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miriam 10-22-2011 02:22 PM

I still have a lot to do. I didn't even look at the tension or the stitch knob thingy. The black disks on the top turn but they don't make it zig or zag. I'm thinking about using a bit of heat from the hair dryer to see if it will move. I'm reluctant to use any penetrating oil because everything is painted. I didn't take an old tooth brush along so couldn't scrub corners very well. The stitch length doesn't seem to budge. The motor will be torn down and cleaned. Then DH promises to rewire the whole mess. At least the cabinet is pretty...
DH is ok but sore from the wasp bite.

miriam 10-22-2011 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by Candace
Mine was in the same shape and is happily sewing away now...actually yours may be in bit better condition than mine is. I have some paint chips on mine.

She does have a nice body. No nicks or big scratches. I hope I don't inflict any on her.

sueisallaboutquilts 10-22-2011 02:42 PM

You did a really nice job!!!!! Pretty machine.
I use silver cleaner on my badges and they shine up really nicely.

ladypetite 10-22-2011 02:51 PM

Wow! Hope you will be thrilled with her for years to come.

Candace 10-22-2011 03:12 PM

Are you sure thats's a 206 x 13 needle, Miriam? Your photo is a bit blurry, but it may not be. Lots of people stuck regular needles in these. Check your bobbin case. If it's all nicked up, chances are that's not the correct needle. Or at least it's really dull probably needs replacing anyway. I order mine online.

mommessy 10-22-2011 03:14 PM

I recently sold a black one and now I regret it!

miriam 10-22-2011 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by Candace
Are you sure thats's a 206 x 13 needle, Miriam? Your photo is a bit blurry, but it may not be. Lots of people stuck regular needles in these. Check your bobbin case. If it's all nicked up, chances are that's not the correct needle. Or at least it's really dull probably needs replacing anyway. I order mine online.

I have no idea if it is the correct needle. I saved it anyway. I wish I knew where I put the bobbin case. DUH. I know it had one. I should probably buy a life time supply of the needles right now I think I'll wait to see if the zig zag thing ever moves...

vintagemotif 10-22-2011 03:30 PM

Very NICE! You did an excellent job cleaning. You should put this in a treadle.

Charlee 10-22-2011 03:31 PM

Very nice!! :)

miriam 10-22-2011 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by vintagemotif
Very NICE! You did an excellent job cleaning. You should put this in a treadle.

I might have to if DH doesn't have time to do the wiring. I just have to have a frame/table - I have an empty treadle base. I guess I could just hold a flash light up while I treadle away. Did you notice the belt on the inside??? It had a motor and a belt outside then the other belt inside. Very curious machine. The wonders of how zig zag evolved...


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