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    Old 07-27-2018, 10:55 AM
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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Jay. My mom collects and uses vintage machines. A couple of years ago I was able to purchase an old Willcox and Gibbs machine for her as a gift. She loved using it and after some time the shaft that holds the needle broke. In the first picture you will see the broken part. There is a threaded portion with a nut where the needle feed into the shaft that is broken. It broke right where the needle inserts and you tighten a nut that compresses the needle in place. I am sorry I do not know what this piece is called. Please forgive my ignorance in not knowing much about sewing or the machines for that matter. I have attached some pictures of the machine along with the broken part. I would greatly appreciate any assistance in locating this part for my mom. Thank you.

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    Old 07-27-2018, 11:18 AM
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    The die hard collectors of really old sewing machine hang out at victoriansweatshop.com.

    There are even some guys over there who make parts. If I had your problem, that's where I would go.

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    Old 07-27-2018, 11:38 AM
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    Ditto what Bkay says. Vss is where you want to be.

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    Old 07-27-2018, 11:41 AM
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    Outstanding. Thanks for the information.
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    Old 07-28-2018, 11:34 AM
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    Looks like you need a needlebar. Check e...b...y treadleon.net. post a needed item.
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