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Thread: MW "Locomotive" machine

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    Super Member Glenn's Avatar
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    Cathy, my two spool uses the 15X1 as well as my singer VS2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I also have one of these locomotives in a cabinet. Sews great the only thing it takes a 20X1 needle. I understand there is a later model that is aluminum and takes a 15X1 needle. Not to mention much lighter. I have tried cheating a 15X1 down in mine but the needle clamp will not hold it.
    I'm toying with the idea of making custom needle clamps that have a retractable pin that would lower the needle. I don't think it would be all that hard, but of course it would be a case by case situation. Migth use brass cause it's easier to machine in my home shop.
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    Nice, love the vintage machines!
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    Please let me know how this custom needle clamp goes. It would solve a lot of problems with machine using 20X1 needles and a lot of machine do use them.
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    Very cool find!
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    my two spool came with a needle that was not the same as the Singer - though I did not check to see if it was the same as the Boye 14 needle. I just assumed since it was not the Singer, it would be the National.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments

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