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Thread: Grover and Baker treadle

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    She moves!!! The excitement is growing here. I want to see how she makes her stitches.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I don't know how I missed seeing this thread when it started, but Steve you are a magic man. The machine is awesome. Glad you were able to get it and it will work when you are finished.

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    here is the YouTube video of the lady's machine like mine working (SHOWS STITCH)

    G&B 1863

    This is the machine that I am making these slides for.

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    it's completely free moving now!! I am a pitman bolt and a needle from sewing. (moves really nice actually) It seems that the tougher they are to free the tighter they are mechanically, which makes them better/smoother once freed

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    here are two neat shots. you can really see the difference between the original silver needle plate and the steel plates i made... I plan to plate them today after turkey..... that needle plate was in the tool drawer, all I did was clean it.

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    Steve.

    She's really looking good! Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Jeanette

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    Thank you! My needles arrived yesterday.

    Here are a couple of pics of the G&B curved needle next to the W&W curved needle.
    Definitely NOT interchangeable. (the smaller one is the G&B)

    I am still working out how to thread the lower portion. (it is a two spool, two thread machine)
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    very amusing. I just sent you the old page that you edited, from arizona site, now I take your text that is a sort of contemporary translaction, and I put it in a big folder so i can loss it with more comfort.
    all is the enthousiasm for the fascinating grover & baker. the needle is that on the right, or not?
    now i calculate you are 9 hour before us here in italy. here is seven am of saturday, and for you ten pm of friday.
    I see a magnific week end for you ! don't forget my greetings for mrs and mr Aston. wonderful sewing!
    your machine is really as new now and you gained nearly a century and half.

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    i have been sent a photo of the needle height gauge with a ruler next to it. I will be scaling a copy ASAP.

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    wonderful. I was just wondering about the gauge, seeing it in the booklet, at the far end of space-time. is it a metal triangle , thick as the space between the two fingers of the presser foot, with an hole at the right highness of the needle eye?
    yesterday I was encouraged to make another proof and I had the boldness to unscrew the needle...
    now after twenty attempts it seems right. it makes green stitche. but when it met the fabric, double light flannel, I heard a sort of little squeak , that alarmed me.
    but the two needle, upper and circular, don't touch each other. is it possible the point of the needle is a little dull?
    I search to take photos
    my machine is very similar to your, but mine is more.... dirty!

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