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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quick Q. If you can't lower them, can you free motion if you pull out the feed dogs? I was thinking of playing around with the Spartan. She did have a little issue with the tension spring. I didn't catch on to it right away though. DUH. Got it fixed and learned a lot. I think maybe that is why she was never used. I can see why someone would want to hand crank too. Sweet little machine!
    I've read where ppl cover the feed dogs with an old credit card but don't know if it actually works but someone on here will know.
    An old credit card is too thick, I think. I have used a square cut out of a margarine tub lid, and it works well. I used double sticky tape to hold it in position. Also loosen the pressure on the presser foot and you are good to go. I love the little 99/Spartans and right now have three of them, gave one away to a friend.

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    Hi, I had posted a full picture of this machine on pg. 1580. I did get the machine. The decals look very nice, but no name, in one picture some letters are very faint. There is a number X212348 near the shuttle. Can any one tell me how i tell what type/size shuttle this is? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you
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    Miriam and Crosstitcher: Yep, think she needs a friction wheel. I was able to open it up and look inside, and it definitely has a flat side on it. Otherwise, it seems like she moves well, just has been sitting for a long time.

    I found online at White Sewing Center where you can get the friction wheel with instructions and a tool rental to get out and back in. I wonder if anyone has done this before and how complicated it is to replace?

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    My DD just bought me my fourth vintage machine at a yard sale. I am going to try to attach pics....have had alot of trouble posting pics lately. It is a Singer from 1921, but that is all I know.I will get it Monday when she brings my DGD.{she is 3 and likes to treadle with me...she really likes my hand crank...it keeps her busy while her 10 yr old sister and I use the treadle}

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    Hi, I had posted a full picture of this machine on pg. 1580. I did get the machine. The decals look very nice, but no name, in one picture some letters are very faint. There is a number X212348 near the shuttle. Can any one tell me how i tell what type/size shuttle this is? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you
    Congrats!!! I forgot what we said your machine was, but didn't we agree that it looks like one of Nancy's on page whatever (Help!! Nancy,... she knows).

    So as to shuttles. Here is some Wiki info, under shuttle changes:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer_Vibrating_Shuttle

    Aid to shuttles ID:
    http://www.ismacs.net/shuttleidentif...ification.html

    Luckily it came with a shuttle. IF you run into trouble with that shuttle, remember that Cathy can be of help to you.


    Also how to wind the shuttle bobbin:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOu4-...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    This person lives near me. What are they smoking? :roll: And I love how the ad description makes absolutely no sense...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Restored-193...#ht_500wt_1156
    $2500. Yikes! The machine under it that called to me was a Redeye, but it's only pictured from the back. Who buys a machine pictured like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    Hi, I had posted a full picture of this machine on pg. 1580. I did get the machine. The decals look very nice, but no name, in one picture some letters are very faint. There is a number X212348 near the shuttle. Can any one tell me how i tell what type/size shuttle this is? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you
    Congrats!!! I forgot what we said your machine was, but didn't we agree that it looks like one of Nancy's on page whatever (Help!! Nancy,... she knows).

    So as to shuttles. Here is some Wiki info, under shuttle changes:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singer_Vibrating_Shuttle

    Aid to shuttles ID:
    http://www.ismacs.net/shuttleidentif...ification.html

    Luckily it came with a shuttle. IF you run into trouble with that shuttle, remember that Cathy can be of help to you.


    Also how to wind the shuttle bobbin:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOu4-...eature=related
    Nancy's machine is a New Home T3 on page 665.

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    Does anyone have an old sewing machine like this one???

    White Number 8

    our member karate lady (is looking for a manual for this one as she just bought it)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-157307-1.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    This person lives near me. What are they smoking? :roll: And I love how the ad description makes absolutely no sense...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Restored-193...#ht_500wt_1156
    But the shipping is free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    This person lives near me. What are they smoking? :roll: And I love how the ad description makes absolutely no sense...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Restored-193...#ht_500wt_1156
    If you are going to ask that much for a machine you could at least dust it. Just saying.
    LOL

    Stock Market drops and vintage machine prices go up!

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