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05-10-2021, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ZombieDad

Okay, you're going to have to seriously educate...

Okay, you're going to have to seriously educate me on the needles.

Flat shank sides, no idea what you mean in terms of which side. Do you mean how it fits into the machine?

The shank height...
05-10-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

Dumb question

I keep getting confused about what Singer model the Minnesota S is supposed to represent. I know people that can recognize models with a glance, I'm just not there yet.

Scott
05-10-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

I've been slowly taking the Minnie apart,...

I've been slowly taking the Minnie apart, de-rusting and polishing, and found that it does have a Davis shuttle and long needle! I'll try to find a few more of each.

Scott
05-10-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By ZombieDad

Looking carefully at the photo, you can make out...

Looking carefully at the photo, you can make out a large A at the "elbow". I'm currently getting a model S back up to speed. While these are beautiful machines, they often do not command the prices a...
05-01-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

Finally got it off with doing what you said along...

Finally got it off with doing what you said along with plenty of oil. The one hole feels like it needs to be re-tapped.

Gave it a thorough cleaning last night using Goop original hand cleaner...
04-30-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

Started cleaning up the Minnesota S and I have a...

Started cleaning up the Minnesota S and I have a few questions.

1. Odd little felt pad or plug under the front slide plate. Used to oil places underneath?

2. I'm guessing that the iron piece...
04-27-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ZombieDad

Thanks for all the input everyone! I'll modify...

Thanks for all the input everyone! I'll modify the spreadsheet and give you a screenshot when I'm done.

While I do not have any experience with newer electric machines, a lot of the input can...
04-26-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By ZombieDad

Sewing Machine Spreadsheet

I'm working on a sewing machine spreadsheet so I can keep track of all the little details of each machine. I'll share a blank copy of the spreadsheet if there's any interest.

Here's what I have so...
04-22-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

I'll be sure to look into the Howard products. ...

I'll be sure to look into the Howard products.

Meanwhile,
I scored another Red Eye for a very good price. Seller says he has a treadle in rough shape so I may be able to use it for the Minnesota...
04-18-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

This is incredibly awesome and kind of you. I...

This is incredibly awesome and kind of you. I spent part of the day taking the cabinet apart (couldn't salvage much beyond the top and some of the hardware). I've yet to dig into the machine itself,...
04-14-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

And such a shame that it has! The cabinet has a...

And such a shame that it has! The cabinet has a beautiful fiddle shape, complete with curved drawers and an applique on the center drawer. I could potentially wait for another Sears cabinet to come...
04-14-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

The top of the cabinet is completely salvageable....

The top of the cabinet is completely salvageable. The drawers are bent wood to match the curve of the cabinet and well above my talents in woodworking.

It may not show up well on the photo, but...
04-13-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

And hello from New Jersey! Since yours is the...

And hello from New Jersey! Since yours is the smallest message, I'll try to add pictures to this reply.

The machine is beautiful. I wish I could say the same for the cabinet and treadle.
04-13-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

I sincerely love the idea of quilting, I have...

I sincerely love the idea of quilting, I have family deep in the trenches of quilt making, but I can barely sew by hand, much less by machine. So I'll stick with fixing up machines instead.

Scott
04-13-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

Thanks, Joe! From what I gathered off ISMACS,...

Thanks, Joe! From what I gathered off ISMACS, mine was built by Davis between 1910-1912 (IIRC). It looks so much like a Singer (minus the weight) that I had to ask.

Scott
04-12-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By ZombieDad

New (to me) Minnesota S

Hi all!

I'm new here but just picked up a very nice Minnesota model S treadle machine. It has its share of problems (broken casting, cabinet drawers are pretty beat) but free always has a nice...
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