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01-10-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By Mickey2

Belt is generally no problem, you adjust the size...

Belt is generally no problem, you adjust the size and clip it together youself. There are two sizes as far as I know, and most domestic machines take the more narrow type. They come in different...
01-09-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By Mickey2

I know the 19E and 21A were extra strong models,...

I know the 19E and 21A were extra strong models, and many of the 1950s models were made to take thicker thread than later on. They were made to handle the same as the cast iron machines, before...
01-09-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Mickey2

The Artista is very fancy, all kinds of stitches...

The Artista is very fancy, all kinds of stitches and buttonholes. It has a wider zigzag and I don't known a fraction of the software options on it; emboridery and all. I think you are right about...
01-09-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Mickey2

Oh sorry, I managed to mix this up with another...

Oh sorry, I managed to mix this up with another post. The 731 should be very close to my 730, two drivebelts, for the motor and a timing belt. The occilating hook is nice, very even zigzaging on...
01-09-2021, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Mickey2

There is a plastic gear in connection with the...

There is a plastic gear in connection with the cam stack, the only thing you can do is check it. Lift the top up, move the stitch length lever to one of the stitch patterns, turn the hand wheel by...
01-06-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By Mickey2

It might not be clear from my post, but my...

It might not be clear from my post, but my Supermatic freearm takes GŁtermann top stitch thread too and sews through anything that fits under the presser foot. That is why I think the 19 and 21 can...
01-06-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By Mickey2

Some of the old machines was made to take larger...

Some of the old machines was made to take larger needle size than #18, the limit of most modern sewing machines. I have found Schmetz in 19, and Chinese made needles can be found in upto size #22....
01-03-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,260
Posted By Mickey2

As far as I know, Husqvarnas first freearm model...

As far as I know, Husqvarnas first freearm model was a zigzagger suspiciously close to the early Bernina 125. Both introduced shortly after WWII, the only obvious difference appart from the logo, is...
12-19-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mickey2

You should be able to sort out the button...

You should be able to sort out the button controller, they are better than their repuation. Either way, a new controller is a very good way to get something to compare with. Replacement controllers...
12-16-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Mickey2

You can get the equivalent GŁtermann thread in...

You can get the equivalent GŁtermann thread in larger cones as in the smaller spools. I can't remember now, but the sew-all and I think the top-stitch are under a different name when they come in...
12-13-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mickey2

It likely will pay off to keep up a daily oiling...

It likely will pay off to keep up a daily oiling application for a while, test sew, poke around a bit, move levers and knobs. It will eventually get to the source of the problem. When I take out a...
12-13-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,036
Posted By Mickey2

I have had similar experience. I it once took me...

I have had similar experience. I it once took me 4 days to free up a sluggish 201; to start with it was pretty clean, very dry and hardly any dried up oil residue. Still something made it sluggins,...
12-07-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By Mickey2

I think the first Singer model with a potted...

I think the first Singer model with a potted motor was the 101. I guess worm gears add a bit to the mechanical, so they are not all direct drive. The belt driven models are good too, I have a belt...
12-01-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By Mickey2

No oil on the Bernina paint. Elna used a very...

No oil on the Bernina paint. Elna used a very similar type of paint on their machines too. It is rather delicate and different than the vintage Singers (both the shellac and the later tan enamel...
11-28-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,506
Posted By Mickey2

Rewiring a kneelever machine isn't that much...

Rewiring a kneelever machine isn't that much different from one with a foot pedal, but you need to follow the wiring diagram carefully as with any setup. If the kneelever turns up, I would go for a...
11-12-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Mickey2

Hard to tell, it's a messy area to sort out, but...

Hard to tell, it's a messy area to sort out, but you have red herring in Davis models if you care to search for info. I assume you mean Minnesota A, and it was a brand Sears used on machines made by...
11-12-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Mickey2

There isn't a comprehensive list of serial...

There isn't a comprehensive list of serial numbers for Jones machines like there is for Singer. You have to go about it differently; identify model, type of machine, and maybe you can track down year...
11-03-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Mickey2

I have an aluminium replacement wheel with...

I have an aluminium replacement wheel with O-rings. It can slip on the first test stiches, especially if the machine has been unused for some time. The grip is fine after a bit of test sewing at high...
11-02-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,800
Posted By Mickey2

If I am allowed to be very fuzzy, you can twist...

If I am allowed to be very fuzzy, you can twist the copper wire around a pencil, make a loop, then solder it. It looks neat, but I think your approach is acceptable. Don't take my criticism too...
10-31-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,800
Posted By Mickey2

How are you doing? The wick looks pretty good in...

How are you doing? The wick looks pretty good in the picture, but if you want a new replacement, it can be done. I think the old one was wool felt, I'm not entirely sure.

I haven't had much...
10-29-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Mickey2

I would start by double checking the threading,...

I would start by double checking the threading, even tripple check. Track down a pdf manual on the web if you don't have it. I would then check the needle position, if it's in the correct way. Your...
10-26-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,800
Posted By Mickey2

You don't need to fully disasseble anything on...

You don't need to fully disasseble anything on this machine, maybe in exceptional cases with lots of rust and grime. Your machine doesn't look too bad at all. Slide the bobbin cover completely off,...
10-24-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Mickey2

Nice to hear you sorted it out. It's relatively...

Nice to hear you sorted it out. It's relatively common for a machine to have the bobbin tension out of place, even the need to have it appart, clean and get it back in correct order. I have had...
10-20-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,963
Posted By Mickey2

There is quite a bit of help to find on rewiring,...

There is quite a bit of help to find on rewiring, diagrams, detailed tutorials. A 66 might have slightly different plugs, depending on year of production, but the most common is a three pin plug. You...
10-19-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mickey2

Sorry, for some reason I jumped to the conclusion...

Sorry, for some reason I jumped to the conclusion it was about a 301, and I can't correct it by now, but the groups.io is still a good place to find advanced technical advice, and I personally still...
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