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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Parts

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    This is just an announcement to let you guys know that it looks like I am going into the parts business. I know there are a lot of you that are doing so well with my tutorials and are refurbishing your machines but are still needing parts for them.

    I normally have lots of parts laying around that I normally use for my service work but this is something that someone and I came up with and I think it might do well. I would of course supply for all makes of vintage sewing machines but what would you guys like to see in a parts house? What are your most wanted items.

    Lets put our heads together and just see what the perfect parts store would carry and I can use this for the basis of being able to provide for my customers.

    Oh and I know that new vintage sewing machines are high on the list but I am not sure my suppliers can get those for me maybe the new model 15's...... ;)

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    I need a motor for an old rotary Graybar. Goodness only knows how I could possibly get inside the head of the machine. (The motor is inside, not conviently on the outside like the Singers).

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    That's great Lostn51!

    I've been searching for a quarter inch foot for my old kenmore 158.1802 and possibly a walking foot & ruffler. I also am in need of light bulbs!

    If you can run across any feet for an old pfaff 260 and the color- stitch wheel.

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    Alright sounds like we are getting an idea of parts I need to carry. I have 6 different suppliers that I use and I can get almost anything along with me fixing to buy out a couple of OSMG's so I should have some parts to work with.

    If you have any request for parts right now just PM me and we can go from there. But on this thread I am just curious what your ultimate parts store/service center would carry for the vintage machines.

    Billy

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    belts, light bulbs, bobbin tires... oh, yeah, my kingston needs a cover for the light--keep burning my knuckles and arm on the bulb... I'll pm you but I just thought maybe that happens to others also. :lol:

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    Feet for non singer treadle machines, and needles and bobbins :D

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    I think belts will be the most commonly needed item.

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    Belts, light bulbs, bumper tires, rubber feet for the bottom of machines. parts that usually don't fare so well in storage. Let's face it, most of theses machines have been sitting for years before we discover them.

    Also I think parts that might go missing over time. presser feet, power cords, foot controls.

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    Hard to find needles, VS bobbins, slid plates.
    I'm looking for Davis NVF bobbins, as I only have one - annoying in the middle of a quilt to have to change the bobbin... The davis is in my avatar.

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    I think some feed dogs...bobbin slide plates...pretty much all the chrome parts that could be rusty on some of the old machines.

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    I need the "desk" thingy that goes on the arm of an old Singer 6512......I got it at Goodwill for $15.00, it sews, but is doenst have the table and I really prefer using one.

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    slide plates...(I need two for my Damascus machines) shuttles, bobbins, needles...

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    I would love to find cams (seam formers) for my Husqvarna Viking 21. These are not the same cams as those that fit on the later Vikings which are fairly easy to find. I have two "C" cams but would love to get an "A", "B", "D" and "E" or any of the variations on these such as "A1", "A2", etc. I can also use an extra bobbin case, hook, bobbins, etc. I had a really tough time getting the belts at a reasonable price but finally found a repair shop in PA that had some. I know that there are not as many vintage Viking owners here on the QB but if you come across any of these parts it would be wonderful! Thanks!

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    Hi Billy, I have 2 Singer featherweights in need of parts. The one is from the 30's with the art deco plate but it looks like someone replaced the cord with a piece from a brown extension cord and I am afraid of an electrical disaster if I try to sew on it. The other is from the 50's, light color, and needs a bobbin and spool holder.

    I bought them both on ebay (NEVER AGAIN!!), my apology to all the good people on ebay. Please reply to me if you can help and I will PM you whatever information you need for parts.

    Longarm

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    Billy, this is wonderful! I could use a case for my Featherweight, and am always looking for attachments.

    Also based on my past experience, bobbin winders! lol.

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    oooh! I have a White 3355 that I would love to get cams for.

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    Billy, I acquired a small Stitchmaster in a small cabinet. It was made in 1961 (in Japan). I have never plugged it in to see if it runs, but it's missing its bobbin case (& bobbins) as well as any and all other loose parts. I did a Stitchmaster search and they are manufactured in the UK (doing well, apparently). They did not respond to my e-mail and I've had no luck finding info. about it. I'd be interested in having the bobbin case + at least 1 bobbin, if possible.

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    I could use either a case for my featherweight or two new latches. Also, neeedles fot the same machine.

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    I can't think of anything I need right now, but it is great to know that you are trying to meet our needs for these lovely old ladies! ( I mean, our machines, of course!)

    But, I probably could use a new case, a black one, for my FW. I have a green one and the handle broke.

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    I have a 1954 Singer Model 306W in a cabinet. It has a 3 pin terminal power connection but it didn't have the power cord when I bought it. I found a bunch of numbers on line (W1561910, 190613-19021, BA3-8) and I think one of them is the part number but I have never been able to find the part. If you had one of could get one I would sure like to buy it!

    I think you will find a strong market for vintage parts out there. Especially for those of us living in smaller communities and rural areas with no access to reputable sewing machine repair shops. Please let me know if you have this part of if you know where I can find it. Thanks so much and good luck with your venture!

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    Hi All, I am happy to see there is an interest for parts for our vintage machines and I am going ahead with the expansion into the vintage sewing machine parts.

    All of the parts that you all have mentioned including the FW cases I can get or I have here already. I already submitted my usual stock order for the service end but I am making a huge one for the parts store. I will submit it at the end of the week so if you need anything PM me and I can include it also.

    I will have a catalog printed up for my business eventually but for right now I will have a 3 or 4 page flyer that will show what all I carry once I get the parts in house.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Hi All, I am happy to see there is an interest for parts for our vintage machines and I am going ahead with the expansion into the vintage sewing machine parts.

    All of the parts that you all have mentioned including the FW cases I can get or I have here already. I already submitted my usual stock order for the service end but I am making a huge one for the parts store. I will submit it at the end of the week so if you need anything PM me and I can include it also.

    I will have a catalog printed up for my business eventually but for right now I will have a 3 or 4 page flyer that will show what all I carry once I get the parts in house.

    Billy
    Billy, I have a 1954 Singer in a table but it didn't have a power cord. It take a 3 pin. Can you get this for me?

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    Just read your vintage sewing machine parts blog and wanted to know if you would also have older sewing machine accesories; because I have some older stuff and do not know what to do with it. I have even thought about throwing it out. I sure hope someone can use them will sell them cheap. Will post pictures a little later; as soon as I get some help doing so.

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    Belts, bobbins, bobbin cases, needles, lightbulbs, power cords, presser feet, walking foot, quilting foot, motor lube, machine oil and manules are all the things I have have to buy in the last 3 months. Oh, and you just got me the tension disc assembly for my 501A. And those little rubber feet. I've had to replace six machines worth this month.

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    Thanks for having a parts store. You have no idea how fustraiting it is for the Sew & Vac repair shop guy to inform you that he can't get any parts for you because thoses old machines are really not being used any more and I should really invest in one of the new modern machines. :evil:

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