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Need help with White Family Rotary Treadle Cabinet

Need help with White Family Rotary Treadle Cabinet

Old 02-15-2021, 11:37 AM
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Just finished restoring the cabinet to the Mission Style sewing machine cabinet. I had to replace the top cover because it had rotted through from being in someone's garage and dripped on through the years. I refitted the wire pulley system that raises and lowers the machine. But when I placed the sewing machine back in the cabinet the wire is too loose the raise the machine completely. What to do? How do I tighten the wire so that the cabinet opens properly? Sounds like an easy fix but I have been troubling with it. I can't seem to get to the wire connection underneath because the front flap that says White covers it and I don't have the strength to pull the wire tight enough to raise the machine and connect it through the screw on top. Make any sense? Is there a trick to this?
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:16 AM
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I have a Franklin clone of a Singer 27 in a parlor cabinet (I think it's called that) where opening the top lifts the machine up and out via a cable. Mine was not lifting up the machine all the way, underneath the pan is a screw mechanism where the screw, a rather large one, has a slot in the head that locks it on the bar running front to back. When in the up position the machine can be lifted up such that there is no pressure on this screw so it can be adjusted.

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Old 02-17-2021, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeJr View Post
I have a Franklin clone of a Singer 27 in a parlor cabinet (I think it's called that) where opening the top lifts the machine up and out via a cable. Mine was not lifting up the machine all the way, underneath the pan is a screw mechanism where the screw, a rather large one, has a slot in the head that locks it on the bar running front to back. When in the up position the machine can be lifted up such that there is no pressure on this screw so it can be adjusted.

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Thanks! I'll have a closer look. It should be that hard to fix this. I would think through the years that the wire eventually stretches or gives way.
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Old 02-18-2021, 04:17 AM
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i have that exact cabinet and machine, only my cabinet does not have the WHITE lettering on the front, not sure why it doesn't. Anyway, I have not had to mess with the cable, so I'm not sure I can be of any help. Maybe I can peek under there and see if I notice anything that may help you.
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