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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I have to slow down a bit. I have a NVF on the work bench and the Feldman. So I will finish the VF and then work on the hat machine. So much fun and so little time. Like yard work and such and then not to mention the honey do's
    life has a way of interfering with all the fun of working on a sewing machine doesn't it???
    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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    Glenn, I wonder if you can contact the company that made the machine and find anything.
    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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    Miriam...cute story about your son and his hats!! I see some around here sometimes, I'll have to keep my eyes open for him now!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/sc...chines-1884544

    I'd like to go and see this display of Singers!! To bad it is across the pond. Isn't the clock cool?!!?

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    I just read this on the ISMAC site that I got the other posting from..........

    Sadly apart from the historical errors in the article, the plan to
    put the machines on view is pretty much of a pipe dream at the
    moment.

    All that's basically happened is that the Scottish museums'
    authority has said that it would be a good idea. There's no venue
    available and no funding in place for the project.

    Last I heard the initial plan was to put pictures and details of the
    collection on line but even that is a way off. ISMACS's John Langdon
    has been working with the West Dunbarton Council to catalogue the
    machines and he might be able to add more

    Graham Forsdyke
    Purveyor of fine Featherweights to the gentry
    ISMACS London
    http://www.ismacs.net

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    That's too bad. I wonder why it has been such a drawn out process?

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    I have become obsessed with picking up old machines and getting them running. Pretty soon, I won't have room to sleep. I bought one recently that is a Nelco 2448. When I opened her up, she really looked complicated on top. I cleaned, oiled, and greased and got everything moving.

    when I opened the bottom, there was a smaller plate on the lest hand side. I took this plate off and there was a piece of thin plastic outlining the plate. There was also the biggest honk on funky grease...like an inch tall and maybe 1.5X1.5 big. It had intentions where the gears were. I took it out and cleaned the gears. Is this supposed to be in there and where do you get it if it is? It was almost all black except for the left side which was the Goldie color of the singer grease. I have not been able to research much on this machine. Any help would be so appreciated.

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    I have the same question as 1screech. I found the same grease in the hook drive gears on a Wizard. What kind of grease is it, and where do you get it. It does look a lot like the Singer Motor Lube grease.

    Joe

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    My old Kenmores have this gear box filled with grease, too. If it looks fairly clean, I've always just replaced part of it with Singer lube. And, if it's really crummy, I replace all of it with Singer lube! I've done tons of searches trying to find out exactly what kind of grease is in there to no avail. So, I just used the Singer lubricant. My machines sew beautifully & quietly so I'm guessing it works! Actually since you're just greasing gears, any grease that doesn't harden over time (or melt down to a liquid & leak past the gasket) should be fine....at least that's what I'm thinking!

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    Pat,

    Looks to me like it would take most of a tube to do the gear box. Am I right or wrong?

    Joe

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