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08-10-2020, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Seb58

Nice machines Chaz! I've developped a fondness...

Nice machines Chaz! I've developped a fondness for the 99s, I have a 99K1 from 1913 with a hand-crank and I love it! It is so peaceful to work with!
05-18-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,354
Posted By Seb58

I may be a bit late to the party... lol If you're...

I may be a bit late to the party... lol If you're scared of disassembling the tension unit you can always try running a bit of steel wool dipped in brasso (or any metal cleaning product) between the...
05-18-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Seb58

When I had to buy a tap in metal spool pin, I...

When I had to buy a tap in metal spool pin, I resorted to a UK Ebay seller -I am from France too. However Glasman seems to carry one https://www.glasman.fr/a10720/tige-porte-bobine.html -not...
05-06-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Seb58

Stunning machine!!

Stunning machine!!
05-06-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By Seb58

Needle plates, front inspection plates, shuttles,...

Needle plates, front inspection plates, shuttles, balance wheels, bobbin winders are interchangeable between 127 and 128 machines. Yet slide plates and faceplates are not. If that can help you source...
05-02-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Seb58

Sorry for misinforming you... I didn't get the...

Sorry for misinforming you... I didn't get the "screw" part, I thought you meant screw as in "with a clamp screw"
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*sitting quietly in a...
05-02-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Seb58

I think they would fit. I have used feet made for...

I think they would fit. I have used feet made for vintage German machines on my Singers with no difficulty... The only issue I can think of would be the width of the feed-dogs, say they are too wide...
05-01-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By Seb58

Unfortunately, that is only too true

Unfortunately, that is only too true
05-01-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By Seb58

I guess flying to Kansas and back to get a sweet...

I guess flying to Kansas and back to get a sweet Featherweight doesn't qualify as "travelling to purchase essential supplies" during lockdown https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/wink.png
05-01-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Seb58

I am in Europe so I cannot say about value in...

I am in Europe so I cannot say about value in America. I don't think they are very collectable.
05-01-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,395
Posted By Seb58

This is a badged German machine: it was...

This is a badged German machine: it was manufactured by Biesolt & Locke in Meissen, Germany.
German machines were often given "commercial" names when sold abroad, especially after World War I when a...
04-25-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Seb58

My pleasure Janey... I don't have a 66 yet -worst...

My pleasure Janey... I don't have a 66 yet -worst luck- but I keep the link in case I have to change the presser bar on any of my existing machines... .. I don't own a 27, only 28s and one 128, they...
04-25-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,577
Posted By Seb58

You may also want to check the state of the...

You may also want to check the state of the veneer on the top flap of the table... those often get rings from house plants...
04-25-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Seb58

On her website, Helen Howes has a tutorial on how...

On her website, Helen Howes has a tutorial on how to convert a back clamp 66 into a side clamp 66 and it includes the setting of the presser bar. Unless I'm very wrong, the setting of the pressr bar...
04-05-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Seb58

The cause for a machine running on its own may be...

The cause for a machine running on its own may be that an old capacitor has burst in the foot controller which creates the short... Happened to me a couple of times...
As a rule, when I get a "new"...
04-05-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By Seb58

Call me crazy but on the picture, it looks like...

Call me crazy but on the picture, it looks like the snap-on foot hole might be a tad too small... Do such incidents occur with the original zigzag foot too?
01-21-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,482
Posted By Seb58

Odd as it may seem, I tend to prefer the...

Odd as it may seem, I tend to prefer the un-numbered tension dials: on both my Featherweight and my new-to-me 401G, I have to use a dreadfully low or high tension number to achieve a perfect stitch...
12-25-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By Seb58

Very nice and dashing mid-century sewing machine....

Very nice and dashing mid-century sewing machine. New Home is probably just a badge on a Japanese-made Sewing Machine -there are experts here who will tell you more- but these are sturdy and easy to...
12-13-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,055
Posted By Seb58

Featherwights are darling little machines. They...

Featherwights are darling little machines. They are not the best of Vintage Singers but their cuteness and portability make up for their whimsicality -they are not nicknamed "Princess of Singer" for...
12-01-2019, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Seb58

You're welcome. fingers crossed for the auction

You're welcome. fingers crossed for the auction
11-29-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Seb58

I even found a cheap Bernina / low shank adapter...

I even found a cheap Bernina / low shank adapter online. It may be the cheap solution because Bernina feet can turn out to be very expensive!
11-28-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Seb58

I guess so... My 201 came in a the same case my...

I guess so... My 201 came in a the same case my 15B came in, it now fits in a Singer cabinet where an early 15k was... Singer made their machine bed sizes standard as far as I could observe. Of...
11-28-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Seb58

I have a Bernina 730 Record -which incidentally I...

I have a Bernina 730 Record -which incidentally I am planning to give to my mum for Christmas since she fell in love with it when she tried it this summer when visiting me. Mine dates from the early...
11-23-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By Seb58

Ah ah I understand the feeling.... At first I was...

Ah ah I understand the feeling.... At first I was feeling guilty to use my 2 machines as parts but then I thought that they would continue their lives bringing other machines back to life and if it...
11-22-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By Seb58

Beware of the cheap led bulbs from China. I...

Beware of the cheap led bulbs from China. I bought one for my Featherweight and it worked for a minute and a half before getting some loose contact or something.
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