[balloon-makers] Sewing Machines

admin at deering.org admin at deering.org
Mon Aug 26 16:42:31 CDT 2002

I bought my Singer 212 for $700 complete.  $2,500 exceeds my definition of
"just a bit more".  :^)

Don't get me wrong, I'd love a brand new machine.  Six layers of webbing? 
Wow!  That's impressive.




Original Message:
From: Marc Weniger marcpw9 at hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 06:58:49 -0700
To: balloon-makers at mu.org
Subject: [balloon-makers] Sewing Machines

Hello everyone. I am new to the list and thought I would comment on the 
sewing machines. I am just about finished with my first balloon a 32,000
am about ready to build my second a 54,000. When I was looking for sewing 
machines I realized that you can get a decent new machine for just a bit 
more than a 50 year old one. My machine is a Brother LT2 Mark II. It has an 
automatic oiling system and has worked perfectly. After getting used to it, 
I have had great luck sewing everything from 1.1 oz silicone fabric to more 
than six layers of webbing. The cost was around $2,500. Since I knew that I 
was going to build more than one balloon and use it quite a bit in the 
future, I thought is was a worth while investment.

Marc Weniger
Lake Arrowhead, CA

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