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#107959 Mar 11, 2014

Did the exterior/cosmetics of the Bernina 200e change from the earliest year of manufacture? A friend of mine took his to a new tech, and the tech announced it was made in 2002 as soon as it was removed from the carrying case, before the tech was able to see the back plate and serial number.

Did the spool pin or decals or something change between the 2002 version of the model and the later years?

Thanks. Im curious to know every nuance of my machine and the differences that might have been available.

Lisa, in Alabama



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#107963 Mar 11, 2014

Hi Lisa. I didn't see anyone answer yourpost, so.....I have a 200 upgraded to 730. The front of mine has neverbeen changed. We had the option of changing out a panel and/or the spoolholder to look more like the 730. Also the 200's that were upgraded to usewith BSR have the wire strung along the back of the machine. 730's havethis wire inside the casing. Hope this helps a bit.

Sue in Belton TXNew Blog: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- Photos: h**p://tinyurl.com/k9wxarzOLD:h**p://picasaweb.google.com/txsueh



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#107965 Mar 11, 2014

Thanks, Sue. I didnt know there was an option to upgrade the spool pin to make it look like the 730. Were those spool pins still white like the original, or were they gray like on the 730?

I have both a 200 (manufacture date 2004) upgraded to a 730 and a real 730, so I can see obvious cosmetic differences in the gray racing strip on the front of the 730 and the wire hanging around the back on the 200/730 for the BSR. I also had the vertical spool pin removed on the 200 so I could use the multi-spool stand. But I was just wondering how an in-the-know tech could tell at a glance that a 200 was manufactured in 2002 as opposed to mine from 2004?

Inquiring minds want to know! :-)

Thanks for responding!

Lisa, in Alabama From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com [mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of txsuehSent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 1:47 PMSubject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] 200E cosmetics







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#107966 Mar 11, 2014

Yes, the spool pins were gray. I decided Ididn't need to pay for a 'pretty new' spool pin! LOL I don't know how hecould tell by the front when it was made. Interesting. Can you askhim?

Sue in Belton TXNew Blog: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- Photos: h**p://tinyurl.com/k9wxarzOLD:h**p://picasaweb.google.com/txsueh



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#107967 Mar 11, 2014

I will try. It happened to a friend in Florida, so hell have to go back to the tech that did it and ask. But I agree. I didnt need to pay for more spool pins, and the gray isnt as pretty as the white, anyway. I always use my multi-spool stand, so its really not an issue. I just didnt know all the variations that were available back then!

Are you still using your 730, or has your 830 passed it so that you never need it anymore?

Lisa, in Alabama From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com [mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of txsuehSent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 2:35 PMSubject: Re: [430_440_630_640_730] 200E cosmetics



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#107968 Mar 11, 2014

I still use all my machines...630, 730, 830.Been using my Juki 2010 to piece lately since I replaced it on the frame with aBailey15".I likethe Juki for piecingfor the most part.Love the way it sews, but having a bit of trouble finding that elusive scantquarter inch seam. No real 1/4" foot and I'm trying various ways to markthe 'spot'.

Sue in Belton TXNew Blog: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- Photos: h**p://tinyurl.com/k9wxarzOLD:h**p://picasaweb.google.com/txsueh


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