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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Machine Photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    So are we to address you as Sir Knight? Love those hands.
    Oh no... I am but a humble Squire. I am in training with a Knight. I have been an Eastern Martial Arts Student since the early 70's and a Teacher since the early 80's but my Knight is truly amazing to watch in combat. He won a major tournament against 40 other fighters just days after a chemo treatment.... Oh, and he as a Master with Calligraphy and Illumination. (wields a pen as well as a sword)

    I am however(in the medieval re-enactment organization I am a member of) a "Laurel" or Master Craftsman. So Master Stephan is my name there... Thanks for the compliment on my Gauntlets. Those are my specialty. They are simplified reproductions of a recovered original that dates to 1361 from the battle of Visby. I have a website for my armor business but it has no connection to this stuff so...
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    Master Stephan, So you have your own guild, website. Please share with us peasants...or is that against some noble rule. Never knew those THINGIES were called gauntlets. I learned something. Thanks!

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    Master Stephan, Interesting hobby!

    Some folks think I'm weird sewing with my 100 year old machines in treadles, and all I'm doing is making quilts. I'm sure you get lots of remarks on making armor.
    Well, I'm not into armor or that time period. Although, one of my favorite books is Timeline by Michael Crichton, but only since it has to do with time travel and the book's author.

    Again interesting hobby. Enjoy and thanks for sharing. I learned something new today.

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    My youngest son was into blacksmithing - for 5 or 6 years I had to sit through blacksmith meetings - usually the only woman in the crowd - it is fascinating to watch metal being shaped by heat and a hammer and what ever tools a blacksmith comes up with - The coolest was to watch them forge weld a couple pieces of metal together

    I think it is just another reason I have such respect for the amazing old sewing machines. I understand how much extra went into them compared to the newer stamped metal and plastic machines.
    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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    Could not have said it better.

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    So I was able to buy a 1946/47 Singer 241-12 in table for $100 today. I am actually on my way home with the new belt for it. The beastie is FILTHY but ok.

    Pics to follow when I'm on my home system.

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    so, i have not taken pic's since it got cleaned up but here is a before picture and a link to a video of it running.
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    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18576541/singer_241-12.mp4

    here is a pic of what came with it.
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    and for an extra $40 they threw in this...
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    Steve,

    I did find that I have a broken motor with this wish bone on it. It's yours. I sent you a PM. Call me.

    Cathy
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    OK, So I really want to start the process to make this part, I would also really like to ask for some assistance here.

    1. We are talking about the little cast metal "dogbone" looking thing that some early electrified machines use which allows the motor to swing from "in use" mode where a wheel on the motor shaft is in contact with the handwheel to "in storage" mode where it swings into the space under the arm.

    2. The only one I have currently is cracked into two pieces. one half is currently "fused" to the motor side. I am PB Blaster'ing the screw that holds it.

    3. Does anyone have one that is removable?
    a. If so can I get a series of photos of it with a ruler next to it?
    b. could I borrow one from someone to make a mold and at cast a resin model
    Cathy

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

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    Done! Thanks again. Looking forward to meeting up with you.

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