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Old 12-14-2010, 06:15 AM
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Does anyone know anything about this Singer 191. It is a commercial machine and I have used it. I've been told I could make sails with it if I wanted to. It only does straight stitch back and forth. I know it is a work horse. But really 'know' anything else.

Also I was given the Touch and Sew 629. Got the bobbin holder (hook?) fitting out and can't figure out how to get it back in.

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:52 AM
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I don't know anything about those machines. Just wanted to say that the 191 sure has a nice throat space.
I have an 1932 Singer that is a workhorse, as well. But, like the 191 only does straight stitches. If you make any kind of heavy tote bags, that machine will do it. I use my old singer for tote bags and it will sew through the thick fabric like a hot knife through butter.
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Grammy17, you may want to ask Billy or Charlee in the machine shop- they are very knowledgeable on old machines.
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Originally Posted by KathyAire
I don't know anything about those machines. Just wanted to say that the 191 sure has a nice throat space.
I have an 1932 Singer that is a workhorse, as well. But, like the 191 only does straight stitches. If you make any kind of heavy tote bags, that machine will do it. I use my old singer for tote bags and it will sew through the thick fabric like a hot knife through butter.
Yes, this one will go through several layers of denim like it isn't even there. This one was used in a garment factory in it's younger days.

I did the quilt by me name on it.

Thanks for the ideas. It does take a lot of space but when you need the power, it is there.
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Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
Grammy17, you may want to ask Billy or Charlee in the machine shop- they are very knowledgeable on old machines.
How? I don't know about the machine shop.
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I think she means this topic.
http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm
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Sorry, Grammy, I'm in a fog today, as usual lol
Thanks susiequilt for giving it to her!! :D:D
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Originally Posted by grammy17
Also I was given the Touch and Sew 629. Got the bobbin holder (hook?) fitting out and can't figure out how to get it back in.
Terry at T and T Repair is the guy who knows everything there is to know about Touch & Sew machines. (some people call them Touch & Throws or Cuss & Throws - might give you an indication of how much they're loved by collectors and repair people. ;) )


There are some free pdf schematics and diagrams on this page, one of which might show you how to get the positioner back into the machine: http://www.tandtrepair.com/600TandSstuff.html

Good luck! :)
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Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
Originally Posted by grammy17
Also I was given the Touch and Sew 629. Got the bobbin holder (hook?) fitting out and can't figure out how to get it back in.
Terry at T and T Repair is the guy who knows everything there is to know about Touch & Sew machines. (some people call them Touch & Throws or Cuss & Throws - might give you an indication of how much they're loved by collectors and repair people. ;) )


There are some free pdf schematics and diagrams on this page, one of which might show you how to get the positioner back into the machine: http://www.tandtrepair.com/600TandSstuff.html

Good luck! :)
I'll check it out. thanks. I was pretty certain that someone on this list would have an idea.
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