Taking a Pfaff model K from sad to glad.

The Pfaff model K is a 3/4 size sewing machine - it was intended to be a portable machine, and was usually sold with a hand crank.

The Pfaff model K that I have here was originally in a table with a treadle. The table is long gone, another victim of the German fad of making gardening tables out of sewing machine tables.

Since I don’t have a table or a hand crank for it, my current plan is to make a wooden base and install an electric motor on the hand crank boss.

Follow along as this Pfaff model K progresses from an orphaned piece of junk to a trendy, modern electric sewing machine.

  1. The Pfaff model K sewing machine - A blast from the past - Coincidences are strange things.
  2. The Pfaff model K sewing machine - Tryout - Stiff but functional.
  3. The Pfaff model K sewing machine - Disassembly and cleanup - Removing the ick and doing things I’d rather not.
  4. The Pfaff model K sewing machine - Reassembly - Back together again - clean and smooth running.
  5. The Pfaff model K sewing machine - Installing the motor - Anachronism time.
  6. The Pfaff model K sewing machine - Threading the machine - A heckuvalotta photos.