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Olaf

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For most of you quilters, the size of the harp space is very important. There is a very interesting blog, by an equally interesting lady, the couture tailor Elena. She is making a list of the measurments for harp space in vintage sewing machines. She has a lot of other interesting SM subjects to read about in her blog, for example 'Why I don’t keep post-1975 machines' and 'The secret of Singer needles'. [smile]

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https://vintagesewingmachinesblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/size-matters-machine-size-arm-length-and-harp-space/

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I have similar measurements for the machines I've encountered:

http://doubleveil.net/zssmp/resources.htm#size

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Archived, Zorba!
BTW, that blog has some very interesting chapters, read it!

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Will do when I find 10 minutes to rub together.
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Does anyone here know the harp space measurements for the Singer 15-125? Always been curious how the “cosmetic upgrade” for the classic 15 model affected the sewing space.
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I just did quick measurements of my 15-91 & 15-125, the harp space is identical.

Seven inches from pillar to needle, and 4 5/8 inches from bed to arm.

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Pabry, I have old and new versions of the 201K. The newest version use the same housing as the 15-125, and there is no differences in harp space between old and new. OK, maybe a few millimeters because of the physical shape, but basically the same as the old version.

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Thank you Tammy. Thank you Olaf. I miss my 15-91 which I re-homed. I’ve been thinking about getting a 15-125 as a replacement if/when it shows up locally. Glad to know the harp space hasn’t changed.

By the way Tammy, your tag line cracks me up every time I see it. Reminds me of this image I saw a while ago.

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Oh that image is great, I love it!

Thinking about making it my avatar.

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