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Those pink machines really are fun to see. Much better than the 'repaint' jobs' that some do on machines. I like original colors!
It's now a handcrank (at least temporarily), but I should have painted the hc pink to match the machine; it doesn't look as good as the black machine with the similar bobbin arrangement (short-radius VS). Not really a pink person, but couldn't resist that color!
I will be at the TOGA--have to prepare my world-famous gourmet Walmart frozen chicken wings!
Hope you're going to bring the Sterling to the TOGA! Mine is already there, so to speak; it's still at Cathy's, and had to get moved to the new house along with all her other stuff. Sorry, Cathy!
Pink machine block exchange?? Pink and white blocks??? (Ugh!)
Speaking of repaint jobs... this just doesn't look right to me!
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)]
Oh SewExtreme, that looks wild and crazy. Being a homegrown Montana, looks like something we would do to a machine not realizing it might be a bit less attractive. That is the RedNeck way ya know.
Ok, now for asking a question on an old machine I have. I received my grandmother's Singer 2404. It is not a vintage perse, but is from the 40s or 50s. I need to know what is wrong with it. It has a nice stitch, got that part figured out, but when you use it for a short duration of time, it starts to slow way down and does not have any speed to it. Not sure what is the problem. If you plug it into the light switch part, the machine zooms so i do nto think is sewing machine but is the foot pedal. How does one take it apart to fix it? or do I have to buy a new foot pedal and if so, how do I go about getting/finding one?
Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma
I don't know what a Singer 2404 looks like, but most of the foot controllers up until the 70s were carbon pile or resistance wire type controllers. The backs will either screw off, pop off, or slide off.
Most of them can be cleaned and adjusted. And all can be rewired if needed. There is said to be a tutorial on adjusting them somewhere. Several have mentioned it, but none put in a link to it. Or if they did I missed it.
Make sure the motor is lubed if it can be. And plugging it into the wall isn't much of a way to test it. The outlet will hit the motor with more juice than it normally gets through the controller.
Do you have another foot controller to try on it? That would be the easy way? I'd almost bet though that the machine has sat unused for a long while and the motor is gummed up. My local SMG said in those cases he takes the belt off and runs them wide open till they free up. He even says sometimes he hoses the brush area out with lighter fluid and runs it till dry. ( Caution that can ignite, keep back if you do this.)
Here is one of the most beautiful Mission style treadle cabinets I have EVER seen!! And Mission is my favorite style of them all. Boy...I know it's gonna go for big bucks and it's way on the wrong side of the US for me.