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

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    They keep multiplying. Tuesday night when I missed out on the 403 because my daughter needed me, for some reason, I bought a 1953 Admiral for a whopping $7. It looked like a Necchi clone to me. It has a Matsushita motor, but it has no light. I wish I'd known that. It was listed at 17 pounds, so it shipped very inexpensively. Ha - it's another 29-30 pounder. Look at this foot pedal.

    The tension spring is up at 12:00 instead of at 9:00, so the thread can't catch in it. It still sews very well. Another one I wouldn't want to have to take out. The feed dogs drop, but no ZZ.

    The needle is huge and the bobbin had upholstery thread in it. What did she sew in her former life? A strange thing - the machine is open underneath the cross bar. Nothing between me and the long bar. Saved metal, but odd. I wish I had a manual for this one. It threads like the Necchi, but I am probably going to have dismantle the tension. As it's a front tension, the diagram miriam linked should be close enough. I found a manual online, but I'm not paying $10 for a manual for a $7 machine.

    Billy, what do use to I repair the spot where the finish is damaged? Her cleaning will have to wait. I'm busy with a quilt.

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    Foot control - Looks like I need to vacuum
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    Quote Originally Posted by SerendipiD
    I do have a question about my 15-91...

    THe machine was purchased off of Craigslist and came with 2 bobbins - one metal and one plastic. The metal one works perfectly, but the plastic one is a hair too narrow, so it gets stuck in the bobbin winder when the foot presses down. My metal bobbin only has one hole in it and then the notch for the bobbin winder to fit into. The manual states that the machine takes 15 class bobbins, but all of the ones I see for sale have more holes in them than the one I have. Are those still the correct bobbins for this machine? Or do I need to be looking for bobbins with the one hole. Sorry if the question is confusing.

    D~
    NO plastic in an all metal machine, at least for the Singer 15-90/91.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by SerendipiD
    I do have a question about my 15-91...

    THe machine was purchased off of Craigslist and came with 2 bobbins - one metal and one plastic. The metal one works perfectly, but the plastic one is a hair too narrow, so it gets stuck in the bobbin winder when the foot presses down. My metal bobbin only has one hole in it and then the notch for the bobbin winder to fit into. The manual states that the machine takes 15 class bobbins, but all of the ones I see for sale have more holes in them than the one I have. Are those still the correct bobbins for this machine? Or do I need to be looking for bobbins with the one hole. Sorry if the question is confusing.

    D~
    NO plastic in an all metal machine, at least for the Singer 15-90/91.
    might as well try making them stupid plastic bobbins into Christmas ornaments or something useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by SerendipiD
    I do have a question about my 15-91...

    THe machine was purchased off of Craigslist and came with 2 bobbins - one metal and one plastic. The metal one works perfectly, but the plastic one is a hair too narrow, so it gets stuck in the bobbin winder when the foot presses down. My metal bobbin only has one hole in it and then the notch for the bobbin winder to fit into. The manual states that the machine takes 15 class bobbins, but all of the ones I see for sale have more holes in them than the one I have. Are those still the correct bobbins for this machine? Or do I need to be looking for bobbins with the one hole. Sorry if the question is confusing.

    D~
    NO plastic in an all metal machine, at least for the Singer 15-90/91.
    might as well try making them stupid plastic bobbins into Christmas ornaments or something useful
    Heehee! that could be cute.

    I had posted the difference of the 15 vs 66 once here, but I can't find my post right now, and I can't find my photos that I thought I saved of the bobbins (must of trashed them). So, I will try to take photos of the different bobbins again. Might be later this evening that the photos get posted.

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    Making my red beans and rice for dinner with a fruit salad!

    I know that was way off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Making my red beans and rice for dinner with a fruit salad!

    I know that was way off topic.
    Sounds yummy though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Making my red beans and rice for dinner with a fruit salad! I know that was way off topic.
    It's okay. Making zucchini bread now as the zucchini fairy blessed me with lots. If I bring some bread, can I come for dinner? ~ Chris

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    Did I waste my $5.00??? This Singer 327 followed me home from a garage sale. Anyone have a owners manual for this vintage one??
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Making my red beans and rice for dinner with a fruit salad! I know that was way off topic.
    It's okay. Making zucchini bread now as the zucchini fairy blessed me with lots. If I bring some bread, can I come for dinner? ~ Chris
    Yes! I love zucchini bread. It's too hot here to make bread today, that bread sounds yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Did I waste my $5.00??? This Singer 327 followed me home from a garage sale. Anyone have a owners manual for this vintage one??
    Texas Jan
    ha! if the motor doesn't work you could treadle - you stole it!

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