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

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    Sometimes on 99 conversions, I take one of the screws out of the winder and just use a light finger pressure to hold it against the wheel when I need to wind a bobbin.
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    "Places like Sew-Classic sell spoked hand wheels and the hand crank kits. Once installed you use your original bobbin winder. They drive off the wheel just like before."
    Nope some of the bobbin winders do not go from a small balance wheel to a larger balance wheel. Not that simple all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I guess my worry would be the tape gooing up the wheel.
    I let you know if that happens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Thanks for showing that. It's always the little details I wonder about. I'm not familiar with aquarium tubing. Is it a stiffer plastic or more of a squishy, floppy plastic? Does it have much stretch to it?
    This one has some stretch and it is squishy. I purchased it at one of the Japanese dollar stores here in the Bay Area. It was located back in the aquarium stuff.

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    Is oxygen tubing thinner than aquarium tubing?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Is oxygen tubing thinner than aquarium tubing?
    Hahaa I have no idea. You could prolly take very very long threads of dental floss and braid them together to make a belt that would work.

    Charlee says leather shoe strings work.

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    Kathie & Nancy,

    Cool looking machine. This model is the model "E". Made by the Free Sewing Machine CO. in association with Westinghouse who made the motor. It was made from the early 1940's into early 1950's. It takes the CC needle which is shorter than the 15x1. Several charts found on the internet say that the 206x13 needle is a substitute, however it does not work well. The 206x13 needle has a different timing length than the proper CC. I have a small stock of the proper needle, let me know if you need any.

    Cathy

    [QUOTE=BoJangles;497761going to try and post Kathie's new Free Westinghouse, but for some reason it doesn't want to up load to our shop! Yeah! I had to shrink it, but it finally worked![/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Hahaa I have no idea. You could prolly take very very long threads of dental floss and braid them together to make a belt that would work.

    Charlee says leather shoe strings work.
    I think I would have to go to a farm supply store
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    Nah..they sell `em at Walmart!
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    Why not just use a treadle belt? Everyplace I've seen on the net and my LSMG sells the things.

    Just wondering. I got 4 treadles and they all wear leather.

    Joe

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    not my walmart
    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Nah..they sell `em at Walmart!
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