So in cleaning up the Singer featherweight 221 I got last weekend, I think I may have found out part of why it was given up: The gib screw in the bobbin area seems to have been snapped off. No wonder it made a metal slapping noise when I ran it by hand! I could replace it easily enough if it were just missing, but I don't think that there's anything I can do about this by myself. Unless there is some secret someone here knows? And is this the sort of thing that a regular OSMG could deal with, or am I going to need to find a specialist to send this machine to?
Any ideas? Or sympathy. Sympathy is nice.