left side
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E type plate
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E cam door opened
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E shuttle
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E and all the accessories
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E feet and accessories
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E - ommelvalintakortti
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E – stitch pattern key
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E - ompeleet
Husqvarna Viking Type 21E stitches

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Edit 07/01/2019: I have sold this sewing machine

Kommentoi

7 comments for Husqvarna Viking Type 21E

  1. Roger Schwarb says:

    I inherited a 21E that I have the original paperwork, guarantee, operating manual, etc. Was purchased 3/20/63; serial number R2121353. Beautiful green machine complete with everything I guess – box of attachments (at least 8 feet) and a separate box with a hemstitching and picoting attachment. I would like to sell ii(very reasonably). Haven’t a clue what it is worth. Not doing me any good just sitting on a shelf. Again it is an attractive sewing machine. Pease email me if you’d like. I just found your site this evening. Rschwarb@roadrunner.com

    1. Hi Roger! Sounds like a very nice machine 🙂 I already have one as you can see, but there is always Ebays. Good place to check the current prices is tradera.com where you can use search term “symaskin” to see all sewing machines. You can also browse blocket.se https://www.blocket.se/stockholm?q=symaskin Those sites are in Swedish but you recognise the machine by the photo and there are plenty of handy currency converters online to see the price in your local currency.

      1. Roger Schwarb says:

        Thank youPasi for your reply, I’ll look into the your suggestions. Have a great day, Roger

        1. Carrie says:

          Hi Roger,
          Have you sold your machine yet? I was given mine by a friend who purchased it a two a yard sale for $8.

  2. Mary Ramis says:

    My treasure doesn’t work, the belt is broken….
    ¿How can I change the belt?

    1. I am not having experience in that but I would start reading the Technical Briefing, page 53. There is also very useful information in the discussion group in Groups.io Trust me – the group is just awesome.

      1. Mary Ramis says:

        Thank you so much. I will try.