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Thread: Mercury Electric Dial-O-Matic, picture heavy

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    Mercury Electric Dial-O-Matic, picture heavy

    I received a call yesterday from my OJCG. He said he had another "very nice" sewing machine and he wanted $80.00 for it. He Emailed me some pictures and I told him that what he wanted was waaay too much. After a lot of haggling and standing firm on my offer of $35.00 he sold it to me. I met him to pick it up and he offered me a Singer puzzle box for $10.00. I took that also as it was complete, even had the little screw drivers in it.

    The case show very little wear, hooray! This sewing machine has been used in the past as it is very linty. The only scratches on the bed and pillar is likely from the foot controller and they are very light. The wiring is perfect, another hooray. So I oiled her up and greased the motor, plugged her in, turned on the light switch (even the light works) and she runs like a dream. But, what did I expect? Of course she runs, she is a Japanese clone. The motor and the bobbin case and race tell me that this machine was made by Morse. The serial number is TA-133996. I think I "did good" on this one!



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    My blue clone looks very similar to this one. Have you tried FMQing on it? I tried lowering the foot pressure and like 2 or 3 different FMQing feet and it just didn't want to do it.

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    ​I have not cleaned the innards yet. That is this morning's project. There is a knob at the bottom of the pillar to lower the feed dogs. Once she is cleaned up I will do some test stitching and FMQ.
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    O.K. let me know how it goes. It may be, that the only way I can do it with this machine, is to use a spring needle(which I don't really like for safety reasons).

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    I think that I have one of those plastic "Big Foot" attachments that may work for FMQ. This machine did not come with any accessories or attachments.
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    Caroline, I have quite a few FMQing feet:<

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    Nice machine. Love that face plate. Your case is like my SEWMOR 404 case used to be before it was busted to bits by the shippers. Same color, same shape, same corner braces on the corners.

    But .... you said: "So I oiled her up and greased the motor, <snip>" Ummmm, that not be a grease it type motor, that be an oil it type motor. Just thought I'd tell you that.


    As for machine embroidery I tried some with my HOTHER. I found that dropping the dogs and using one of those bouncy spring loaded feet/attachments it worked pretty good. I haven't tried FMQ'ing with any of these machines yet.

    Joe

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    Ooooooo, that is a pretty one!

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    Caroline,

    I have a blue Morse with a bobbin winder that looks similar to yours. Unfortunately I took the bobbin winder apart to clean and can't for the life of me get it back together correctly. Would it be too much to ask you to take a few pics of the bobbin winder from different angles so I can get an idea of what the correct position would be for the parts. Thanks for any help on this.
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    Joe, I was not sure if it was a grease it or oil it motor. So far it is not protesting about the grease. How can I tell if it is oil or grease?

    Kitsy. I will take some pictures of the bobbin winder for you. I have not ever taken one apart before so can't help you with how to re-assemble one.

    I have some more pictures to post of cleaning lint out of the feed dogs and bobbin race. She was loaded with it. I don't think she had ever been cleaned out before.
    Sweet Caroline

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