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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Machine Photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    here are the pics of my new Singer A3

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    I have more pictures of the manual but since they are drawings of how to do sutures with this device i will not post them where folks may be squeemish
    hey steveh, in most cases when we got a new machine we try them and sew on clothing materials as much as we can. i wonder how you will try it out then to sample the stitches ?

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    I have made an arrangement with my local butcher to get a section of pig side with skin on. (funny thing is he asked if I was learning how to tattoo, I said, "no, sewing.." he didn't quite have the guts to ask....

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    Oh.
    My.
    Gosh.

    You are not even kidding, are you?

    Wow.

    Nifty machine - can you sew paper, etcetera with it? Would love to see it in action, perhaps minus the pigskin... ;-)
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Manicmike,
    I have a Pfaff 60 treadle, love that machine, its so quiet and sews beautifully too.
    Sharon
    I'm pretty keen on it Sharon, but it's missing its slide plate. My dear friend Amelia told me today she can probably find me one so I'll be giving it a workout some time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I'm pretty keen on it Sharon, but it's missing its slide plate. My dear friend Amelia told me today she can probably find me one so I'll be giving it a workout some time soon.
    I hope you can find a slide plate for it,Mike. The only thing my machine was missing was the top cover for treadle cabinet. It only came with one bobbin, was able to find more locally.

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    Here are some pictures of my vintage machine. I don't know the story behind it other than my mom got it at estate sale when I was a kid. The couple had been friends with my grandparents. My mom had told me that it was in working order. A few years before she passed away, she found a leather belt for it. I'm not sure how to size it, since it's too long.

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    the process in general goes like this:

    Wrap the belt around the track it is supposed to follow
    Take up the slack (not TOO tight) and mark both ends at the same location
    trim both ends
    punch(ice pick.awl, singer tool) a hole in each end CAREFULLY about 1/8" in from the end
    insert link staple (NOT a regular staple, my LSMG carries them)
    close staple
    put belt on machine
    begin cussing(working)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    the process in general goes like this:

    Wrap the belt around the track it is supposed to follow
    Take up the slack (not TOO tight) and mark both ends at the same location
    trim both ends
    punch(ice pick.awl, singer tool) a hole in each end CAREFULLY about 1/8" in from the end
    insert link staple (NOT a regular staple, my LSMG carries them)
    close staple
    put belt on machine
    begin cussing(working)
    Thanks! Sounds fairly simple. There is a "staple" in one end, which must be the staple link you refer to.

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    icreate was wondering from the photos if maybe you were from down under...(they're downside up)
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsewnsew View Post
    icreate was wondering from the photos if maybe you were from down under...(they're downside up)
    Not from down under iPad user and sometimes pictures are upside down...

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