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Thread: Know your Vintage Machine

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    Okay here is something to help you with the parts of the machine. I know that we have a lot of names for different things depending on the part of the world your standing on but this graphic should help us get on the same page. Now when you guys PM me about a part you need for your machine you can look at this and tell me exactly what it is your after. Although I do love looking for a thingamabob thats next to the doomaflicker! :P :lol: :lol:

    But this will also help you in your ventures of servicing your own machine because when the manual refers to a part you know where they are talking about.

    So here you go and if I can find more detailed graphics of the underside and the needle bar area I will post them.

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    Thank you Billy. I think you finally got tired of us gals calling sewing machine parts thing-a-ma-bobs and whatchadoozies!!! Now, If you could just teach those people on ebay to describe things accurately.........

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    Thanks for the info. As always you are a great help:)

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    How timely! I just posted a thread and question about a
    "Domestic" treadle sewing machine. Thank you.

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    Visuals are always a good thing! Thank you Billy :D:D:D

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    Thanks, Billy!! :D

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    Thanks for this Billy!

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    Thanks, Billy. This will be a great help in the future.

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    But my sewing machine has a do-hicky; it's right next to the thingamajig under THAT thing. >.<

    Thank you for posting this picture. I will have to save it somewhere in case I have to describe stuff to my repair guy.

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    Thanks Billy...Hey that looks like my machine LOL

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    I am trying to find some of the underside of the machine and the inside of the needle bar area. If I can I will just take a few shots and label the parts for you all.

    Billy

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    i think you were thinking of me when you posted this.huh? Thanks I'm gonna make a print of it.Mary

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    Wow, this is great! Thanks!!

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    Thanks for the graphic. It's good to know what the parts are.

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    thanks!

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    Thanks Billy, This is good info.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Here is the answer to the million dollar question........"How do I get my tensioner back together" :D

    [img]http://www.crhowto.org/images/smr-2-26.jpg[/img]


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    Billy,
    I found an old black Japanese sewing machine, cleaned it up and everything seems ok but the tension had everything missing but the hole. I tried to put one together from a front tension but I think something might be missing on the very back inside somewhere. I have rebuilt other tensions so getting one together is no problem. Any suggestions? Is there anything special about those kind of tension?

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    Thanks Billy! I will bookmark this for future reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Billy,
    I found an old black Japanese sewing machine, cleaned it up and everything seems ok but the tension had everything missing but the hole. I tried to put one together from a front tension but I think something might be missing on the very back inside somewhere. I have rebuilt other tensions so getting one together is no problem. Any suggestions? Is there anything special about those kind of tension?
    Do you have the adjuster that the entire assembly fits into. Its like an inner sleeve that goes into the faceplate (if it is a model 15).

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    There is an inner sleeve - it is a Univeral I think it is similar to a model 15.
    I think it would be a pretty good machine if I can get it to work.

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    oops somehow I lost the pictures - I'll try again
    I can pretty much assemble a donor tension in the sleeve. I think a piece is missing - possibly some kind of spring. It does not engage when the take up lever goes up or down.

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    ok the pictures turned up. LOL sewing machines I can do but pictures drive me nuts. I got the tension to assemble but I don't think it is right. I'm going to take a pic of the machine. This machine was salvaged from a flood. I did a lot of clean up and it turns beautifully. I think it would be a very powerful machine. I was surprised how well it cleaned up and that there was no rust in the bobbin area.
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    I have one just like it and I love the machine!! It is my favorite machine that I use in the studio. Lets see if I can find the photos of mine that are together.


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