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Thread: treadle bobbin

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    Wink treadle bobbin

    I need help in winding a shuttle bobbin how do you start it and keep it tight
    thank you so so much
    Penny's mom

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    Penny's mom,

    Most machines that use a shuttle type bobbin are set up similar to this. There might be a bit of difference here and there but they'll all be close enough this pic should work.



    >From the spool run the thread to the left around or through the thread guide. The thread guide could be a hole or a notch in the corner of the face plate like this one, or a little hook on the machine head like a Singer 127. They work the same.

    >Bring the thread back to the right over to the winder. Guide it through the little hook at the bottom of the winder.

    >Then up between the moving fingers of the thread guide.

    > Then capture the end of the thread between the end of the spool and the spool driver.

    >Turn the bobbin winder by hand a couple times to make sure thread is caught and snip off any sticking out.

    >Make sure the stop motion knob is released and apply power to the machine. Electric, treadle, or hand crank.

    >Sometimes if the spool shakes and bounces around I'll gently hold a finger on top of it. This seems to add a wee bit of tension to the bobbin winder as well.

    Hope this helps.

    Joe

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    Hello Penny's mom,

    Can I suggest you go to my Youtube channel (link below) and you will see it demonstrated on video.

    Gosh Joe, that machine is built for business.

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    Love the Greyhound, Joe, tell us about her. I would love to hear her story and history. She looks like a powerful lady! Mawluv

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    Muv, mawluv,

    That little New Home Greyhound Mdl 30 was made around 1928 or so. She came into our family about 12 years ago from where we do not know. It just appeared. We think it was part of an auction lot my cousin won and she didn't want it, so she ended up with us. That is our best theory. All I remember is the machine was in the garage, then the storage locker, then the garage since 98 or 99. Last year I got tired of seeing the poor little thing suffering and got to fixing on her.

    It's a little machine. Not much bigger than a FW and made from aluminum.

    It uses Boye #3 bobbins and shuttle and 20x1 needles and seems to want to sew through most anything.

    It looks green in the pic, but that is decades of oil and possibly nicotine stains. It's actually grey underneath all that. I'm trying to clean it now, but I may have pretty much ruined the finish. That stuff would not come off with any other than Hoppe's #9 gun cleaning solvent. We shall see when I get done what she looks like.

    She lives in a bent wood case and that was the second case I repaired. The bottom had just fallen apart. Lots of glue and a new plywood bottom and she's good. The wood needs refinished or at least really touched up. But I haven't gotten there yet.

    Joe

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