need help to identify machine

Old 11-07-2022, 03:28 PM
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Smile need help to identify machine

i got this sewing machine and need help to identify it and get a manual and any restoration tips or oiling tips would be amazing. thanks
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Old 11-07-2022, 06:07 PM
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Welcome to Quilting Board. Nice looking machine. To clean it, do not use cleaners or sometimes even just water will silver the decals. Most will wipe with sewing machine oil. There is a 'sticky' thread at How to Clean Up and use a vintage sewing machine - videos by Muv and Fav

It looks like it is a Vindex Type 2 made by National. http://www.needlebar.org/main/national/index1.html Unfortunately manuals are not very prevalent for some of these machines. While your machine doesn't have a front inspection plate on the nose end and the spool pin is in the middle of the arm instead of over the pillar, I believe that the Expert BT manual that is available at http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/expertbt.htm should help some. The manual shows oil above the motor, but there should be a hole on top of the pillar which is where you should oil it. There are not instructions for oiling the bottom, but basically one should oil where metal parts meet.

Have fun getting it back to do what it was intended to do.

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Welcome to QB. Very pretty machine!
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Old 11-07-2022, 08:06 PM
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thank you, i am took more angled shots of it and ill add it to my album right away.
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Old 11-09-2022, 05:36 PM
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Momma had an old gtredle machine that looked exactly like yours. Her's was a Singer and was one of Grandma's first machines. Daddy told Grandma he would buy her a new one if she gave him the old one. Wish I still had that old machine.
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