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Vintage Pfaff Ads

Posted by James Wolfensberger on

Once again we thank VSM collector Will McCann for these excellent magazine ad scans. Will appears in our documentary film, Still Stitching.

Above, Will McCann discusses VSM collecting with Brenda Wolfensberger, co-producer of Still Stitching.

Thanks to Will, we've already featured Singer and Necchi ads, and now we turn our attention to Pfaff.

Founded in 1862 only eleven years after the Singer company's inception, Pfaff's headquarters began and remains in Kaiserslautern, Germany. A thousand machines were produced in their first 10 years. By 1910, Pfaff had produced a million machines.

By 1922, Pfaff released their first rotary hook machine, and ten years later they launched the legendary and now coveted Pfaff 130 zig-zag machine. You will see that 30 years after it's launch, Pfaff was still enhancing and showcasing their 130 in their marketing campaigns.

By 1950, Pfaff had produced five million sewing machines.

When the Pfaff 260 emerged in 1960, it was backed by a 10 year warranty, and the company announced that the 260 could be owned for as little as $1.25/week.


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