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Thread: The dark underside

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Size:  126.9 KB Here is the bottom side of my recently purchased, used Majestic sewing machine. I am waiting for a new bobbin case to arrive in the mail, then I can do my sewing once again.
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    ok, let's DEFINE the term "Dark Underside"...

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    Early Elias Howe "New Family" (1860-70's)

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    That's pretty need looking there.

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    The elegant engineering of this machine amazes me.

    I have a plan now. It is being completely "rebuilt" (down to bare iron, then paint) then, inspired by another persons "display setup", I plan to build a tall base with viewports and on the right side set up an internal 1" to 1-1/2" pulley and standard singer belt, with an external 3" diameter hand crank wheel (removable of course)

    This should make it operate similar to a hand crank singer ratio wise. Add a cover and poof! a portable Early Howe that can be used.

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    Steve,

    Since I have no idea what a Howe looks like, how about a pic of the top?

    Joe

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    THis Howe needs its own thread! This one is mainly clones
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Steve, Since I have no idea what a Howe looks like, how about a pic of the top? Joe
    here ya go
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    I originally asked if I should start a Howe thread, I think I will now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I originally asked if I should start a Howe thread, I think I will now...
    Steve if you start a Howe thread, be sure to put all your current photos on that board - we want from start to finish. That machine will be stunning when it is completely done! What a fun and rewarding thing to do with a machine like that Howe - to restore it to its original glory!

    Nancy

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    it's there now

    "Early Elias Howe sewing machine"

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