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Free Westinghouse Type E Golden Machine ...Questions

Free Westinghouse Type E Golden Machine ...Questions

Old 05-15-2012, 02:43 PM
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Hello, Some nice person donated this machine for a mission project. The motor runs, it is in great shape. I do not have a manual and am not sure how to thread it. My first test sew (guessing on threading) was not promising. Before i go any further, does anyone have information on this machine. I am very interested in diagrams of the tension adjuster.

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:00 PM
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Hello, Some nice person donated this machine for a mission project. The motor runs, it is in great shape. I do not have a manual and am not sure how to thread it. My first test sew (guessing on threading) was not promising. Before i go any further, does anyone have information on this machine. I am very interested in diagrams of the tension adjuster.

Thanks,

Bonnie
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:18 AM
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I'm thinking those need special needles and the hand wheel turns away from you
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:38 PM
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These need a short needle, called a CC or a Boye 2 1/2 or a 38Y1, or a 40F1.
It does not use a 206x13 which will eventually damage the bobbincase and affect the tension. The 38Y1 has a different timing length than the 206x13. There are many places on the internet that will say to use the 206, please don't.

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Bonnie,I just acquire the same machine and have all the paper work on it and the book
I realize these post are from 2012 but was hoping to get a copy of the manual and book for the free-westinghouse type E. I've spent 2 days now trying 2 find anything useful about this machine with very little luck. I'm chomping at the bit to start using it but I know if I do so without reading up on it i will undoubtedly tear it up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
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Welcome, Aj1982. I'm wondering if the manual found at https://www.manualslib.com/manual/96...-Home-Nlb.html would help. It looks like it might be very similar.

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I have had a handful of these machines with the "New Home" rotary system, and the cast iron ones have all sewn beautiful stitches, smooth running also (I have an aluminum body poor man's FW version, noisy and not so smooth). Needles are hard to find, Boye 2 1/2 or CC1221, and bobbins are even harder; hopefully you have some of each.

If your machine looks like the one pictured in the manual Janey linked to, then it should get you started.
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Thank you, Joe, for the reminder about the correct needles.

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Thank you all so very much. That was the correct manual for my exact machine. I'm so super excited to start sewing with it. Again thank you all oh so very very much.
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