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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Your Vindex looks like a National to me. the cabinet is the same also. Brunswick is a badged National. If you are lucky the stitch regulator is there and your only missing the screw and the pointer that is used to adjust the stitch length. I hope this is the case. You tension control is a little diff or it is on wrong. My tension has two plates instead of one.
    Glenn is right, your Vindex Special with the top tension and V shuttle is made by National. It also takes a 20x1 needle! Miriam, I think that machine is going to really be cute when you get her cleaned up!

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    Here is a Brunswick, also made by National, for a really good price considering the cabinet has been re-done and is in excellent shape! Very pretty looking unit! I may go buy it, just for the cabinet! But, it would be better if one you guys bought it! http://sacramento.craigslist.org/fuo/2781245485.html

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    There has been a Brunswick on CL here in town for the last few months, but they are asking $300!! It is a very attractive machine, but not for $300.

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    I have a chance to buy a working big sister to a Featherweight(301A ???) but it has no accessories...are they difficult to find, and anyone have an idea how pricey the accessories are? thank you for your help, Naomi
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Quilter View Post
    I have a chance to buy a working big sister to a Featherweight(301A ???) but it has no accessories...are they difficult to find, and anyone have an idea how pricey the accessories are? thank you for your help, Naomi
    Sew Classic has tons of accessories for a 301 - fine machine too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I can help you with accessories. I have original Singer
    slant shanked feet at great prices. I won't be home until Friday,
    can mail by Saturday.
    Let me know if I can help you, Cathy

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    Cathy that 99 DOES have a bent shaft. I put a treadle type balance wheel on it and a hand crank and it works but I wonder if it will cause any damage to just use it like it is.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Miriam,

    Using the 99 with a bent mainshaft should not cause further damage in most cases. I would, however, ask a few questions, before
    Sewing with it. Do you feel any rubbing or binding? Does the large spoked handwheel rub on anything? If no to both of these questions, then I'd feel comfortable using the machine. The wobbly handwheel may drive you crazy, though. I had to straighten a bent shaft on a Singer 28 since I couldn't stand that wobbly handwheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    Glenn, thank hoy for giving us the instructions for the crocheted spool holder. I have made several and have given them all away. Everybody thinks they are adorable. They are so easy to make. Kathie
    I must have missed this...where are the directions? Page number?
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Another Amerikan question....In the instructions I got from Nancy it says the hand wheel goes away from the sewer. I realize this wasn't for my machine, but some like it. Should I be making my handwheel spin backwards from other machines I own? Also...in very recent discussion about this top tension...are there supposed to be 2 metal pieces or one? Mine has one but has little like "hooks" which I assume thread goes through.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


    Randa

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