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

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    For those of you that don't venture off of this particular thread much...look and see what "Gojo" or "Goop" can do to a machine's decals!

    Cleaning Treadle Machine

    I've asked to have those tutorials removed...this was a family heirloom that has been damaged beyond repair by bad advice!!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    That was a sad mess!! I felt sorry for her....she thought she was following good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thanks. I have a jelly roll that I just finished sewing in sets of two strips so I still have plenty of length left on them. Planning to timing my speed today. Also, have to check tension today on my 301, I think it was off last time I sewed with it. I hope not, it really does sew fast. One more day...
    Linda, it works best if you cut off 18" of the first strip. Otherwise you end up with each strip starting on one side of the quilt and ending on the other side, next strip doing the same, etc. so you end up with just strips basically sewn together. Taking off the 18" makes it so the the strips "wrap" to the next row. Am I making this clear? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    That was a sad mess!! I felt sorry for her....she thought she was following good advice.
    I know...it's bad advice, and I don't think it should be here on the board. There are too many that don't know how to tell if the clear coat has been compromised and the decals exposed.

    I find myself angry about it, actually...and I don't often get angry to this degree.
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    I am so sorry that the decals are damaged. but please no gojo or goop on these old machines. Sewing macine oil and a little dish soap and water is all that is needed.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    I saw that Charlie and I was thinking what the heck happened. So sad!! Did you by chance send a note to mods?

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    Laura, here's a link to some info on these National machines.
    http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/reversew.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Took me a while to realize it has a light in it's little mallet head. I think his name is Elmer. Anyone have a scan or a link of a manual for the little 3/4 National/Eldridge/Montgomery Wards machines? Need to change the light bulb and cant reckon how to get in there. Laura
    There are 2 long screws on the inside of the post (at the top & bottom) that hold the side plate on. After you unscrew them, pull out slightly on the front or bottom of the plate because the light socket snaps into a clamp. And then slide it backwards to get the switch thru the hole in the plate. At least that's how mine works....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    I saw that Charlie and I was thinking what the heck happened. So sad!! Did you by chance send a note to mods?
    I sent one to Patrice.... I hope they can remove the tutorials before something like this happens to someone else.
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I sent one to Patrice.... I hope they can remove the tutorials before something like this happens to someone else.
    This person has been a member for almost 2 years and was not reading the rest of the information posted on this board about cleaning up an old machine. I do hope those tutorials are removed soon.
    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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