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11-22-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By JoeJr

I would find a neighbor or family member with...

I would find a neighbor or family member with some woodworking skills, but it's not really that hard depending on how you want the case to look. Attached are a couple I've made, once I had the pieces...
11-18-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By JoeJr

I picked up my White 764 about a month ago, and...

I picked up my White 764 about a month ago, and finally made my way to working on it. It took some heat and oil, no surprise, to get things moving, and the reverse mechanism really gave me some fits,...
11-17-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By JoeJr

First, let me say how impressive it is that you...

First, let me say how impressive it is that you took apart, and put back together!!! a 401. Next level stuff and way beyond where I am.

As to the screw, it would appear it sets in a recess and...
11-11-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By JoeJr

They are treadle operated vibrating shuttle...

They are treadle operated vibrating shuttle machines with leaf tensioning (I know, not very helpful)....other than that I am going to guess they were manufactured by White, Davis, National, etc. in...
11-11-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By JoeJr

Here's a picture. I'm pretty sure it requires a...

Here's a picture. I'm pretty sure it requires a cam, it's pretty clean inside and everything seems to be moving well.

I guess this may end up being a straight stitch machine.
11-11-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By JoeJr

Kenmore 158.15160 zig zag problem

I received a Kenmore 158.15160 Model 1516, a basic zig zig machine. It also takes cams for different patterns. It seemed to clean up OK but when I tested the zig zag all it did was move the needle...
11-10-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,030
Posted By JoeJr

" I also need the neat little rubber stopper (or...

" I also need the neat little rubber stopper (or something) that sits in the hole in the pedal where the wire comes out...it fell off as chunks of dried electrical tape from the last repair."
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11-05-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By JoeJr

Singer 128-23

Recently I made a road trip up north to pick up some machines, I mean see my sister who happened to pick up machines for me. Among them was this 128. It cleaned up nicely and sews a great stitch. The...
11-04-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By JoeJr

Here's a post about a 115 ...

Here's a post about a 115

https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/singer-model-115-tiffany-gingerbread-decals-t295862.html

maybe that will help determine the...
10-23-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By JoeJr

There should not be any resistance when cycling...

There should not be any resistance when cycling the machine. Keep oiling, any moving metal on metal, and not just the oil points in the manual. You might have to do this multiple times and let the...
10-21-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By JoeJr

I found mine on ebay, the seller was mrghent ...

I found mine on ebay, the seller was mrghent

https://www.ebay.com/usr/mrghent?ul_noapp=true

And I emailed the pictures of the shuttle from this post
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10-18-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By JoeJr

Spartan 192 Instruction Sheet

I have an instruction sheet for a Spartan 192 free to a good home. It's not in the greatest shape, but if you are interested message me your mailing information and I will put it in an envelope to...
10-13-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By JoeJr

I have used silicone from a spray can to try to...

I have used silicone from a spray can to try to keep rubber hoses and similar things soft, seems to help. You could try that on a piece, or I think something like Armor All might have a product that...
10-13-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By JoeJr

Looks as though you'll need a bobbin tire too,...

Looks as though you'll need a bobbin tire too, for the bobbin winder.
10-13-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By JoeJr

When you say you are wanting to try one out, do...

When you say you are wanting to try one out, do you mean any vintage machine? Or a treadle? This really turns on the condition and the model of the machine. Also, are all the parts there. If it's...
10-13-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By JoeJr

I met a local sewing machine friend who said her...

I met a local sewing machine friend who said her 301 is her "daily driver" and her $3000 machine sits mostly unused. I don't own one...yet.
10-13-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By JoeJr

I'm guessing you want it to look something like...

I'm guessing you want it to look something like the one in the picture. You will need two things: 1. a spoked hand wheel, 2. a hand crank. You will want to decide if you want to try to get original...
10-12-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By JoeJr

You may be out of luck finding a manual for this...

You may be out of luck finding a manual for this machine. I had to learn how to use it by trial and error.
10-12-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By JoeJr

The serial number on mine is under the front...

The serial number on mine is under the front slide plate. Here are pictures of the thread path, I hope you can see the red thread. I threaded the needle from L to R, and the hand wheel turns towards...
10-12-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By JoeJr

Here I am, and I still have my National as in the...

Here I am, and I still have my National as in the link Janey provided. Tell me what you need to know, it's not too complicated of a machine. I hope you have a shuttle, but if you don't I can get...
10-09-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By JoeJr

I just disassembled and reassembled the tension...

I just disassembled and reassembled the tension assembly on a 15-90, and the finger on the stop washer was in opposite as indicated on the manual, before reassembly, and the dial would only turn from...
10-08-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By JoeJr

Thanks for the presser feet links, very...

Thanks for the presser feet links, very interesting stuff. The presser bar spring on this machine was actually under pressure all the time, even with the screw all the way up. Fortunately I had...
10-08-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By JoeJr

Janey posted a link for a manual for a Singer 15....

Janey posted a link for a manual for a Singer 15. The thread path is on page 17 of the PDF document and page number 15 of the manual itself. Yours does not appear to be threaded correctly.
10-07-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By JoeJr

I took it all apart again, including the bobbin...

I took it all apart again, including the bobbin case which had old thread under the tension leaf and the upper tension assembly, tried a bobbin case from a different 15, cotton swabs, oil,...
10-07-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By JoeJr

I will remove all the bobbin components and do a...

I will remove all the bobbin components and do a better job cleaning, and check the needle bar as Mickey suggests. The machine was in pretty rough shape to begin with, as evidenced by having almost...
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