Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums >
  • Main
  • For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
  • German Vintage Machines and Their Ingenious Features >
  • German Vintage Machines and Their Ingenious Features

  • German Vintage Machines and Their Ingenious Features

    Old 06-10-2012, 05:13 AM
      #21  
    Power Poster
     
    Join Date: Mar 2011
    Location: Somewhere
    Posts: 15,506
    Default

    I saw a machine like that at Ray White's class - the shuttle goes back and forth - it doesn't swing - very interesting. I would like to see that one on video Muv.
    miriam is offline  
    Old 06-10-2012, 07:24 AM
      #22  
    Muv
    Senior Member
    Thread Starter
     
    Muv's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: England
    Posts: 822
    Default

    It is on video Miriam - How the Thread a Little Vesta!

    It's a wonderful economical shuttle action, but the only way you can watch it is to tip the machine back and then turn the handle so you can watch from the underneath. Because the slide plate controls the shuttle ejector mechanism you cannot run the machine with the slide plate open. All too clever for words.
    Muv is offline  
    Old 06-11-2012, 02:35 AM
      #23  
    Muv
    Senior Member
    Thread Starter
     
    Muv's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: England
    Posts: 822
    Default

    Today's picture is the bobbin winder, showing the plate that rests against the bobbin while it is being filled. Once the bobbin is full and pressing against the plate it operates the mechanism to disconnect the winder from the wheel. Singer did this with round bobbins, but not with long bobbins.

    I hope I'm not boring you all - I could go on for weeks like this. A bit like droning on about a new boyfriend where nobody else can see the attraction...
    Attached Thumbnails littlevesta-032.jpg  
    Muv is offline  
    Old 06-11-2012, 06:08 AM
      #24  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
    Posts: 3,992
    Default

    Not "droning on" at all Muv. I am finding the pictures interesting. Who knows, I might find a little German fraulein to to join my group.
    Caroline S is offline  
    Old 06-11-2012, 08:08 AM
      #25  
    Senior Member
     
    Bennett's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: North TX
    Posts: 764
    Default

    Except that here we all like to hear about those "boyfriends." Very neat to see the mechanisms up close and personal. I haven't seen any vintage German machines here in person, so you are sharing some interesting information and pictures.
    Bennett is offline  
    Old 06-11-2012, 09:04 AM
      #26  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts: 7,940
    Default

    Originally Posted by Charlee
    I so need one of the Vesta machines! That's just way cool!

    My only German made machine is the Köhler that I just got, and it's got the stop action screw/nut/knob/whatever...

    My A.G. Mason (now known to be made by White ) however, has a little lever that you pull out. I don't know if you want any American machines in this thread or not.
    My little A.G. Mason has that little pull out knob. It's really neat, but kind of a pain!! LOL
    jljack is offline  
    Old 06-11-2012, 09:24 AM
      #27  
    Super Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Location: North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts: 7,940
    Default

    I have a 1957 Adler machine that I have really not touched. It was my MIL's, and we got it right when we got married. It had been in storage for over 20 years, and not used at all. We had it serviced when we first got it, but it was still having issues, and at that time I was ignorant about machines. I'm going to give it a going over myself and hope it is useable. I'll put up pics of it later.
    jljack is offline  
    Old 06-12-2012, 01:41 PM
      #28  
    Muv
    Senior Member
    Thread Starter
     
    Muv's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: England
    Posts: 822
    Default

    Jljack - I hope you can fix your Adler, I'm looking forward to seeing it.

    Next machine up for inspection is the Frister and Rossmann transverse shuttle Model D, which is at post 84 in the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Photos thread. I'm quite attached to this machine because it was the first one that I cleaned up. I bought it from a family where the great grandmother had died aged 92 and nobody else knew how to work it. She had had plenty of use from it, and now I love it. It makes a very distinctive hum which reminds me of the London Underground.

    I hope Rain sees this, because this machine has no stop motion screw. It just has a metal tab that goes in and out of the notch. In the first photo it is disconnected, so ready for bobbin winding. The next two photos are just gratuitous glamour shots of the balance wheel. I also have a later Model D which has a smaller balance wheel and also has a stop motion screw, but I prefer this machine for lots of reasons...
    Attached Thumbnails f-r-016.jpg   f-r-017.jpg   f-r-019.jpg  
    Muv is offline  
    Old 06-12-2012, 03:18 PM
      #29  
    Senior Member
     
    Bennett's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: North TX
    Posts: 764
    Default

    Interesting. One of my White FR machines has a lever/tab like that for bobbin winding mode. It flips down and the wheel turns freely. Flip it back into the notch, and the needle bar is engaged again.
    Bennett is offline  
    Old 06-12-2012, 03:25 PM
      #30  
    Super Member
     
    Charlee's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Idaho
    Posts: 6,442
    Default

    that's what my AG Mason has too...
    Charlee is offline  
    Related Topics
    Thread
    Thread Starter
    Forum
    Replies
    Last Post
    Battle Axe
    General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
    8
    07-06-2018 05:36 AM
    miriam
    General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
    13
    11-24-2014 11:50 PM
    BuzzinBumble
    For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
    21
    06-12-2012 03:25 PM
    bearisgray
    Main
    38
    11-29-2011 05:04 AM

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off


    FREE Quilting Newsletter