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    Billy,
    Thanks so much for your reply...
    I was looking on the web today and came across somethings about this machine...way too cool.
    I am thinking that this has an Oscalating (sp?) hook vs. the rotary hook.
    I do not know the difference, yet, and perhaps will pm you with some questions and photos...
    I think this would be a wonderful thing for me to tinker and perhaps try and fix myself since it doesn't seem to be anything major...yet
    Thanks again,
    Kirsten

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    Yes your machine has the Horizontal Osculating hook. The motion of the hook is forward 180 degrees (half a circle), then it goes back to the starting point in the other direction.

    I do not know the difference, yet, and perhaps will pm you with some questions and photos..
    Let me say this, I am far from an expert on vintage machines but what I have learned about them is from ongoing research, hours of studying manuals, and lots of hands on experience. I have never been the type that steers away from anything mechanical and I will gut a machine completely and put it back together without thinking twice!

    Fortunately I have a friend Les who lives down under in Melbourne, that is a third generation sewing machine repairman. Sewing machine repair is second nature for him just like breathing. Needless to say he is my go to guy when I run into anything that stumps me. Especially when it comes to the machines in the late 60's and the 70's.

    But feel free to ask any questions and hopefully I will have the answers for you.

    Billy


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    I dont know how to PM either! but you got a beautiful machine. I recently purchased a 1938 model for $25.00 in the cabinet!! But I need a new foot control for it.

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    You may already know what model you have but if you don't, here is a fun site where you can come close to figuring out the older models. I don't believe all of the models are there, but this site helps you to notice the difference between the models.
    http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/...r-machines.htm

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    Hi Kirsten,
    I believe this is a Singer Class 66 sewing machine. It appears that everything is intact except for the throat plate which I think you can get on line. The bobbin can be purchased anywhere. It is a "singer class 66 bobbin and is relatively common. You just drop the bobbin in so that the thread when pulled causes the bobbin to rotate clockwise. You should be able to see a couple of little slots to pass the the thread though. It is a nice sewing machine. I have quite a collection of old Singers. I use my Singer 201 daily. It is a favorite and also uses the class 66 bobbin.

    This is a drop in bobbin machine. It does not have the removable bobbin case that many machines have.

    Agnes

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    A person who you could contact is Deb Travis who deals in old machines. Contact her at: www.quiltersportable.com or qportable@ncn.net. I hope this is helpful. Good luck! :lol:

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    Well,
    So I dinked around with that sewing machine last week. Couldn't get the hand wheel to turn.
    It was like it was locked up or out of sync or who knows...
    So I take it to my local sewing machine shop and tell 'em I need to have this looked at.
    We put it up on the counter, plug it in, the person turns the handwheel after I HAD SAID it doesn't turn!!!!
    Stepped on the foot petal and away it went.
    Put some oil on some places, bought some bobbins and am now going to look for the threading instructions.
    I did get it to sew...tension is bad due to my threading...
    Kirsten

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    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

    Here is a link for a free manual it is the second one listed just click the download button and you have it. It will have the threading instructions in there.

    See I told you it was something simple, it takes an act of God to knock one out of time so if it isnt working right it is almost always a quick fix. It is a shame they can not build machines as sturdy now.

    Billy

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    Check for threads down in the bobbin case area..even one small piece can jam up the works. suz

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