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Please help me thread my bobbin

Old 02-21-2013, 09:14 AM
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Default Please help me thread my bobbin

Hello, I am new to this site but recognized a picture of my treadle and knew I might have come to the right place. I recently purchased an 1800's Domestic treadle and a manual from Relics.com. I finally figured out how to put a new belt on and now am trying to thread the bobbin(I believe it is a style 8 bobbin). The diagram in the manual is not very helpful and I'm wondering if anyone could help me? Thank you.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:53 AM
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Oh wow, that brings back old memories...as my grandmother sewed on a machine that had a similar bobbin. Unfortunately, I don't remember at all how to do it, nor am I sure if I ever knew how. I think my grandmother did that part whenever I was allowed to use her machine. I am sure someone here can help you though.

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:03 PM
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Inside that shuttle, you should have a long skinny bobbin. Are you wanting to know how to wind thread onto it? If so, remove the long skinny bobbin from the shuttle, do you see that funny looking apparatus over by the belt? The skinny bobbin mounts in between those moveable parts. My machine is slightly different but you basically set up a spool of thread on top of the machine, bring the thread end down to the skinny bobbin and put the end under one of the bobbin ends. On your machine I think the belt runs the bobbin winder to fill the bobbin. On my treadle you tilt the apparatus until it makes intact with the hand wheel. On yours it might make contact with the belt?
after the bobbin is full you remove it and slip it down into the shuttle. The thread comes out through the side slit and you pull it upwards until it goes under the piece that has the little screw in it. If the thread won't pull up the slit in the bobbin side you have the skinny bobbin inserted wrong, turn it over and try again. This is how my shuttle bobbin is threaded on my machine that is a little different. Maybe one of antique machine experts will give you some pointers. You might want to re-post in the Antique Sewing machine section.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:35 AM
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Thank you. That is very helpful. I actually am confused on how exactly to thread the bobbin into the shuttle for use.It doesn't seem to want to go up under the piece with the screw on it. Maybe I shouldn't have the shuttle lid closed?Thank you for your advice on where to post. I appreciate all of this. I can't wait to get started.
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