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Thread: I Am My Brother's Keeper

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    Patrice, one of my sisters is an antiques finder/collector, and her secret to the "stink" is lots of time, and lots of newspapers (she says the ink will absorb the smell) and I guess it works. I collect sewing machines, and like you say, they can sometimes smell bad (but I was mostly aware of the cabinets and carrying cases). One of the ladies mentioned outside in the sun and air for a few days and that might work, but I can't tell where you are located. It might be too cold or wet to leave it outside for any extended amount of time. Anyway, I agree with you about the Brother--I have one that looks a lot like it and I can remember it being a good sewer. Good luck, keep us posted.
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    You might try some bounce sheets in the carrying case or just sit on a porch that is enclosed so it is protected. What a beauty.

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    I LOVE these old Brother Machines. Have 3 or 4 of them. Real Workhorses, and pretty too! Have fun with her. Hope you can get the smell out without too much trouble. I've gotten some from Smokers, and Phewwww! But they do clean up alright.

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    i think the "tire" on the bobbin winder does not engage completely with the bigger wheel.
    does that description make sense at all?

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    I could swear they changed the size of the replacement tires to a tad small. Yes you are making sense. I don't know if sew-classic or one of the other on line places would have bigger tires or not.
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    PatriceJ,

    Sew-Classic has several sizes of bobbin winding tires. And most bobbin winders are adjustable. Each size Sew-Classic sells has a size diagram with it. So work your old one off and measure it, then compare those measurements to what S-C has and you'll be in business.

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    i will have to work up the courage to take it off.
    i have a tendency to make things worse when i start taking things apart.
    that's why i took it to the shop. LOL

    if it has a keyboard, i can usually bully it into submission.
    otherwise ... not so much. LOL

    i don't suppose anybody can point me toward a source for the correct foot pedal?
    case?
    neither is crictical.
    just "nice-to-have".

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    Try sew-classic - she has lots of goodies.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    It looks a lot like (except the color) the Brother that my MIL gave me right after we were married (1969). I have had several machines since then, but keep it out at the lake and sew with it in the summer. It also does a great stitch and weighs a ton. It didn't come with an instruction booklet or a case, which was frustrating to me as a fairly young sewer. I gave it to my mom for awhile, and then when she died, I took it back (much to the disappointment of my niece). I just explained that it was a gift that meant a lot to me, as DH's mother died a couple years after we married.

    Enjoy it!

    Donna

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