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Old 04-16-2014, 05:32 AM
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I have one on the way, that kind of fills in the chronological gap between my other New Homes, sort of an end of an era.What I wanted to find, was the hinged motor, those decals at thebase of the pillar, not wanting one of those little "turtle-back" motors whose tire is always pressing against the balance wheel.
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see the similarities in the lovely little baby blue Free Westinghouse above.
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both are very nice!
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I like it, I bought one yesterday at one of my favorite thrifts for ten dollars. Her decals are good but she is a dirty mess. No top, and the bottom was held together with packing tape. Do you know what the large double oval decals portray?
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yeah $10 is probably the right price to pay for one! S&H got me again! I'm not sure but I think was for commemorating an exhibition in France.
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Jim,

That's a nice machine. I've seen a bunch of them on GW auctions, but never went for one.

I have a FREE SEWING MACHINE Model CE that has the turtle back motor. I fixed the problem of the drive wheel being in constant contact with the hand wheel by taking it off and putting it in the accessories box. Only takes a couple seconds to slip it on the shaft and tighten the set screw.

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good solution. I have a similar situation where i turned it around and found put a short dection of water pump hose between motor and wheel. i usually run it on the hose, quiter and softer less virstion
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what needles does yours use?
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They are really short needles. My manual says only needles that are made for this machine will fit it. Probably the dreaded 206X13.
I haven't cleaned either machine yet. Won't get to them until the fall.
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ughhhh"""" !!!""
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It uses the CC, 1221, or40F1 needle. It does not use the 206x13 even though there are several needle charts that list it as a replacement (206x13 has the wrong timing length). The needle-bar can be raised by 1.8mm to allow you to use a 15x1 needle.

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They are really short needles. My manual says only needles that are made for this machine will fit it. Probably the dreaded 206X13.
I haven't cleaned either machine yet. Won't get to them until the fall.
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