Ginger Pahos at Vintage BerninasBernina 830
I picked her up just before Christmas last year. Purchased from the son of the original owner who had recently passed away. She was bought new in 1968. I have the sales slip and manual full of notes and sample stitches. The cabinet was no thing of beauty but has a lift and she drops down in there when she is feeling shy. She now lives in my living room and I call her Miss Olive. She has a beautiful stitch but doesn’t see as much action as she deserves.

I also have an 830 record in the red suitcase. She came to live with me when I stopped at a babylock dealer to look at a serger and saw her on the shelf of used machines covered in dust. I went back and bout the serger a month later and she was still there and a month after that I went back to have a lesson and the owner got distracted with another customer and so I took her off the shelf and threader her and tried her out and she came home with me! I couldn’t leave her there again! Now she is oiled and spit shined and has a full foot compliment and sews like a dream!

Ginger Pahos
Minnesota USA
September 2016






Ginger Pahos at Vintage Berninas

Ginger Pahos at Vintage Berninas

5 Comments

  1. admin
    September 27, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I want this beautiful cabinet!

    Carey Fitch

  2. admin
    September 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Fantastic, Ginger. Love the toolbox holder.

    Alan Bamber

  3. admin
    September 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I picked her up with the cabinet for $125 and then spent $100 on chalk paint and wax to refinish the cabinet!!! But she’s a looker!

    Ginger Pahos

  4. admin
    September 28, 2016 at 12:02 am

    She’s certainly a looker, Ginger. I’m so glad you’ve given her some exposure.

    Alan Bamber

  5. admin
    September 28, 2016 at 12:02 am

    My husband came home and said, “Now they are moving into the livingroom?” My response is it is my passion and my hobby and therefore no different then that fish hanging on the wall in the other room!

    Ginger Pahos

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