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Thread: Just unearthed my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758!

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    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittywolf13 View Post
    So tiny update. The other morning I poked the actuator and it actually moved really easily. I was kind of surprised. Guess leaving it sit worked! I need to put the slide plate on and see if that activates from bobbin winding mode to sewing mode. If it does I'm ready for some test stitches. wish I had more time to work on my machines. GuesS the holidays are rolling around so I can probably work with them then.
    Good to hear!! Yup. leaving it sit in oil (in the short term) is great for them. Letting it harden over years, not so much. Now get using it

    Even if the slide plate doesn't put it into sewing mode, just push the little creme colored lever to the right and you're good. There may be a trick to installing that plate, I don't recall, but I will look while I service the one that's here. The general rule of thumb is to install from the back to the front, and I usually have to use a tiny blade screw driver to help it grab the spring, but I'll double check.

    The feed dogs for the one that's been sitting on my bench for months finally arrived, so I hope to get some time to fire this one up today or tomorrow to see how it sounds and runs.

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    Junior Member Kittywolf13's Avatar
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    Ah I didn't know about putting it in backwards. I figured I'd need a screw driver to lift the plate. After my art show this weekend I'm hoping to have more time to sew and get my machines up and running.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Super Member ArchaicArcane's Avatar
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    Happy Art show then! And post if you have any more questions. I should get to this one today or tomorrow, so it should all be fresh in my mind for a bit.

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