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09-20-2022, 02:45 PM
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Posted By WIChix

Value is in the eye of the beholder. You may...

Value is in the eye of the beholder.
You may want to search for listings on FB Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay and the like. Keep in mind that listed price and selling price can be very different....
07-30-2022, 11:49 AM
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Views: 912
Posted By WIChix

I don't believe the cover is original. But the...

I don't believe the cover is original. But the treadle for a 3/4 size machine is near.
06-18-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By WIChix

victoriansweatshop.com is a great resource for...

victoriansweatshop.com is a great resource for Singer 101 issues and questions. I have 3, an aluminum in bentwood, one in the first version cabinet with cross brace, drawer and oil can door, and one...
04-19-2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By WIChix

The FW Shoppe has a free download. You'll need to...

The FW Shoppe has a free download. You'll need to scroll down.
https://singer-featherweight.com/blogs/schoolhouse/vintage-singer-attachments-accessories
04-06-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By WIChix

Rewiring shouldn't impact tension. More likely,...

Rewiring shouldn't impact tension. More likely, the thread path needs checking. If thread pulls out freely, I would check to be sure the foot is up when threading, and that the thread is seated...
04-06-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,022
Posted By WIChix

I was out of touch today, a few thoughts: ...

I was out of touch today, a few thoughts:

Duplicolor DE1635 is also a good match, spray into a disposable cup and painting. It does need to be layered on, multiple coats, dry time between.

0000...
04-04-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,022
Posted By WIChix

If you need to rewire the lamp, a snap ring...

If you need to rewire the lamp, a snap ring pliers makes it much easier to remove and reinstall those hurricane circlips.

I have this model, dates to 1936. Love it. Easily sews through a variety...
03-13-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By WIChix

When oil and patience don't work... Try a...

When oil and patience don't work...

Try a hair dryer to deliver heat to each of the likely (metal only) junctions in the stitch length mechanism path, turning the handwheel while heating up the...
03-12-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By WIChix

Here is a service manual. ...

Here is a service manual.
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1752031/Singer-66-Series.html
I wouldn't rule out that something in the stitch length linkage is not fully free yet. These machines are...
03-12-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By WIChix

I just checked one of my lever-stitch length 99s...

I just checked one of my lever-stitch length 99s (bet you can't have just one), and with a flashlight can see that the lever fits into a bar and chute type slide mechanism. A rear inspection plate...
03-12-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By WIChix

The tension not relaxing with the foot up is an...

The tension not relaxing with the foot up is an issue, but I am not sure if it can impact stitch length.

Have you removed the bobbin case, and cleaned under and around the lip of the race, and...
03-12-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By WIChix

With the head laying on the back, move the stitch...

With the head laying on the back, move the stitch length lever while watching the motion of the connecting "rods" from the feed dog lever down through the pillar, and left across to the feed dogs....
03-06-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,061
Posted By WIChix

Have you tried a drop of oil adjacent to the belt...

Have you tried a drop of oil adjacent to the belt pulley of the motor?
02-26-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By WIChix

I used a 5/64" punch to drive the roll pin nearly...

I used a 5/64" punch to drive the roll pin nearly out. The punch did get stuck, but a rubber jar gripper and a pliers easily removed it. I then rotated the drive wheel, used the rubber jar gripper...
02-20-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By WIChix

JoeJr, I'm glad you had some progress. Is the...

JoeJr, I'm glad you had some progress. Is the thread seating well in the discs? Having to increase the tension, especially that high, is definitely not correct.

You've changed thread, so you know...
02-19-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,919
Posted By WIChix

The straight stitch can look uneven if the thread...

The straight stitch can look uneven if the thread and needle size are not compatible. Dirty feed dogs can contribute to poor feeding of fabric. I remove the dogs, and pick between the teeth with an...
12-17-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,841
Posted By WIChix

To answer the unasked question about fit of the...

To answer the unasked question about fit of the belt: you want it loose enough to treadle without the belt slipping. Too tight, and the act of treading becomes an exertion.

You can always cut it a...
11-19-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By WIChix

A Singer 503 fits in the trapezoid/spinet cabinet.

A Singer 503 fits in the trapezoid/spinet cabinet.
11-15-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By WIChix

Muller, not Miller.

Muller, not Miller.
11-15-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By WIChix

Yes, there is a FB group! With files and manuals,...

Yes, there is a FB group! With files and manuals, too .They ID'd my toy as a Miller, Pre-WW2.
Try Toy and Mini Sewing Machines, or Mini and Toy...
08-25-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By WIChix

I have purchased bayonet style leds from 3...

I have purchased bayonet style leds from 3 different places (not the FW shop), and have had issues with the contacts being too short - the bulb is inserted correctly, but the contacts don't meet with...
08-19-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,004
Posted By WIChix

FWIW, the "greatest sewing machine ever made"...

FWIW, the "greatest sewing machine ever made" competition, late '40s early 50s, in the UK, declared a tie between the 201 external motor, and a Necchi model. Singer, of course, painted with a broad...
08-09-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,362
Posted By WIChix

It's good to have options!

It's good to have options!
07-21-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By WIChix

There's a Facebook group, Hand Crank Sewing...

There's a Facebook group, Hand Crank Sewing Machines for Sale. The owner of the site, Dwaine, has come across these on occasion. The mount system is very uncommon. Dwaine is in Wisconsin. I suggest...
07-13-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,256
Posted By WIChix

Jade.Rose, you may find a 301 workshop helpful....

Jade.Rose, you may find a 301 workshop helpful. Friends who have attended have said it was worth every penny!
David walks you hrough every aspect of the machine. There's only one left this year,...
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