New Century Sewing Machines?

Old 04-27-2021, 04:42 PM
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The sellers said this: This machine takes round bobbins, and includes one in the machine along with the bobbin holder. If you need a new head for your old treadle, this can also run by treadle by removing the motor and attaching it into your cabinet.

The only problems we know with this machine is that the rubber wheel for the bobbin rewinder is cracking, but still in one piece. Also, the rubber drive wheel attached to the motor is a little loose and can't be tightened. However, when the motor us spun up, it pulls into the drive wheel on the machine and makes good contact.


All I know is that when I plugged it in it went crazy going up and down and then it seized up and started to smell.
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:42 PM
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Would finding a treadle cabinet for it be rare and costly?
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:52 PM
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This machine has a rectangular base with squared off corners, not rounded corners as most other machines. I don't know if the base length/width are the same as most other machines. Also the hinge pins are not the same distance as most other machines.

I had one here

https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...2-t312039.html

but obviously the table is occupied, but I guess there might be one out there somewhere.

Here's what to do:

1. get a new power block as linked by Janey
2. Once you have the power block take the motor to a hardware store with the power block and ask them to put on a new plug for you which works in "motor" socket; they could test it right there for you.
3. check all your needles against the decal; get some 206x13 needles and see if they match the decal
4. keep checking ebay for CC1221 needles
5. Try what I suggested about bobbins up above
6. Keep an eye on craigslist and facebook market place for machines with that decal on the base, looking for extra needles and bobbins
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:59 PM
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That's all great advice. Thank you. I'm still wondering if I want to make it electric or just keep using the tractor knob. I wonder how difficult it actually is to sew one handed?
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:05 PM
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Harder than you'd think. I don't sew much, but I keep a hand crank to use for small repairs, things like that, and it's hard to keep the work straight under the needle. For anything more than that I use a machine with a foot/knee control. If you're going to really use this machine to sew, then you'll want it electric. And you're way closer to getting there than you think.
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:23 PM
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The problem I have also is that the last local hardware store (small not large) where I live and where I live is quite small, closed years ago and only the old building remains. There used to be a place that repaired older sewing machines around me but it also closed. And there is a man about 40 minutes away that repairs them but I've read very very bad reviews on him, how he's rude and even just dropped someone's sewing machine on the cement. And how he says he wants to retire. I wish I knew someone around me that knew about all of this because I honestly know absolutely nothing.

I was actually pretty surprised with how straight it sewed considering I only had one hand and how tight the stitches were too.

I'm still not completely sure what I want to do. But I do appreciate all of the help so much!!
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Old 04-27-2021, 07:13 PM
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I think for now I am just going to focus on getting the needles to fit this machine, even if that means filing them down. I really like the tractor knob being on it, the sound it makes when it sews is actually really relaxing. And I figure if I wanted an electric machine I already have two modern new machines. But I know this machine at one point was electric but people change machines all the time, right? And at least the tractor knob won't damage the machine in any way. Sorry for going on and on about this, 6 pages worth! People reading all of this must think I am a windbag or typebag haha
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