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Thread: Yipes!!! Were they going for more power?

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    Yipes!!! Were they going for more power?

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions...-10266508.html


    Very interesting?

    Joe, what do you think of this one? LOLOLOL
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    Glenda,

    That is the same kind of motor I rewired for jljack. It's big, but not much more powerful than a standard sewing machine motor.
    The motor uses a pivoting bracket attached to the motor boss. Because it's so big it sticks way out in the way so when you store the machine you just pivot the motor under the arch. Works slick.

    Joe

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    the one I brought home yesterday is a 128 s/n G 7614214 1919 , but has the singer motor, so that must be a replacment or add on motor...

    but I have a real probem buying from goodwill,, they have become a maga investment company rather than helping others..

    the motor pivots ? now I know why I see those motor laying on the bed.. this one, the motor back side is flat, plus the back plate on this is black with the light mount as a part of the plate...
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    I would imagine that this machine was originally a handcrank, or the motor has been replaced with a standard aftermarket motor.
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    Looks like an old Hamilton Beach motor. What I've seen about them is pretty neat. They were advertised as an all purpose motor to run different appliances around the house, not just sewing machines, but fans, mixers, so on.
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    The one I worked on for jljack was a Western Electric. I've seen them with New Home name plates on them too.
    I suspect there was one company, Western Electric making them and selling them to any body and every body.

    Joe

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    I have one like it. It was mfg in 1918 and likely electrified after that. There is a note that came with the machine and reads " Portable Singer Sewing Machine - Bullet Bobbin. Wally paid $12.00 for it in 1920. Our first Christmas in Sacramento. I sewed presents for Maude & Donna (dolls & dresses).
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    We have a Domestic made maybe in the 60s that has hand written notes from it's original owner. They will be kept with the machine. They are part of it's history.

    I like those big honkin motors. Don't know why, but I do.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    We have a Domestic made maybe in the 60s that has hand written notes from it's original owner. They will be kept with the machine. They are part of it's history.

    I like those big honkin motors. Don't know why, but I do.

    Joe
    I like them also Joe. I think because they look rather Art Deco. Even the motors were attractive back then.
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    Yes they were, and some of those big motors were chrome plated. You can polish them till they shine.

    Joe

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