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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    June 4th. It would be a blast meeting up with those in N. CA area that post here on this board too. The Treadlon group is the GoldCountryTOGA.[/quote]

    They will be meeting about five miles from my house on the day I leave for my sewing cruise.

    :-( They will be having another one in either Sept or Oct. I will be there with bells on. Kathie :)

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    We only meet once a month! Nancy

    Nancy come to Runs with Scissors and join Loretta, Katerina, Jane, Connie and myself. We met on the fourth Saturday of the month. Your hubby can visit with his father while waiting for you. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    Ok, so here is a photo of my first HC. I know that most of you have a much nicer and stronger maching but a girls got to start some where.
    I've never seen one of these up close and personal.
    All of the pictures I've seen they are either black or what I thought was a tan color.. yours is pink?
    Too cute!!!

    After buying DD4 a POS Singer plastic chainstitch machine for her b'day last week, I've decided that it's going back to the store.

    Have you sewn on this one? I was thinking about finding one of these for her. (If they are indeed a viable option!)
    The other option I was thinking was a handcrank. (...by converting my Great Grandmother's model 15 treadle head)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    Ok, so here is a photo of my first HC. I know that most of you have a much nicer and stronger maching but a girls got to start some where.
    That is just to cute. I have never seen one like that before. :thumbup: :thumbup: :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Hi Nancy, It's a Touch and Sew zig zag # 758. It has the cams 16 of them...slant needle. I got the bobbin winder going.. the button that you have to move to the left was kind of stuck but I got it moving from underneath. It has a very nice stitch. The photos are on page 1094. I now also have a 403 besides my 500A...both of which didn't come with anything besides the foot on the machine. I can now use the attachments from this machine for them? Anne
    YES YES YES At least some of them should work Don't know about white cams - try them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    June 4th. It would be a blast meeting up with those in N. CA area that post here on this board too. The Treadlon group is the GoldCountryTOGA.
    They will be meeting about five miles from my house on the day I leave for my sewing cruise.

    :-( They will be having another one in either Sept or Oct. I will be there with bells on. Kathie :)[/quote]

    Sad that I will miss you and Nancy. I do hope to meet with you at the Fall meeting! Have fun on that sewing cruise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Oil the thing up good and see what happens.

    If all else fails, it has good top hats, throat plate, bobbin slide plate, motor & it has a good zig zag foot etc. Some of those parts will work on a 401, 403, 500 or 503 or maybe some of it will go on a 301...
    The body of it probably has some aluminum in it and you probably can sell the manual on ebay...
    I never did like those... does it show?
    Hi Miriam, You are too funny! I removed the bottom and stated to play with the little white triangular piece(plastic) that slides on a post that is connected to gears underneath the bobbin area. I got the bobbing winder to work by holding the button down as it was filling. I have the Singer 6268 and you don't have to hold the anything down.Should I oil this post that the above piece slides on ? I am going to oil wherever I see moving parts except the gears. Should I put lubricant on the gears? I don't want them slipping. I checked out the zig zag stitch and it really sews nice. The only thing that bothers me now is that when I turn the hand wheel manually it gets a little tight and I have to use some effort to turn it. I'm not sure where to oil or lube for this. The manual only shows to oil in the bobbin area and inside the face plate where the presser bar assembly is. I was a little leery taking off the top and it was hard to get it back on. Advice needed. Thanks, Anne
    What have you got to lose by taking it apart and oiling it? Oil any thing that moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amBoo
    Hi

    Does anyone have a Singer 631G? I haven't been able to find a lot of information about that model online.

    Thanks,
    Nancy
    http://craftgrrl.livejournal.com/4341470.html there is a pic of one
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...63151611aDnRWP
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...03036649XObwfG

    SO will the real Singer 631G please stand up.
    It looks like a 600 variation of some sort to me. The 600s were still all metal. They just have the &*@#*$%!#)%*#)% Touch & Sew bobbin winder

    http://www.tandtrepair.com/600TandSstuff.html
    lot of info on this site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I feel very sorry for those that learned to sew on a Singer 758 Touch and Sew. These machines are a piece of crap, at least the free one that my neighbor gave me the other day is. I got it to sew after a long time of playing with it, then I tested to see if the bobbin worked and after that I can't for the life of me get the tension correct now. I took it apart, cleaned it, looked for any stray thread that had gotten under the bobbin area, oiled it, and even took the top plate off and checked the upper tension mechanism. I feel so sorry for my neighbor since she doesn't sew, and she was using this dang piece of s.... to teach her daughter how to sew. And this was a machine that she picked up for free from a friend's mom that had been a seamstress. Makes me wonder if the seamstress ever used this machine. I wouldn't, but then I learned to sew on a Necchi Supernova. Eeks, I want to Touch and Throw this machine; not sew with it. Sorry for the rant.

    So, for all of those that learned to sew on one of these s..... pieces of machinery, please treat yourself to a Featherweight or 201- those are excellent machines. Ok, I'm done for the night.
    The bobbin itself could be the problem. I hate those Torch & Throw machines too. But the bobbins get nicked up or warped or what ever - try a brand new bobbin in there and see if it works. The 600's weren't too bad if you can get the bobbin to work. After that they used plastic. Best to stick with 500s or older - they were all metal and they work just fine. Before you throw out the Torch and Throw, save the parts... LOL They work on the 4 & 500 series - well, some do...
    Hi Everyone, My DH brought in this machine in today..one of his golfing buddies gave it to me. It came with the accessories/manual and 16 cams :-D :-D After reading the problems with the Touch and Sew 758.. I'm wondering if I'm going to have a problem with the bobbin winder. The button that has to move to the left to engage the winder doesn't move to the left. All it does is just wiggle and I'm afraid to push too hard..I don't want to break it. Is there anyone here that is knows more about this bobbin winder? I haven't checked it out yet or tried to wind a bobbin...maybe I should first. I will do that now. Anne
    Anne, My machine worked beautifully before I used the bobbin winder. I had very nice straight stitches, zig-zag, and made a nice buttonhole. And then I tested the bobbin winder. I had no problem getting the bobbin winder to work, but afterwards the tension was messed up. I took all parts out, cleaned (found a tip of a needle and small bits of the black rubber from the feed dogs), and then oiled the machine.

    I do hope your machine works well for you! And you will be able to enjoy sewing with it for a very long time.

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    [quote=BoJangles]
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I can't come on the 4th anyway, that is high school graduation day for one of our grandsons.

    Nancy
    Congrats on the grandsons graduation from high school, and sorry to miss ya.

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