Anybody sew on a two spool?

Old 08-20-2019, 11:47 PM
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Holy moly Leon that National looks like it has a huge harp space! What are the measurements on that baby?
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:04 AM
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On my "new to me" 2 spool - I'm having trouble keeping the bobbin area cover to stay in place. Is there a trick to inserting it?
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:20 AM
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My friend was given one that uses a spool of thread in the bobbin and she sent me pictures of it. It looks like it has never been used. The decals are pristine. She helped a friend clean out her grandmother's house and the machine was in the attic sewing room. She is trying to find a museum or old estate house to take it. She said MSQC seems interested for the new sewing museum opening there.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:18 AM
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Or might try the VSM Muserum in Tulsa. W.K. Binger runs it on Peoria St.
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Harp space isn't huge. About the size of other full sized machine. I'll take a glance at the slide.
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:23 PM
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Old 09-03-2019, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
On my "new to me" 2 spool - I'm having trouble keeping the bobbin area cover to stay in place. Is there a trick to inserting it?
Welcome, Mary.

I don't have a "2 spool" but have seen an Eldredge manual. I think that I have a Montgomery Wards machine that has a similar "bobbin cover." I think that it lifts up and pivots from front to back. It has a spring loaded something like nut and bolt so that it can lift up and swivel out. Perhaps yours is missing or the spring is sprung?

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On my "new to me" 2 spool - I'm having trouble keeping the bobbin area cover to stay in place. Is there a trick to inserting it?
The bobbin cover slides in groves like a vibrating shuttle front and rear sliding plates. The Two Spool plate slides left to right.
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Old 11-17-2021, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by themadpatter View Post
The idea of having a spool instead of a bobbin just fascinates me. I mean, its soooo logical!! So I want to hear about your experience of sewing on one, please.
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I just obtained a Eldredge Two Spool treadle over this past summer. I finally took it in to the Amish repair shop to get checked out as i couldnt get the machine to sew correctly. The owner wanted to buy it from me. I cant wait to get it back. I would post a pic of mine but I canít figure out how.
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