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

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Candace that is a cute White. Is that the White that was meant to be the Singer FW competition. If I were into machines with motors, this White is one that I would love to own, but I'm not. Cute machine, enjoy!!
    Yes, this is it. Miriam swears it's lighter weight, but it's hard for me to tell since it's in a table. I guess they run about 12 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Yes, this is it. Miriam swears it's lighter weight, but it's hard for me to tell since it's in a table. I guess they run about 12 lbs.
    From what I understand those Whites are still heavy, heavier than a Singer FW.

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    Is it as tiny or harp space as small as the FW?

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    Candace are you going to the TOGA in Turlock on the 10th. Regardless of your love for e-machines, you should joins us. Bernie has some very nice e-machines that he loves to show off at these events.
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 03-04-2012 at 10:01 PM.

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    Joe,

    It's really rare for these old straight stitch machines to go out of hook timing. They usually had a roll pin placed instead of a set screw when the factory set the timing, making it darn near impossible for the timing to go out.
    Frequently the needlebar height is the issue. Needlebar height always has to be set before

    the hook is timed, so start there. This is the way I check. Turn the machine’s handwheel in the normal direction until the point of the needle reaches “dead bottom center”. DBC is where the needle is at it’s lowest point. Starting there turn the handwheel until the needle has risen exactly .093 inches. The point of the needle should now be directly behind the needle in the middle of the scarf (dip in the needle just above the eye). If not, where is the point? If the needle has risen .093” and the hook point is not behind the needle then the timing may be off. If it is behind the needle, but not in the scarf then the needlebar height is off.
    Always start with a new needle and make sure it is not a stretch needle.


    You said that the thread jams. Which thread, needle or bobbin? Check both tensions. Make sure the presserbar is down (easy to forget).

    Cathy



    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    This might be a bit involved but here goes:

    I have an Edison HA-1 15 Clone. Nice looking machine but it's got problems.

    I found the first clue in a bunch of bent and broken needles in the case.

    I found:
    The feed dogs out of adjustment, the were too far forward and impacting on the needle plate.
    The presser foot was adjusted too high
    The needle bar was adjusted too low
    The needle bar and presser foot was hitting each other.

    I adjusted the feed dogs, the presser foot shaft and needle bar using the info in the 15-91 service manual I was referred to. (The 15-91 books are not as close to the clones as I'd want them. There are many differences. )

    However now it thread jams horribly. So I checked the hook to needle timing as best as I can and find the hook a bit advanced of the needle. Instead of being centered at the needle at the eye, it's maybe an 1/8" past it.

    There is another potential problem I'll be checking on later today, but in the mean time, any body have any suggestions from hands on experience, or links to service manuals other than the Singer manuals????

    Joe

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    Monica,

    I believe that your Eldredge should take a 20x1 needle. A 15x1 scooted down slightly will work just fine. Remind me when I see you at the TOGA to show you how to make a guide for setting the needle when using a non-standard needle.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Last weekend, I cleaned up the National machine titled "The Eldredge", and this weekend I got her to stitch.
    If my memory is correct, this machine should use a different needle than the standard 15x1, but I was able to use a 15x1 needle in the machine. I just slip the needle down a bit until it picked up the shuttle thread to produce a stitch.

    I still say the machine has lost its soul. When starting to treadle the machine makes a groan and a clunking sound, like something is rubbing. When I look at all the parts that I can see, I can find where the sound is coming from. After I get into the groove of treadling, the machine acts beautiful with no sounds but the shuttle in the race moving back and forth. It is only the initial turn of the wheel that the clunking and groan is heard.

    I plan to just bring the machine head to the up coming TOGA gathering in Turlock in hopes that someone else my know what is happening. It could just be a case of old age for this sad gal, along with the fact that the machine hasn't been used in decades (my bones would ache and groan too).

    Cathy, can you please tell me what is the correct needle for this National.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Monica,

    I believe that your Eldredge should take a 20x1 needle. A 15x1 scooted down slightly will work just fine. Remind me when I see you at the TOGA to show you how to make a guide for setting the needle when using a non-standard needle.

    Cathy
    Thanks!!! Will do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    thanks!!! Will do!
    oh cathy< can you do a tutorial??? I can"t make it to toga
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    AND there are a few old sewing machine repair men out there willing to share what they know so that it doesn't just die with them. I wish they all would share what they know.
    So do I...
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