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Oh, I won't need to buy any new tools.... My favorite screw driver was stolen a few years ago. It was one an old sewing machine repair man ground at a slight angle for doing the throat plates. I LOVED that thing. It was long and skinny. I'm somewhat of a tool freak too. I could spend some time looking at tools.
Lights drive me crazy. The light bulbs these days don't cut it. I have an old clamp light (a reject from somewhere...) and an old photography lamp with the things that flip around (get in the way). Phil had pity on me for Christmas and bought a couple LED lamps and a tiny flash light with a goose neck. Love that thing.
Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
Jan, Your new find, is a GEM of a FIND!! Congrats! Thanks for sharing with us. Most likely, the majority of us will never see a "half pint" W&W 9; so, it is very nice to see a photo of one. Also nice to know that you are the new steward of this gem. That is one cool looking machine!!! Have fun with that vintage beauty!
Boy Jan you really found a special machine here. Now we are all looking for one
Glenn W. Cleveland
Texas Jan, your Wheeler Wilson is pretty cool. And, CD, I love your fiddle head handcrank! Wow on both machines.
I wish I could have brought home new macines today. Instead I ran into problems with my FW and my 301. Both are waiting for me to get back to them. Needed a break. Maybe tomorrow things will 'click' together, better.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see. [John Newton (1725-1807)]
That W&W looks like such an interesting machine, especially next to the FW. The lines are so similar. The FW always seemed so much more "squarish" than other Singers. Interesting!
I ran across something yesterday (not sure if it's been posted--haven't been on the board as much lately) that has certainly helped me, since I am now the proud owner of a frozen black 301 long bed! A 301 adjusters manual is online at Scribd. You can view it for free, but can't download unless you are a member (subscription fee) or are able to upload something in return. Singer 301 adjusters manual.
I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!
Bennett, I believe these manuals are also available via on the vintagesinger yahoo site.