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Need help identifying machine and parts

Old 01-19-2020, 06:52 AM
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I'm new to this group, but I have an old treadle machine that I am trying to identify and repair. I have attached images of the machine for identification. I believe it to be from National Sewing Machine Company, but I cannot identify the model. The arm reads Oriole, but I could not find a similar example anywhere online. Although I did find one that was almost identical to mine that read Arrow on the arm.

In the process, I am trying to identify the correct vibrating shuttle and needle for the machine. My current shuttle is about 5cm long and the needle is longer than the ordinary universals. I can't find an appropriate needle anywhere. I have uploaded pictures of the current shuttle as well.

Any help, suggestions, or resources would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2020, 09:41 AM
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Pretty machine. I wish I could help you, but there are others here who know so much about the beautiful, antique, well-made machines that are still around today.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:48 AM
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Welcome to the QB from SE Michigan! This machine looks so beautiful! I wish I could help you out. I am sure others here may be of help. I only have limited knowledge of vintage machines. This is a machine that I am not familiar with. Again a beautiful machine.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:05 AM
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Welcome, Jared. It looks like you have pretty much pegged that it is a National made machine. According to http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...uttle_Machines it is a VB-TT Type 5.

I'm going to guess that it takes a 20x1 system of needle. From my understanding, many of those that have machines that take that system can use a 15x1 by not inserting it all the way to the stop.

As for the shuttle, I'm thinking that it is what is a #13 Boye and I believe it is shorter than the Singer long shuttle bobbins.

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Old 01-19-2020, 01:31 PM
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Hi Jared, Search National 20x1 needle and National sewing machine shuttle on ebay and you'll find some.

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