Bernina Chandler model 217 Industrial Zigzag Sewing Machine. It has foot pedal lifter, 110VAC clutch motor, and standard metal industrial sewing machine table with formica laminated plywood top. This is a used machine. It shows signs of wear such as scratched, scuffed, and worn paint, scratches on the table, missing edgebands on the table. It has a cloth puller built into the table and driven by the motor.
The wheel of the puller clamps the fabric against the driven wheel in the table, pulling heavy fabric through at the same rate as the foot advances. This feature allows for sewing large heavy pieces of fabric much more easily, and keeps the stitches even.
Also included are: Thread stand, bobbin winder, a large number of needles, 26 bobbins, pre-wound bobbins in white #69 Dacron, wheels on the table if you want them. This machine will do a nice job with adjustable width and length zigzag, or straight stitch, on fabric from medium weight silk to several layers of Dacron sailcloth. The needle is positionable side to side.
I have owned this machine since the mid-1980s when I bought it from a hang glider manufacturing company. I do not know when it was manufactured. I used it part time to repair hang glider sails for about 15 years.
Before that it was in a hang glider manufacturing facility. I know they took care of it. I have kept it oiled religiously, kept it in tune, and not ever abused it. This machine has been my good friend for over half of my life.
This is a very well made machine that has seen years of use, and shows it. There are scuffs and wear on the paint of the machine and marks on the laminate surface of the table.
There is no damage that impairs the function of the machine. It still sews well, all functions work. Please contact me with any questions. The item "Bernina 217, 1-Needle, ZigZag, Industrial Sewing Machine, 110V, with cloth puller" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\CNC, Metalworking & Manufacturing\Textile & Apparel Equipment\Industrial Sewing Machines".
The seller is "cdrozda" and is located in Boulder, Colorado. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.