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Need help with info for Bell sewing machine

Need help with info for Bell sewing machine

Old 01-05-2015, 09:10 PM
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Thank you all for your comments. I have messed with this thing all week but far from giving up. Sews mentioned tension might be set to tight and I have changed that several times but I'm starting to question some of the rust that has developed on it from setting. I am removing the tension spring this weekend and will polish it out to see if that will control the tension better. I will also turn around the needle clamp and thread it right to left. Again, thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. I will post my results this weekend.
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:48 PM
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It resembles this one:

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Old 02-25-2023, 01:29 AM
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Did you ever figure this out? I also have the same machine with no idea on how to feed it.
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Old 02-25-2023, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Nazcar View Post
Did you ever figure this out? I also have the same machine with no idea on how to feed it.
Welcome to Quilting Board.

The opening poster has not been back to Quilting Board for over 8 years. Are you asking how to thread the machine? It looks very similar to many machines.

I might be concerned with what needle system is used. Sometimes these old machines take a different needle than what is ready available for modern domestic machines.

I gather you do not have a manual for it. Perhaps if you post a picture of your machine, someone could help you thread it. Do you have any other sewing machines?

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