TENSION POSITION NUMBER
For many years sewing people were of the opinion that all sewing
machines had one and the same tension position numbered setting
for normal sewing on a light or medium fabric and using a number
50 mercerized cotton thread.
Actually, this is not true; whether the same style machine, the
same manufacturer - the tension numbered position varies for a
range of 2 to 6 for normal sewing.
We find that your sewing machine, fro normal sewing, will perform
best when set at #4_. For zig zag patterns, use #______.
THE SINGER COMPANY"
This was found in a FW case I recently bought. I thought everyone else might enjoy.
I hope the photo shows up but if not I typed it in like it was.
That is great! Wonder what the date was? I remember growing up my mother did a lot of sewing but I always heard you never change the tension. We've come a long way!!
It cracked me up. I wonder - this machine has had very little use. The decals are unfortunately silvered. But I can tell that it is like a new machine otherwise. When I got it the needle was in backwards. I bet that really fowled up the tension. Threading it backwards will fowl up the tension as well. Hang those little numbers. There is info how to set a tension here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t170748.html
I received a "new" 1947 FW yesterday. It cracks me up to see some of the things you find in these old cases. There were tiny bits of rolled paper with short lengths of string wrapped around them. The keys for the case were in it, along with another key. The extra key had a piece of paper tied to it with a note saying, "don't know what this key fits." My favorite was a piece of folded paper with a sewing machine needle stuck through it. It was labeled-machine needle-80-16, bent." That was only in one cubby! I am going to spend the rest of the day sorting through and sifting out the goodies in this one. I've found buttons, mini thread spools, a spoon, and I've only just begun. This one is a treasure trove!
Oh I have found cool stuff in drawers too - just not a type written note from Singer...
Ah that one was boring... but what is this???
more boring drawers... Attachment 375316
Um that was probably the same drawer... I love looking at it though.
That is neat. I hope you keep it.
Love it, when I bring home something from yard or thrift stores its a added bonus if you find treasures in the drawers.