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

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I have a question that I would like some help and clarity on. I am selling a Pfaff 230. I had a sign shop interested in it to sew banners. The material is like the old time yellow vinyl rain coat material. He needed to sew 4 layers and a layer of webbing material similar to car seat belt material. I tested it out at home and with a twin needle it went through 8 layers of denim no problem. When I tried sewing the vinyl, it pierced through just fine but had a difficult time pulling back out of the material. With a single needle, it was better but it still stuck a bit.
    Should I have been using a special needle or is this material too tough for the Pfaff 230?
    I never said that I was a seamstress.
    Thank you in advance.
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    silicone grease with the vinyl or a silicone plate - match your needle to the thread.
    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 miriam View Post
    silicone grease with the vinyl or a silicone plate - match your needle to the thread.
    Ok, it is time for some questions. Put the silicone grease on the material? It would make sense to lubricate it. Wouldn't it make a mess out of everything? I don't know what a silicone plate is. I get the matching needle and thread part though. Also, the feed dogs scratch the surface and take off the printing that is on the vinyl. Any suggestions there?
    Thank you Miriam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Also, the feed dogs scratch the surface and take off the printing that is on the vinyl. Any suggestions there?
    ~G~
    I heard you can get silicone covered presser feet to help the top 'slide'. As far as the feed dogs, I read where you can put strips of waxed paper on the bottom of your fabric.

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    I think it's been 40 years since I did that Grant - I was still in kindergarten... I think I might have put the silicone grease on the presser foot and plate. It sure did work. You might have to play around with the pressure a little, too. It still has to pull through the machine but not scar the material. I think the waxed paper might be a real good idea. Try it with an old beater.
    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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    Hope its ok to ask my question here. I was given a singer featherweight 1948-51 model. Sent it to the repair guy for cleaning, etc. He let me know the motor has oil on it it needs to be replaced. (It was not sewing quite right when I sent it to him)So am wondering if I can get a decent motor cheaper than $90 for it? Thats how much he said a new motor will cost plus his fee to replace it. Should I get a new motor or get a vintage one off ebay? Thanks.

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    Were it mine, I'd hose the motor out with electrical parts cleaner or break cleaner, then pull the brushes and springs and clean ( or replace ) them, their tubes, and the commutator. After that I'd properly grease the grease tubes, plug it in and run it at full speed till it quit smoking.

    You might still have to replace the motor, but I'd try to clean the original one first.


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    [QUOTE=cherrybsixty;6289318]Okay, guy I have a question concerning my FW, it seems to not like the new metal bobbins. I have two blackside bobbins and it will sew quite as a mice. When I use a recently bought metal one, it makes the squeaking noise. I applied oil on the bobbin, the bobbin case and the mount. Do I use a s/m grease? Thank you gang any help will be appreciated.

    The new metal bobbins that are made in China, aren't any good at all. I bought a package of them to use with my 301(same bobbins as the FW). One of those poorly made bobbins got stuck in the bobbin case. I thought I'd never get it out. You don't need any oil or grease inside the bobbin case, you need better bobbins. I only use vintage bobbins or new ones from a reputable seller.(Cindy Peters,www.221parts.com)
    Put a drop of oil in the bobbin case base at the 4 'o'clock position.
    Sharon
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    Sew-Classics also has good quality bobbins for the 9W-7 / 221 / 301.
    I've bought quite a few of her Singer style bobbins and have to date not had a single bad one.


    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabam49 View Post
    Hope its ok to ask my question here. I was given a singer featherweight 1948-51 model. Sent it to the repair guy for cleaning, etc. He let me know the motor has oil on it it needs to be replaced. (It was not sewing quite right when I sent it to him)So am wondering if I can get a decent motor cheaper than $90 for it? Thats how much he said a new motor will cost plus his fee to replace it. Should I get a new motor or get a vintage one off ebay? Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller
    Were it mine, I'd hose the motor out with electrical parts cleaner or break cleaner, then pull the brushes and springs and clean ( or replace ) them, their tubes, and the commutator. After that I'd properly grease the grease tubes, plug it in and run it at full speed till it quit smoking.

    You might still have to replace the motor, but I'd try to clean the original one first.


    Joe
    An FYI. Electrical parts cleaner and some break cleaners are flammable. Some comments on another thread have indicated people have started fires by using motors cleaned with these chemicals.
    The prevention for that is to clean the motors off the machine, outside, then let the chemicals evaporate and dry before running the motors again.

    Just thought I'd mention this.

    Joe

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    I stumbled across this wonderful board last night while trying to research my "new" treadle machine. We always knew it was my great-grandmother's with a possible story of it being her mother's. The machine has NO markings on it other than "Use only genuine needles (blah blah blah)", a serial # of what looks to be 2998004 with a tiny E above that (or it could be an F) and two 4(s) above and to the left of the E (which is sideways). Then, that's to a different forum and someone's restoration, I looked and found "Eldredge" on the shuttle, which with a little research revealed that the machine is my great-great-granmother's as ggma was born in 1896. What I'm having trouble with and hoping someone can point me in some sort of direction is getting a more accurate year. The only serial # list I found for Eldredge lists only 6 digit #s and mine is 7
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