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Thread: Free Westinghouse

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    Free Westinghouse

    My husband is helping with my addiction to older machines. This is my new one he got today! Does anyone know where I can get the manual and maybe some extra bobbins for this? Any help is appreciated. Not sure when she was made. Serial # is ALB646181.
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    LOL, I just sent my DH to an antique shop in another state where he is on business to look at sewing machines. He found a gorgeous Free Westinghouse in a cabinet. I named her Hadley, look for my post below yours~I have pictures!! Cant wait to see yours!!!

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    Here is Cindys new Free Westinghouse, have to say I love the color.

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    She's a beauty!

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    I love your new machine! I don't think I have ever seen one this color.

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    Is that one full size or 3/4 size?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Love it, lucky you!

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    Aw, she's cute! Have fun with her.

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    She is a golden goddess... enjoy, enjoy!!!!!!
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    She is a beauty!
    Have you named her yet? I suggest Ms Midas, for King Midas's gold touch!
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    I had an aunt named Goldie Coin - she was a real character - I can share....
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    She is a beauty! Tell your DH he did good!

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    New Westinghouse

    I have an old New Home and it looks just like your machine.

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    they seem to have badged a lot of stuff haven't they
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    you are invited to post a picture on here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html or just look on here for manuals and other cool info and just for fun: http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...r-t169127.html
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I just saw one on CL http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2862176575.html
    I think it has been there a while and now more reasonable price.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    What a great suggestion!!


    Quote Originally Posted by BarbaraSue View Post
    She is a beauty!
    Have you named her yet? I suggest Ms Midas, for King Midas's gold touch!

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    Hello,

    I just got one of these gold machines today. I am working on getting them ready for a mission project. It came in a cabinet. The serial number is alb274826. I am interesting in any information you could share (source of spare parts, manuals etc). It is in great shape and needs little work, just some light cleaning. I have not done a test sew yet.
    Thanks,

    Bonnie

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    Ok These are NOT a clone or a 15 at all. The balance wheel on mine turns the opposite way of other machines. It is threaded different and has a different bobbin. I have some that are very light weight and one that is a godzilla.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    My neighbor will give me their Free Westinghouse if I restore it. It is similar to this. Would I be able to get bobbins for this? I don't want to rip it apart and fix it up if I can't get a bobbin for it.
    Linda

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    I have a manual for a Free Westinghouse that i got with an ELGIN ROTARY sewing machine in a cabnit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lswan View Post
    My neighbor will give me their Free Westinghouse if I restore it. It is similar to this. Would I be able to get bobbins for this? I don't want to rip it apart and fix it up if I can't get a bobbin for it.
    Linda
    Why would you need to rip it apart? You might be able to find bobbins somewhere - they are an odd size.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Ditto. I love the color also.
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    If it takes the larger dia, but narrower bobbins than a class 15, in other words the Kenmore, White, National type, Sew-Classics has them.
    If it takes the long bobbins most likely they are the same as the Singer 27/28 and those are available many places.

    Joe

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    The machine has been sitting on a porch in a cabinet for years. It is full of dust and grime. I would need to clean and oil it. But if I can't get bobbins, how could I use it? There is one bobbin in the case. The machine is not gold, but looks the same as the one in the photo. I don't know where to look for bobbins. Thanks.
    Linda

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