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Thread: Need help finding a manual for a Free

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    Need help finding a manual for a Free

    I have a Free Sewing Machine Co. machine I need an owners manual for. I've looked and haven't found one so far.

    The machine is a Free Long Bobbin Rotary. Yes, that is what it says on the arm.


    It's not a Free Westinghouse, but it does have a Westinghouse decal on the bed and a Westinghouse motor.

    Anyone have any idea where I might find a manual for this critter?

    Joe

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    As an after thought this is the quietest VS machine I've got. It doesn't make near the noise all the others do.

    Joe

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    http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manufacture_dates.html
    Check the note at the bottom...

    this is an interesting legal case of Westinghouse vs the Free sewing machine company.
    http://in.findacase.com/research/wfr...105.C07.htm/qx

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    Steve,

    Thanks for the .pdf. It's really close and will do the job.

    I just have one question, my motor does not have the grease cups, it has a hole over the top of each end of the motor shaft. I'm wondering if it should use grease too or if oil is the correct lubricant.

    Joe

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    I would research CAREFULLY before making that choice...

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    Well, that's the thing. I'm not overly good at researching on the web. Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes not. A little bit later manual would answer that question, other than that I have no idea where to start. Free doesn't exist any more. Westinghouse wouldn't have any info on those ancient motors, or if they did it would surprise me no end.

    I will keep looking.

    Joe

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