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06-28-2016, 08:09 AM
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Posted By MrsBoats

You are my new hero-that worked! It still breaks...

You are my new hero-that worked! It still breaks thread more than I'm happy with, (it shred at the eye of the needle, but I don't think that's where the tension is coming from) but it is actually...
06-27-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By MrsBoats

I'll give that a try today. The really...

I'll give that a try today. The really frustrating thing is that it sewed fine utterly filthy, but won't now that it's clean!



The needle is in correctly, according to ISMAC's needle list it's...
06-24-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By MrsBoats

Standard Class "P" help, please

I've been lurking lately, trying to get back into sewing machines, and I picked up a pretty little Standard Class "P" treadle. The table and irons were in great shape, but the head was filthy. I got...
05-02-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,438
Posted By MrsBoats

Wow! I've never seen a Martha Washington cabinet...

Wow! I've never seen a Martha Washington cabinet with space for a machine. The ones I've seen just have drawers. How cool is that!
04-24-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By MrsBoats

That's what I've always called it too, but...

That's what I've always called it too, but Google, not so much!



Yup. It's clearly broken-when I tried to unscrew it, the whole outer collar just lifted off. It behaves as though there's a...
04-24-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By MrsBoats

what's the official name for that doohickey?

Hey, all- I picked up a nice (but dirty) Necchi 534fb. The pressure foot pressure adjustment knob is broken; when you push the button in the middle down, it pops right back up. I'd like to get a new...
04-09-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,895
Posted By MrsBoats

I had found that one, but that diagram is a real...

I had found that one, but that diagram is a real wiring diagram, which I am apparently not interpreting well. I like Singer's diagrams, that look like a coloring page-*that* I can do! Although...upon...
04-08-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,895
Posted By MrsBoats

Necchi Mira wiring diagram?

Hey, all. Been ages since I was here, but real life took a chunk out of me and I'm only now catching up with myself.

Anyway. I picked up a Necchi BU Mira for cheap at a thrift shop recently, and...
12-22-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By MrsBoats

It helped me to know that you can NOT start...

It helped me to know that you can NOT start exactly at the corner. Finger press a bit, sew an inch or so, then wiggle the fabric into the corkscrew. After that, practice, and more practice.

Oh,...
11-19-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5,607
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Posted By MrsBoats

I always translate this into 'my husband/wife...

I always translate this into 'my husband/wife told me I have to get rid of it but I don't want to, so I'm asking ridiculous $$ for it, so when it doesn't sell, I can say "See honey, I tried!" and...
10-22-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,937
Posted By MrsBoats

WAG: wild-ass guess g: grin Thanks,...

WAG: wild-ass guess
g: grin

Thanks, Miriam, but my extra 15 case was correct, and the machine has already gone on to a new owner. I still have the little whatsit somewhere-maybe someday I'll...
08-20-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By MrsBoats

Source for antique needle sizes?

Does anyone have a source for antique needles, or their modern equivalents? Specifically, I'm on the hunt for Boye #4, which are flat shanked and 45mm long. It's for an Electric New Companion, which...
08-19-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,607
Views: 284,766
Posted By MrsBoats

Still expensive even if they moved the decimal a...

Still expensive even if they moved the decimal a place to the left.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/4009584371.html
08-18-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,451
Posted By MrsBoats

Vertical, with an oscillating hook. The class 15...

Vertical, with an oscillating hook. The class 15 bobbins I have fit perfectly. It looks to me like its guts/undercarriage are a typical 15 setup, but it's been put into a 201 body.

I know I can...
08-17-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,451
Posted By MrsBoats

my new Singer 215G!

I asked about this machine yesterday, but even the gurus here didn't seem to know anything about it. (I'm shocked! 0.0) Absent any info, I took myself off this morning to meet the seller. He'd bought...
08-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By MrsBoats

Singer 215G

Hey, all. I know I haven't been around lately (life is what happens when you're making plans), but I may, hopefully, have more time for sewing and machines for the next little while.

In the...
06-29-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5,607
Views: 284,766
Posted By MrsBoats

This one was posted June 28:...

This one was posted June 28: http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/3889305820.html

This one was posted June 29: http://norfolk.craigslist.org/fuo/3889313952.html

They're not going to get either of...
06-06-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5,607
Views: 284,766
Posted By MrsBoats

I'm rich! I'm rich! I have whole drawersful of...

I'm rich! I'm rich! I have whole drawersful of these things!

...Oh, wait. I'm *not* rich.

I don't think this person is going to get what they think they are:...
05-31-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,851
Posted By MrsBoats

If you take the japanning off, you'll find that...

If you take the japanning off, you'll find that the casting underneath isn't as smooth as the japanned surface was. I'd sand all the decals off, prime it, fair out any divots with some sort of...
05-19-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,965
Posted By MrsBoats

Japanning is the black finish on antique sewing...

Japanning is the black finish on antique sewing machines. It's asphaltum and linseed oil. The bare machine heads were dipped in it, then baked. This happened several times, then decals were applied,...
05-07-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,607
Views: 284,766
Posted By MrsBoats

It says it's an antique Singer, but it looks like...

It says it's an antique Singer, but it looks like a giant fern to me! (Frankly, I'd be more interested in the fern...)

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/fuo/3767011908.html
04-08-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,918
Posted By MrsBoats

I found mine for cheap on Craigslist, but it...

I found mine for cheap on Craigslist, but it looked like it had been living in a workshop, which it had, so I refinished it:...
Forum: Pictures
03-21-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,853
Posted By MrsBoats

I love this bag! And the fabric you chose for...

I love this bag! And the fabric you chose for it-it's a great choice. Do you remember the name of the fabric manufacturer?
03-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,194
Posted By MrsBoats

Funny; I DO collect the friction drive machines,...

Funny; I DO collect the friction drive machines, like that one. My very first one sat in the dining room under the extra chair and put out The Call, and now I have seven (I think) of them! I think...
03-13-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,095
Posted By MrsBoats

Singer's "On the Dock" 1903 (check the right side...

Singer's "On the Dock" 1903 (check the right side of the photo): http://www.shorpy.com/node/12046



Some things never change... I can't help but notice that all the Singer labels on the crates...
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