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01-19-2021, 02:11 PM
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Posted By WIChix

Very nice stitches!

Very nice stitches!
01-16-2021, 05:50 PM
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Posted By WIChix

Sewing with my 115 hc today, with a freshly wound...

Sewing with my 115 hc today, with a freshly wound L bobbin from Cutex. Happy to report it works great!
01-15-2021, 06:02 AM
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Posted By WIChix

The 115 bobbins are type L. I found them at Cutex...

The 115 bobbins are type L. I found them at Cutex (Sewing Supply?) Other vendors probably carry them too, as the bobbin is used in some industrial machines.
01-07-2021, 05:43 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By WIChix

The differences in model 27s are due to mostly...

The differences in model 27s are due to mostly minor changes or updates, not decals. Millions of Sphynx 27s were made, no one will miss one.

The pheasant decals are gorgeous. Use what you love!
12-24-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By WIChix

Treadle belts are available in different...

Treadle belts are available in different diameters, it could be your belt is larger, causing it to dit on top, and when the "going gets rough," the belt doesn't have enough surface area in contact...
12-17-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By WIChix

When you think about it, a 301, being a straight...

When you think about it, a 301, being a straight stitcher, has a lot less internal mechanism to move than a 401 does. The 401 has the internal cam stack, the parts to swing the needle bar.

I'm...
12-09-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By WIChix

Oh, stop! It isn't good to run the machine with...

Oh, stop! It isn't good to run the machine with the foot down and no fabric under the foot. It can damage the underside of the foot.

But it is beautiful!
12-08-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By WIChix

I think those motors are referred to as...

I think those motors are referred to as "Turtleback", and I do believe they are friction drive. I saw one for $25, but declined.
12-08-2020, 01:12 PM
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Posted By WIChix

It is definitely a 221. The K designation is for...

It is definitely a 221. The K designation is for manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland. There are errors in the Singer s/n database, but also as common are errors in reading the charts. A 328 is an ox...
11-23-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,921
Posted By WIChix

Not certain, but some groups moved earlier to...

Not certain, but some groups moved earlier to groups.io (or could be io.groups).
11-02-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,680
Posted By WIChix

Bkay, what a sweet remembrance of your mother,...

Bkay, what a sweet remembrance of your mother, and your birthday. :)
10-29-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By WIChix

I'm not sure this will help solve the issue,...

I'm not sure this will help solve the issue, but... Have you tried loosening the top tension a bit for zz stitching? (5 to 4, 4 to 3). Generally, that needs to happen, whether zz ing with cams or...
10-18-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By WIChix

Before you go further, consider replacing those...

Before you go further, consider replacing those screws. Since the gears turn freely, removing the old grease can be done tooth at a time with a tool shaped like a dental pick.
I once started to...
10-18-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By WIChix

That is a Singer 66, electric motor, with...

That is a Singer 66, electric motor, with reverse/back tack. The serial number is on the base, below the gold tone Singer badge. You can look up the serial# on ismacs.com

I would estimate a 1940s...
09-14-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By WIChix

"regarding the oil wicks for vsm----where can you...

"regarding the oil wicks for vsm----where can you get the wicks for the 15-91 i wonder?"
McMaster Carr has the wicking, 3/16" is the correct diameter, I believe.
09-14-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By WIChix

Quite a change in a short amount of time. Good...

Quite a change in a short amount of time. Good for you!
0xygen tubing, aquarium tubing, window screen spline, can also be used as a treadle belt alternative. A leather treadle belt can usually be...
07-28-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By WIChix

I couldn't see your photos, but I have a 99 that...

I couldn't see your photos, but I have a 99 that came in a small case, top lifts off, latches on the end. It was tan/cream in color.
07-25-2020, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By WIChix

Many manufacturers would sell machines and...

Many manufacturers would sell machines and "badge" them with a brand of the buyer's choice, eg a hardware or department store. (But not Singer). A photo would help with identification of the...
07-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By WIChix

Also, that lack of "shine" was considered easier...

Also, that lack of "shine" was considered easier on the eyes. I do like the version that White used on their family rotary, with the embossed design. Not so much crinkle, perhaps, but low glare.
07-21-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By WIChix

The 15-91 is a fine machine, with that potted...

The 15-91 is a fine machine, with that potted motor.

I would let hem look at the stable of 66s, and pick from those. The 66 is a lighter running machine, and will handcrank easily. Whike the -91...
07-20-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By WIChix

The major issue with 401s is the tendency for the...

The major issue with 401s is the tendency for the cam stack to stick if it isn't operated "regularly." I use mine a few times a year, and have no issues.

​​​​​​I did have to remove, clean, oil,...
07-20-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By WIChix

Take the pedal apart, clean out any dust and...

Take the pedal apart, clean out any dust and lint, then test.
07-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By WIChix

"Tensions aren't too bad, if you have the diagram...

"Tensions aren't too bad, if you have the diagram as how they go together. The 201 manual I have, has it broken out, along with instructions."
The assembly is fine. It's when one gets to the last...
07-09-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By WIChix

Wow! Love the new color!

Wow! Love the new color!
06-19-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By WIChix

Yes, a Singer 201 uses class 66 bobbins. They...

Yes, a Singer 201 uses class 66 bobbins. They seem to prefer metal over plastic. Do you have a manual?

Scroll down the page for the link to the 201 manual....
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