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The cost could be close to the same - replace the motor - buy a hand crank - put it on empty irons...........
How do you HC a 66 with no motor boss? I'm thinking it would have to find some irons. I have 2 redeye - need to go.
NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first
Sounds like the bobbin case is in wrong or has turned...
One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
I currently have three Singer 66 treadles, a Franklin treadle and a Singer 66 in a cabinet. To be laughingly honest I don't have any room for another treadle.
Mr. Crinkle does run now, I put him back together last night ... 'er early this morning. Repaired motor sounds hideous, but it runs and he sews. So I'm just not sure what I'm gonna do.
I can do really good on the electric machines. But not so much the treadles.
If I can get the treadle going for a long stitch like a seam or a hem I'm good. But short spaces like piecing things together for a quilt I just can't get the treadles to do what I can do easily with an electric.
And the one feature I'm finding I reallllly realllllyy want on a machine is a reverse or a back tacker. They make life sooo much easier.