Click on the pics to play the videos ... but you all know that.
I got my wife Elaine to do some sewing on her crafts with Minerva, my Minnesota Mdl ~B~. When she first started she said: "It's too slow and noisy too." I laughed and said just push on the pedal she'll go faster.
Then I started making the videos.
The first video just shows the machine in action. The roaring is due to the flat spotted and out of round friction drive wheel. I'll make a new one as soon as I can.
Now in this second video I did something for those of you who have always wondered what goes on under the slide plates of a shuttle machine. Minerva's original front slide plate was replaced by a home made one eons ago so just for the fun of it I made a clear plastic slide plate so we could make this video. If you watch close you can see the shuttle shuttling back and forth.
Hope you enjoy them.
I'm glad bdshafer didn't talk her friend into keeping Minerva. She's become one of my favorites.
Joe and Elaine
PS: For those with these old Minnesotas, the needle being used is a MTx190 size 14 or 90 if you speak metric.
So you can't use a lack of needles as an excuse for not using your Minnesotas.