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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I answered your post in the Main section...
    Sorry to double post...I didn't see this section until someone mentioned it.

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    Welcome, greasegizzard. Now that you have an almost vintage machine, you'll be hunting for more vintage machines like the rest of us. Your reproduction machine is very pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    Underpants to you Muv...that would make me giggle too. Watched Sherlock last night and my daughter laughed when he confirmed he wasn't wearing any pants.

    Does anyone know about the rod that runs from the peddle of the treadle machine to the wheel that spins the belt? One end of mine, the top end, has ball bearings and the other does not, just some sort of tape that is wound around the shaft that attaches to the rod that connects the two. It was a little noisy, had a clunk when it spun, so I investigated and found that the ball bearings were missing. Does anyone know if those can be replaced? Or, can I replace the whole rod? It's shiny and everything else is black, wondering if it's already been replaced with one that doesn't fit well.
    Hi QW,

    Saw your post in the Davis VF group and am assuming your troublesome pitman is off the "New" Davis VF with the orange decals. Ball bearing can be added if you know the size or possibly trial and error to see what works. The whole rod can be replaced if your fortunate enough to find the part. The tape isn't original equiptment and might be hiding other problems but if it seems to work, best to leave alone. Ball bearing are available online and industrial supplies. Good luck .
    Jon

    Edit--Manual doesn't say what size ball bearings only that it takes 9.
    Last edited by jlhmnj; 09-30-2012 at 08:18 PM.

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    I have mine "disassembled" at the moment, and I can see if I can measure the diameter of the ball bearings in mine if you like. Just estimating I would put them at about 3 mm in diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    Welcome, greasegizzard. Now that you have an almost vintage machine, you'll be hunting for more vintage machines like the rest of us. Your reproduction machine is very pretty.
    Thank you. I'll definitely be keeping my eye out for more now.

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    Newbie here...
    I am considering adding a second machine, my choices so far are a 1950's era Singer 66-16 or Pfaff 2022,
    Will the Singer be belt driven or gear driven? Did Singer make both in the 66-16, I would like the second machine to be functional I like the larger throat area of the singer, like the user friendly Pfaff... any helpful hints for me would be so appreciated!
    Jo Anne B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Anne B. View Post
    Newbie here...
    I am considering adding a second machine, my choices so far are a 1950's era Singer 66-16 or Pfaff 2022,
    Will the Singer be belt driven or gear driven? Did Singer make both in the 66-16, I would like the second machine to be functional I like the larger throat area of the singer, like the user friendly Pfaff... any helpful hints for me would be so appreciated!
    Jo Anne B.
    The Singer 66 are belt drive
    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 greasegizzard View Post
    I'm new to the forum. I bought a Singer sewing machine at a yard sale this weekend for $60. I was hoping someone on here might be able to give me a little information on it. I looked over it real quick for a model number, but all I found was what I think is the serial number on the bottom when I lifted it up. That number is 119198. Anything anyone can tell me about it, or any resources I can use myself will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Grease, that is a pretty Singer Model 15 reproduction. Those repros are no where near the quality of the original machines. If you try to sew with that machine, let us know how it goes. I am not sure that you will find the year of production since that machine is a repro, but I think those were made starting in the late 80's? It is not an old machine, but again it is pretty. The repros always have decals that are over the top - very loud compared to the original machines.

    nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Anne B. View Post
    Newbie here...
    I am considering adding a second machine, my choices so far are a 1950's era Singer 66-16 or Pfaff 2022,
    Will the Singer be belt driven or gear driven? Did Singer make both in the 66-16, I would like the second machine to be functional I like the larger throat area of the singer, like the user friendly Pfaff... any helpful hints for me would be so appreciated!
    Jo Anne B.
    Jo Anne, I guess the question I would ask myself is, do I need the decorative stitches of the Pfaff 2022? Do I just need a straight stitch machine? Am I going to be taking the machine with me out and about to classes, etc.? What about the weight if the 66 is not in a cabinet? They are very well made, very heavy machines that will last you a liftetime +, but they are also very heavy. The plastic Pfaff is a great machine, but it won't last or be as durable as the 66. Another plus is that you can service the 66 yourself! The Pfaff would have to go to a dealer. I am a Pfaff lover, but for durability I'd take the 66. They have a beautiful stitch and it will last as long as you need it to. Now if you were making me chose between a vintage Pfaff and a Singer 66 - I'd take the vintage Pfaff everytime!

    In this case, I'd go with the 66 - unless I needed the decorative stitches and IDT foot, which is really a nice accessory!

    Nancy
    Last edited by BoJangles; 10-01-2012 at 11:16 AM.

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    Jo Anne,
    If you want a vintage Singer with a gear drive and a large arch you should look for a 201-2 or a 15-91. The 201 has the largest arch of them all, or so I have read. Mine sure looks like it too.

    If a belt driven machine with a large arch will work, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Singer 66-16 or -18.
    They are all great machines, but the 66s just won't quit sewing. I have 8 of them with the ages from 1913 to 1952 and they all sew great. Very well designed and trouble free. Easy to maintain and if the motor dies they are easy to replace. Or you can treadle it. They are excellent treadle machines too.

    I don't know anything about Pfaffs so I can't comment there.

    Nancy,
    What is an "IDT" foot?

    Joe

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