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

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    Quote Originally Posted by brbrmaza@gmail.com View Post
    Yes, I am a lurked, I also own a few oldies but goodies. Actually betters. Why in the pic are the quilting done towards the inside of the machine and not the outside?
    Brbrmaza, I don't think anyone on here understands what you are asking? What pictures are you referring to? It helps when you ask a question about a photo/previous post if you do a "Reply with Quote" so we know what you are asking about. Please try again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Mine is one smooth machine. Easy conversion. Just took the motor off and used the original hand wheel.
    Here's a picture. The bright white knob on the top is a window crank knob from the hardware store. It is replacing the button hole pot metal knob that was disintegrating.
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    Cathy
    Mine Signature is similar but different, not a match exactly to yours. The knob to the right of the zig zag width - what does that do? On my machine that knob is also frozen. I would think it locks the zig zag at a certain width?

    Thanks Miriam, I have oiled the feed dog drop button, but so far it is still stuck solid. Nothing rusty on this machine, it is very clean, but I doubt it was ever really used much. I almost completed the cheater quilt I am making for my new camper's bed yesterday. Since I had the Signature out oiling and cleaning it, I used it on the whole top. Well, the top I am making is very simple with a panel in the middle and rows of borders! I want it done in a hurry as I already have a horse camping trip planned! I already had all the fabric so I just went to town with it yesterday. This machine is VERY heavy. DH had to carry it out of the Thrift store. I started to carry it and dropped in on his foot! Luckily, I had almost set it down already so no drop to it, just a set down on his foot!

    I am impressed with this machine. I have always avoided the MW and Sears machines - except for a Minnesota treadle I have - because I like the vintage Singers and Pfaffs, a few Japanese clones too!

    Nancy
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    Here is my new Signature. I think this machine is a later model than your machine Cathy. But, like I said it weighs a ton! It was worth the $20 for sure!Name:  SignatureHappy.JPG
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    Oh Cathy, this is the cam. Do you have them?

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    Nancy,

    You asked about the knob on the right of the ZZ knob. On yours that knob does lock in the width. It doesn't more the knob, only locks it. Try moving and holding the ZZ lever in position with the left hand and locking it with the right hand. On mine the right knob picks the pattern, as the cams have four patterns on each cam.

    Those cams sure look familiar. I'll check.


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    Oh Cathy, this is the cam. Do you have them?
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy,

    You asked about the knob on the right of the ZZ knob. On yours that knob does lock in the width. It doesn't more the knob, only locks it. Try moving and holding the ZZ lever in position with the left hand and locking it with the right hand. On mine the right knob picks the pattern, as the cams have four patterns on each cam.

    Those cams sure look familiar. I'll check.


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    I figured that knob locks the zig zag width, but no it is frozen solid! I can't budge it either way! I also can't budge the feed dog drop button. It is fozen in the 'sew' position. I doubt anyone ever dropped those feed dogs!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I figured that knob locks the zig zag width, but no it is frozen solid! I can't budge it either way! I also can't budge the feed dog drop button. It is fozen in the 'sew' position. I doubt anyone ever dropped those feed dogs!

    Nancy
    One of those knobs may not ever move. Your machine is not the twin to mine. Mine has only one cam - zz. Those feed dogs seem to suck in oil then when it drys up the dog's knob does not move. It isn't the knob that is stuck it is the thing that locks the feed dogs in or out that sticks - that is what needs the T-F and or heat. I've never seen a stuck knob.
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    Nancy'

    Want me to play with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I figured that knob locks the zig zag width, but no it is frozen solid! I can't budge it either way! I also can't budge the feed dog drop button. It is fozen in the 'sew' position. I doubt anyone ever dropped those feed dogs!

    Nancy
    Cathy

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    the feed dog drop thing - this is what freezes up give it oil, time, oil and if necessary some heat:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Nancy'

    Want me to play with it?

    Cathy
    AW you just want to have all the fun........ When those start to move it is pretty cool isn't it.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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