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01-25-2022, 06:29 PM
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Posted By JoeJr

There are at least two possible solutions: ...

There are at least two possible solutions:

1. Use a tractor, or steering wheel, knob, as in the first picture. The knob in the picture came from ebay and these are not for sewing machines, but...
01-16-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By JoeJr

Check ...

Check

http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php?title=New_Home_Sewing_Machine_Company

There's a little information on the Automatic Chain Stitch machine.
01-16-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By JoeJr

I didn't read the thread you're referencing, but...

I didn't read the thread you're referencing, but I think for a lot of "vintage" machine people the problem with later Touch&Sews, meaning those with the plastic/rubber gears, is working on them, i.e....
01-13-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By JoeJr

This may be a long shot, but in a local thrift...

This may be a long shot, but in a local thrift store there was a machine badged "Standard", leaf tension, but a rotary machine as opposed to a vibrating shuttle. It was a "treadle only" machine, and...
01-11-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By JoeJr

It will be tough to help without a picture, here...

It will be tough to help without a picture, here are Ourworkbench's AKA Janey instructions on posting pictures.

We like pictures. In order to post pictures on Quilting Board, you will probably...
12-26-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JoeJr

I have a very difficult time manipulating these...

I have a very difficult time manipulating these tiny parts. A small magnetized screwdriver might be helpful.
12-24-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JoeJr

Here's a picture of the thread guide in place,...

Here's a picture of the thread guide in place, the small screw goes through the loop on the guide and then into the hole on the needle bar housing.
12-17-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By JoeJr

I've seen one similar in the STL craigslist, for...

I've seen one similar in the STL craigslist, for about the same price too. It's a really neat looking piece of furniture! Thanks for posting.
11-30-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,492
Posted By JoeJr

I have this same machine and posted about it on...

I have this same machine and posted about it on another thread. After having the "exoskeleton" off the machine all I could think of was the movie "The Terminator", which is what the machine will be...
11-26-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,980
Posted By JoeJr

Have you checked under the face plate to see if...

Have you checked under the face plate to see if anything is amiss there? Might be a long shot but I would look.

I would want to be as certain as I could be that it was a mechanical problem and...
11-22-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,980
Posted By JoeJr

I would 1. check the the bobbin area to make sure...

I would 1. check the the bobbin area to make sure nothing is jamming it up, 2. remove the covers from the gears on the underside of the machine and make sure nothing is jamming those up.
...
11-18-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JoeJr

I've been thinking and I'm not positive I used a...

I've been thinking and I'm not positive I used a paper clip on that 127. I know I've done it on 2-3 machines but I just can't remember anymore, there have been too many machines to keep them all...
11-18-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JoeJr

Here's what I'm talking about on the hand wheel,...

Here's what I'm talking about on the hand wheel, the inside is what I clean, with the sandpaper grit in the picture. Six hundred grit sandpaper is very, very fine. I clean the shaft with the same...
11-17-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By JoeJr

Unless the 206 allows you to drop the feed dogs...

Unless the 206 allows you to drop the feed dogs such that they don't come up at all, you will need a plate that attaches to the machine base via a thumb screw to cover the feed dogs.

Most vintage...
11-17-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By JoeJr

I remove the hand wheel completely and use a...

I remove the hand wheel completely and use a polishing grit sandpaper on the inside of the hub and on the shaft onto which the hand wheel hub slides. This removes grit and grime. Put a drop of oil...
11-08-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By JoeJr

This is the other chart I found helpful ...

This is the other chart I found helpful

http://needlebar.org/main/15chart/index.html
11-08-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By JoeJr

Welcome to the Quiltingboard! The K indicates...

Welcome to the Quiltingboard!
The K indicates it was made in Kilbowie, Scotland which I don't think precludes it from being a 15-91.
here's some additional information:
...
11-08-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By JoeJr

Industrial?? I gotta get rid of these needles...

Industrial?? I gotta get rid of these needles right away, or I'll be trying to bring home a machine to match them!

The question for me is, who's the wise guy who snuck industrial needles in with a...
11-08-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By JoeJr

What are these needles?

I've been cleaning up accessories and miscellany in the recent acquisitions and found one of these needles, by itself, and thought, "Wow, someone really slammed this needle into something."
Then I...
11-03-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By JoeJr

I just dug out the parts, there is a screw on the...

I just dug out the parts, there is a screw on the back side of the black cover over the controller, if you can get to that without taking off the whole thing the black cover slides down over the...
11-03-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By JoeJr

I just took one of those out of a table, the...

I just took one of those out of a table, the actual controller was attached to a large plate, along with the knee lever. I took out the whole plate, lever, etc.

i know at least the black cover...
11-03-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By JoeJr

I have a small inverter which runs off the 18v...

I have a small inverter which runs off the 18v battery from my power tool system, it's very handy for testing machines as I figure if I wreck the inverter I'm better off than wrecking the entire...
11-03-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By JoeJr

I just used a Mr Clean Magic Eraser on the case...

I just used a Mr Clean Magic Eraser on the case for the 185 in this lot of machines, and on the 185 itself (although it didn't need much). I also used one recently on a vinyl case for a Kenmore...
11-01-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,645
Posted By JoeJr

I've used it on bobbin winder and belt guard...

I've used it on bobbin winder and belt guard assemblies for several 66s, worked OK, so I felt comfortable using it on an entire machine. Test it first on something you don't care about.
11-01-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By JoeJr

I agree with you, after looking at needlebar.org,...

I agree with you, after looking at needlebar.org, that it appears to be a National Improved Seamstress. I can't help you find a manual, but if you post a picture of the front/nose of the machine we...
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