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