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Thread: ISO Parts - Brunswick VS Sewing Machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    And I have a partial set that is 9/16" - it has the binder and hemmers, a narrow hemmer, a quilting foot, quilting guides, a shirring/edgestitcher plate and an underbraider.
    They look great Poly! Do you sell parts? How would I determine which size would work for my machine?
    You see the picture where she has the measurement on the shank part of the foot. You measure your foot and that would tell you what size you need for the parts. I checked at our used store today and didn't find anything, sorry. Norene

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norene B
    Quote Originally Posted by susanwilley
    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot
    And I have a partial set that is 9/16" - it has the binder and hemmers, a narrow hemmer, a quilting foot, quilting guides, a shirring/edgestitcher plate and an underbraider.
    They look great Poly! Do you sell parts? How would I determine which size would work for my machine?
    You see the picture where she has the measurement on the shank part of the foot. You measure your foot and that would tell you what size you need for the parts. I checked at our used store today and didn't find anything, sorry. Norene
    Don't be sorry Norene! You have helped me tremendously already! Thanks for the measurement tip! I'll check that out today!

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    This thread is amazing! I've been trying to find info and pics for my Alvah. Other than decorations, it is a match to this. It's in much rougher shape finish wise but seems to be complete except for the shuttle (can it use the Boye #13?), bobbins, and belt. Suggestions for shuttle, needle and bobbin references? I have no manual.

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    I have one Boye#14 new needle in the case, if you want it. Boye says to sell shuttle #22 if the #13 is too short. I have a new original 22 if that will help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan
    This thread is amazing! I've been trying to find info and pics for my Alvah. Other than decorations, it is a match to this. It's in much rougher shape finish wise but seems to be complete except for the shuttle (can it use the Boye #13?), bobbins, and belt. Suggestions for shuttle, needle and bobbin references? I have no manual.
    According to Boye chart, Alvah takes a #13 shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan
    This thread is amazing! I've been trying to find info and pics for my Alvah. Other than decorations, it is a match to this. It's in much rougher shape finish wise but seems to be complete except for the shuttle (can it use the Boye #13?), bobbins, and belt. Suggestions for shuttle, needle and bobbin references? I have no manual.
    According to Boye chart, Alvah takes a #13 shuttle and 14 needles.

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    I'd love it. I'll send you a PM in a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    Quote Originally Posted by redbugsullivan
    This thread is amazing! I've been trying to find info and pics for my Alvah. Other than decorations, it is a match to this. It's in much rougher shape finish wise but seems to be complete except for the shuttle (can it use the Boye #13?), bobbins, and belt. Suggestions for shuttle, needle and bobbin references? I have no manual.
    According to Boye chart, Alvah takes a #13 shuttle and 14 needles.
    Thanks to you, I now have a the parts and my Alvah is up and running. You folks are a blessing for sure!!

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    I just bought the exact machine you have (Brunswick treadle), but my cabinet is missing the drawers on the side. I have all the accesories and the manual. I couldn't find a serial number on it, I wish I knew when it was made, just so I would know. No publishing date on the manual, and not as much info on Brunswick as Singer, but it's a good little machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzaaboo
    I just bought the exact machine you have (Brunswick treadle), but my cabinet is missing the drawers on the side. I have all the accesories and the manual. I couldn't find a serial number on it, I wish I knew when it was made, just so I would know. No publishing date on the manual, and not as much info on Brunswick as Singer, but it's a good little machine
    My machine has a serial number underneath the slide at the front. Mine looks just like physically but is badged as an Alvah. You are right. It IS a good little machine. We've done some research and narrowed the dates to between 1892-96. I'd love to find more info too!

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    Thanks, I didn't think to look at a removable part, since they can be replaced. Wow, over a hundred years old, that's really cool. I'll check for the number when I get home-thanks again!

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    Wow! Very sweet machine you have there. My pic is my "before". It will never look as good as yours. It sat in the damp for far too long. I need to take some good "after" shots.

    Now I need to clarify. The serial number is stamped on the machine but you must completely remove the front shuttle plate in order to see it. Sliding it back just isn't far enough. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzaaboo
    Thanks, I didn't think to look at a removable part, since they can be replaced. Wow, over a hundred years old, that's really cool. I'll check for the number when I get home-thanks again!
    Ahh, that's where I should look too. I'll have to check it out.

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    beautiful old machines and they look like theyare in great shape

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    I travel a lot for my job and happened to be in the neighborhood of Belvidere, IL. I went to the Boone Historical Society because they were supposed to have a display of National Sewing Machine items. I was disappointed; they really didn't have much at all. However, they did have this 1890 Eldredge model, purchased in 1890 for $23.50. I think ours must be closer to 1896 by the looks of it, note the curved base and angular shape, and the iron legs on the cabinet. The shuttle and cover were exactly the same, I took the cover off, and the serial number on this was 149xxxx; mine begins with 327. I wish I had taken a picture of the serial number, I will if I ever go back. Thanks for the info on the #, mine is a "before" too, I just bought it last Saturday, but since I have the attachments and the manual, I should be able to fix and use it.

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    Too cool! Thanks for sharing. I'm learning more every day.

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    Hi Susan,

    I recently bought a Brunswick treadle machine similar to yours though I don't have experience with threading and adjusting thread/bobbin tension on this kind of machine. I previously was using a Victor treadle machine that had mechanisms more similar to my electric Singer. Do you have any pointers or tips? I've managed to get a single (quite loose) line of stitching on a scrap piece of fabric.

    Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lux View Post
    Hi Susan,

    I recently bought a Brunswick treadle machine similar to yours though I don't have experience with threading and adjusting thread/bobbin tension on this kind of machine. I previously was using a Victor treadle machine that had mechanisms more similar to my electric Singer. Do you have any pointers or tips? I've managed to get a single (quite loose) line of stitching on a scrap piece of fabric.

    Thank you so much!
    Mine was a lot like that when I first got it up and running. First, tighten the top tension knob a bit, don't forget to make sure your feed dog tension isn't loose or too tight. It was much easier to adjust the tension on this machine than the front tension on later machines. How does it work now?

    Why do I ask? My Alvah (same manufacturer, rebadged) is now my favorite machine to for sewing. As for threading the bobbin, TreadleLady on YouTube is your guide. I would love an update! How are and this machine doing?!?
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    Can I add my picture here? Well, I'm gonna...so...Is this the same machine? It's a Minnehaha Brand. Not sure the maker, but it looks so similar to yours. What do you think?Name:  minnehaha2.jpg
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    Hi, I have a Brunswick in the cabinet with accessories. The Greist attachments are used with this machine. I just looked on ebay and there are many available. Be sure the foot adapter is included. Good luck. Dixie in NY state

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