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SteveH-VSS

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This beauty just became a part of the collection courtesy of my local Craigslist. This is the same opal that made bicycles and then automobiles.

And for just $75 and 20 minutes away, I just couldn't resist.

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And for good reason, too! Let us know how the stitch is.
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I will determine which needle to use tonight.  Pretty sure a Singer 12 needle would work, but i'll check.

BTW - This is the same Opel company that made bicycles and then Cars.  Yes, that Opel.

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Some cool features include a button to eject the shuttle
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Artwork on the Bobbin winder
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The accessory box is built into the cover (empty unfortunately)
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This angle does not really show it well, but the shuttle has two openings on the heel end to allow threading of the shuttle without having to feed the end of the thread through anything.  Very slick.
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It is this kind of machine that makes me want to keep buying/looking and moving into a different
category of collecting altogether.  What a beauty!


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When I was staying with my Aunt, her baby and the vehicle she had the hardest time letting go of was her '74 Opel.

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Congrats on the fun find!
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Nice find!


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Hello! I’m new here, so, if this is the wrong place to ask questions please let me know.
I have an Opel (with a B on the back), hand crank and I’m wondering where to find out how old it is.
The serial number has a T then space then 456494.
I’m also having a little problem with the the bobbin thread looping on the underside of the fabric. I’m very carefully adjusting the bobbin case screw...never used a bobbin like this.
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Welcome!

Dating info
https://fiddlebase.jimdo.com/german-machines/opel/dating-adam-opel-sm/

Company Info
https://sewalot.com/opel_sewing_machine.htm



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Thank you for that info. When /if you have a chance, would you explain the bobbin threading that you’ve mentioned (two openings on the heel end.....)
Mine came with a full set of attachments and most of the pages of the manual.

How do I post pictures ?

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