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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    It's a conspiracy! They are probably holed up with all those missing socks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    OK, think I found the wiring problem. On the back is a plastic contact point that fits a cord. The picture is with the cord removed. The contacts pierce the cord when the cover is screwed down tight. Only two of the contacts were touching the cord. I'm sure that the third is not a spare. So, I just have to figure out which way the cord goes in. Does anyone have a Necchi BU that they could look on the back of and tell me if the cord exits left or right? Laura
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    There is a Necchi on CL in Indianapolis - email the guy and ask for a rear picture... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Explain????
    The Sew Handy you had posted about was in a fire. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=12783532
    I had one for sale for a while in excellent condition. I did finally sell it. This was the one I had. No burn marks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Miz Johnny!!! You're back! Been a long time.
    Yep. Finally got enough done around here that I can once again play around, although I'm still not messing with the machines. I figure that after Easter, I can haul one or two into the sunroom and see where I need to start. For those of you out there with a house full of machines, I do NOT recommend moving.
    Right now, I'm trying to figure out just where I can put the industrial treadle that I have in storage. It's been there since I bought it, and I'm thinking about doing some upholstery. Thought it would be a really cool machine to use for that!!

    Re: the BU, I have one, but removed all of the wiring, etc. and put it in a treadle. Necchi will fit in a Singer base, and they make an AWESOME machine!!
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    Well, I'm going to need a wiring diagram for the Necchi BU. I'll go ask on the Necchi yahoo group. I've had to reset the circuit breakers twice, and the rest of the house is getting a little shrill about the electrics going off and on. Darn kids. .Wish I had room for another treadle and I could put it in on like MizJohnny suggests. But chances are this will be a catch and release, so i need to figure out the wiring. Cathy, do you have any hints for me?(Besides stop messing with things you don't understand, cause then I'd basically have to stop doing everything!) Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    The Sew Handy you had posted about was in a fire. http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=12783532
    I had one for sale for a while in excellent condition. I did finally sell it. This was the one I had. No burn marks!
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    That is super cute. I usually don't care about toy machines too much- I mean I've been able to resist so far- but that little sewhandy that looks like a 401 is supper cute. Laura

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    Laura,

    I won't tell you to stop. IF I did I wouldn't have any reason to come over anymore. You wouldn't need rescuing anymore.

    On a more serious note I am trying to make up a diagram for you. I'm just waiting for my phone/ camera to recharge. It died while I was taking pictures.


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    Well, I'm going to need a wiring diagram for the Necchi BU. I'll go ask on the Necchi yahoo group. I've had to reset the circuit breakers twice, and the rest of the house is getting a little shrill about the electrics going off and on. Darn kids. .Wish I had room for another treadle and I could put it in on like MizJohnny suggests. But chances are this will be a catch and release, so i need to figure out the wiring. Cathy, do you have any hints for me?(Besides stop messing with things you don't understand, cause then I'd basically have to stop doing everything!) Laura
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Laura,

    I won't tell you to stop. IF I did I wouldn't have any reason to come over anymore. You wouldn't need rescuing anymore.

    On a more serious note I am trying to make up a diagram for you. I'm just waiting for my phone/ camera to recharge. It died while I was taking pictures.


    Cathy
    Why don't we just plan a chipoltles/rescue visit? This machine is frustrating me because everything is all tucked in and hard to trace. A nice normal machine I can deal with. This one with everything in the box on the back ( the box is also the motor mount) this one is giving me fits. It is a pretty green, though. And I have heard such nice things about the BU. Laura

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    Maybe next Friday will work? OH joy! you get to solder again. <VBG>

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Why don't we just plan a chipoltles/rescue visit? This machine is frustrating me because everything is all tucked in and hard to trace. A nice normal machine I can deal with. This one with everything in the box on the back ( the box is also the motor mount) this one is giving me fits. It is a pretty green, though. And I have heard such nice things about the BU. Laura
    Cathy

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    I just aquired a Husquavarna Viking, from the fifties is my best guess. It has an army green crinkle factory finish and rounded design like the old Singers, unlike the squared ones that came later. Can anyone direct me to a thread about Vikings? I have no manual but know my way around these older machines. Will anything take the grime off a crinkle finish? Any ideas about how to date it? Serial Number C331917, Manufactured in Sweden. Maybe by the time I get him cleaned up, I'll learn to post pictures here. His name is Luden, written on the bottom of the drawer was Little Luden. Just occurred to me Luden might be a girls name in Sweden. Blush
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