So.... Since I had a machine head without a cabinet, I went out last weekend and bought this gorgeous Singer 27-4 in a decent cabinet for $75.
I ordered a new belt since the other one was broken, nice though because they still had the broken belt so I could use it to measure for the new one. Got it on the first try.
I cannot get this thing to make a stitch though. I am 100% sure this is user error. I have a manual that I printed off from the Singer site but hopefully you can all confirm for me a few things. Does the needle go in with the flat section facing front? That is what the manual looks like it should be however, I am not making any stitches. When I do, the bottom thread is all loopy.
Here are some pictures of my new toy. I wish one of you lived close to me to help this new treadle owner over the initial hump.