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

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    I bought another clone yesterday. The lady had it on CL. It was priced right and I had time to go after it. She had moved to a condo and was getting rid of stuff. It was the very last thing she had in storage. She said she had a hard time bringing herself to part with it. She had hauled it all over the country over the years. She had gotten it to sew baby clothes when her daughter was born. I told her I planned to restore it and let someone learn to sew on it. She was thrilled. She said she thought it would have to be thrown away. She had no idea you could get a manual and parts for it or that anybody would want it. It looks like she barely used it. There is one place on the bobbin winder that needs touch up paint or something. The rest looks pretty good - nothing a good cleaning won't cure. So far it looks like baby clothes was all she ever did sew on it though. I'll shoot a pic tomorrow.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Karen,

    There is no egg on your face. This is how we all learn. And will continue to learn. There is no way anyone will ever know everything. I continue to be amazed how much I learn everyday.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    Sorry all, I was look at the foot mainly. A little knowledge can leave you with egg on your face.

    ~ Karen
    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Thank you everyone,
    I will just keep learning, for me that is half the fun! Busy mind and hands make for happy days.
    Kenmore 158 19131, Elna Transforma, Singer 99-23, Red Eye Treadle 66-1, 301, Free Number 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    Thank you everyone,
    I will just keep learning, for me that is half the fun! Busy mind and hands make for happy days.
    If you hadn't asked you would have still been mistaken - at least now you know. Keep asking questions. We all learn that way.
    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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    This is my first sewing machine. I am the original owner of this Singer Sewhandy. Purchased as my Christmas gift in 1964. It was manufactured in Great Britain. EN5439
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    Very nice machine!
    I got my first one in Aug/Sept of 1964 as I started college. It was a model 327k if I remember correctly. Worked great for many years until I inadvertently shoved it against the wall with the buttonhole attachment still on it and bent the needle shaft slightly. Never was quite right after that!!!

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    How great that you kept it even it's box!
    Kenmore 158 19131, Elna Transforma, Singer 99-23, Red Eye Treadle 66-1, 301, Free Number 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I bought another clone yesterday. The lady had it on CL. It was priced right and I had time to go after it. She had moved to a condo and was getting rid of stuff. It was the very last thing she had in storage. She said she had a hard time bringing herself to part with it. She had hauled it all over the country over the years. She had gotten it to sew baby clothes when her daughter was born. I told her I planned to restore it and let someone learn to sew on it. She was thrilled. She said she thought it would have to be thrown away. She had no idea you could get a manual and parts for it or that anybody would want it. It looks like she barely used it. There is one place on the bobbin winder that needs touch up paint or something. The rest looks pretty good - nothing a good cleaning won't cure. So far it looks like baby clothes was all she ever did sew on it though. I'll shoot a pic tomorrow.
    No pics I can't find my camera... bummer. I got that machine working - super nice. Then I fixed up a Singer 99 - sews nice, too. Lots of pin scratches and the finish is gone. Then I couldn't help myself. I got into the derelect Singer 15 that has been haunting my shop. When my sister was up she wanted me to show her how to take apart and fix a tension... so I dug that one out and we fixed it. I was pretty impressed how nice the rust and stuff cleaned off it so I thought I would tackle the rest of it. Plus Grant has been very encouraging. So far the foot lifts but nothing else does. I cleaned up the bobbin area - I'm impressed. It cleaned up nice - doesn't turn though. Then I got rust off the needle bar and the foot lifter - it goes but the needle doesn't. I'm fearing I will have to pull the needle bar out and clean it up and put it back. I'm lazy though - hopeful on the T-F. I also gave the whole thing a good Wilbur oiling. Maybe something will get through. The motor is off and could use a serious overhaul. I think that had the least rust if any. The stitch length lever travels but looks nasty. I got some rust off things like that but the damage is forever. The bobbin winder is a lost cause. I guess that's why side winders were invented... The decals are pretty faded - finish is long gone. All things considered - that machine was really exposed - open barn door - it is a wonder it isn't worse - it is a pity the cabinet is in such sad shape, too - it has good bones.
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    I need help! I have been working on my Singer 99-23 or 24. I got it sewing let it set or a couple of days then brought it into my sewing room and tried to sew with it....Some how the bar that the foot goes on has twisted to the right? I can't see the needle hole when the foot is down and the needle comes to rest on top of the foot. I have tried raping the end in a heavy towel and turning with pliers no go. then put Tri-oil on it over night and tried again nothing. I am totatly blown away about how this happened. the motor did run very fast and bounced a little before I got it slowed down.... Now I just want to get it sewing, my best machine is in getting a belt installed. 6 weeks now. And I need to get some blocks done for an exchange.
    I posted some pics if anyone can help me.

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    ~Karen
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    Karen,

    Take the face plate off. The screw marked in red will allow you to rotate your presser bar. Lower the presser bar, so that the foot is on the feetdogs. "Pop" the screw. This means turn it just enough so that you know it has moved (you will hear a 'pop'). The bar will still be tight at this point but can be rotated. Align the foot with the feeddogs and then tighten the screw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    I need help! I have been working on my Singer 99-23 or 24. I got it sewing let it set or a couple of days then brought it into my sewing room and tried to sew with it....Some how the bar that the foot goes on has twisted to the right? I can't see the needle hole when the foot is down and the needle comes to rest on top of the foot. I have tried raping the end in a heavy towel and turning with pliers no go. then put Tri-oil on it over night and tried again nothing. I am totatly blown away about how this happened. the motor did run very fast and bounced a little before I got it slowed down.... Now I just want to get it sewing, my best machine is in getting a belt installed. 6 weeks now. And I need to get some blocks done for an exchange.
    I posted some pics if anyone can help me.

    Thanks for any help
    ~Karen
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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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