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Thread: Standard treadle owner still needs help......

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    Standard treadle owner still needs help......

    We cleaned off the flip plate and the last date on my machine is copywright 1887. I am still missing a bobbin case and bobbin for it. Of all things, I found and purchased a Spider. Boy was I excited! Was all ready to go try my machine out by making a chain stitch. Pooh! It didn't fit! Or I need something to make it go in correctly. I have a whole bunch of attachments for it now.

    Up North.....are you out there???? You posted a picture of your machine on my past thread and yours was made in 1889. Got any info for me? Anyone else??? I love this machine and really want to get it going. I'm sure most people would toss their hands up in the air and give it a toss but I really like the challenge of getting the parts and sewing on these old ones.

    Here is a picture of my bobbin area. I have learned that not all of the Standards, depending on the year manufactured, are different. Thanks everyone!
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    What's that old saying?......"It's me again, Margaret." Well I'm not Margaret but it is me again. In that last sentence I meant to say: I have learned that not all of the Standards, depending on the year manufactured, are the same.

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    Send a pm to Monica (vintagemotif)...she's the one that has a Standard treadle that has the spider, etc.
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    HiDesertQuilter,
    Please post a photo of your spider. First, I need to see if you have the correct spider for the Standard, then maybe I can be of help to you since I own and have used my Standard's attachments: hemmer and chain stitcher (spider).
    The Standard spider takes a bit of figuring out how it fits in. I did this without a manual; so, it can be done!

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    Here is a photo of my bobbin area, just rotated.
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    Spider in place:
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    Bobbin and case (which could used a cleaning). Hope these images helps you and anyone else that needs information on a Standard Rotary.

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    My spider is different than yours so now we have two examples on the website. So that is good. The spider I have came in a metal box of attachments that said 'Standard' on the top. All the other attachments are correct. I have attempted in a couple of pictures to give measurements of the post and hole in the center. This seems to be my problem. Am so glad you answered my post! Thank you.
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    Here are photo's of my spider for comparison.
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    And link to my blog posting on the Standard's spider and the chain stitch that it creates under "I Have a Spider", Dec 13th 2011:http://color-my-world-with-warmth.bl...max-results=50
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    Photos of the hemmer:
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    Post on instructions on using the hemmer is in my blog Dec 18th, 2011, titled, "The Deadly Hemmer":http://color-my-world-with-warmth.blogspot.com/

    This hemmer is used with the spider.
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    Hoping everyone with a Standard will post pictures and info so we can figure out what years will fit which spider. I have also seen a picture of a different looking bobbin case than you have but the sewing machine had so much corrosion the fellow couldn't get me a year off of it. Somewhere I have seen a hemmer attachment just like the one you are showing. I'm hoping my machine isn't too old for a spider attachment.

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