Jones Family C.S. crank

Old 09-18-2021, 12:21 PM
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  • Hi I'm brand new here and hopefully will learn much from you all. I want to play around and sew on my Jones crank machine but I need to understand about what thread is ok to use. Somehow I thought the older machines can't handle all the thread types. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2021, 01:44 PM
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i would think you would use any cotton thread as that was the only type available back when, & poly threads weren't thought of, but I would try anything and everything. You may need to adjust the tension for some. My mum used a Jones treadle machine all her life, no electric ones for her. My daughter has it now.

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Old 09-22-2021, 05:41 AM
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My Jones handcrank isnít picky about thread. Iíve used cotton or poly thread.
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