I LOVE my white treadle....

Old 06-07-2015, 03:29 PM
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Default I LOVE my white treadle....

... and I just discovered why!
[ATTACH=CONFIG]521788[/ATTACH] The Lower wheel and upper pitman arm are Ball Bearing, the foot board pivot and lower arm are still plain bearing, but man what a sweety. got her cleaned and am painting it. thinking on making a flat butcher block laminate top and I have my eye on a classic black Pfaff 130 clone to set on here as my everyday machine.
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:27 PM
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Ooooh, that's nice! I don't think even Wheeler & Wilson went that far.

I wonder which would work better for it, machine oil or bearing grease?
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machine oil is probably "smoother and lighter" feeling, but I am OLD school, a tapered seat ball bearing is going to get grease. I have some very Light grade "moly" grease that I use for roller bearing in cold weather, same stuff I use on my bicycles...another application where you are supplying the power and do not want to add any more drag than you have to. also I will grease all of the "Pointy set screw" type bearings on the foot board with the same stuff.
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I still don't have any of my older Whites up and running but from what I've seen messing with them they made a very nice and high quality machine. In some ways I think Whites were superior to Singers from the same time period. Your bearings would help indicate that too. I think the pointy bearings you mentioned are called conical bearings. The nice thing about conical bearings though is they can be adjusted for wear.
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Originally Posted by Rodney
I still don't have any of my older Whites up and running but from what I've seen messing with them they made a very nice and high quality machine. In some ways I think Whites were superior to Singers from the same time period. Your bearings would help indicate that too. I think the pointy bearings you mentioned are called conical bearings. The nice thing about conical bearings though is they can be adjusted for wear.
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Really? Huh! I'll have to look up how to do that.
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