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Thread: EARLY Elias Howe sewing machine

  1. #91
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    wow. I wonder what the seller would say if they saw the dramatic transformation you've brought to this! I think Mr. Howe would be proud.

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    I am totally in awe of the talent you and your DD have. What a beautiful restoration. The last set of pictures actually brought tears to my eyes, it was like seeing something reborn! Thanks so much for sharing this journey with all of us.
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    ​Gave me goosebumps.
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    Steve I am just amazed. This is a best restoration job I have seen in a long time
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    I blame the spirit of this board and its inspiration for the results...

    I AM sending a picture once the lower half is assembled to the original seller (dealer) on EBay....muhahaha

    But, I'm not done yet.

    I have paint touch up to do.
    I have the take up to manufacture (TONIGHT hopefully)
    I have final "polish" then clearcoat to do.
    I have to swap out the "replacement" feed dog arm when it arrives
    I have to find an appropriate needle
    I have to get the correct shuttle and bobbin in house and cleaned up.
    I have to build a portable case for it
    I have to arrange the 3:1 hand crank mechanism to work the belt pulley.
    I have to learn how to sew with it... (insert goofy grin)

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    Last night as I was sitting in bed and "spinning down" I was playing with the tensioner (yeah, I know...) and i was able to feed thread through it as per the manual description...
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    The end result is that the tensioner spins when the thread is pulled through!!!

    THAT will be cool to watch!

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    kinda makes you wonder how they came up with the whole process!

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    yes, it does... It appears that the intent was to establish tension as early as possible in the process and manage it through the whole cycle. As I get through the whole process of threading it correctly it'll be interesting to see how it "flows".

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    ok, Last night I was only able to take flash shots which screwed up the image, or non-flash which were too low-light to be useful.

    Today Heather took "Ej" out back and took some modeling shots

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    wow. That is one amazing resurrection. Color me impressed...and jealous!

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