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New To Me Davis:Pics & Help Identify Attachments

Old 12-05-2019, 07:00 AM
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My cabinet is just like that but a previous owner painted/antiqued it in green! Extra bobbins fit upright it those holes in the drawer. Pics of mine https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...d-t241576.html. I recently moved from my house into a retirement community apartment. I had 3 treadles and this is the one I couldn't part with. I love it for sewing on quilt bindings. The bobbins that came with mine were a bit too short so I found the correct ones on ebay. the needle slide plate shows the length of needle to use. My ser # on plate is 2716272.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:27 AM
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3-4 of these pieces go together for the tucker. Did you look at the end of the manual? sometimes there is a section showing the attachments and how they are used.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:22 PM
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I've just joined a Facebook group for Davis VF. They might be of some help. Its a private group with 515 members. The group is called (Davis Vertical Feed Sewing Machine Fans)
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:48 PM
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Thank you everyone for the information, it gives me a good jumping off place to start learning. One thing I haven't figured out is how to remove the plate over the shuttle? I thought I had seen others just slide or pull it off, but mine doesn't want to come loose. I don't want to pry on it and damage it if I'm doing it incorrectly.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Vetteman61 View Post
Thank you everyone for the information, it gives me a good jumping off place to start learning. One thing I haven't figured out is how to remove the plate over the shuttle? I thought I had seen others just slide or pull it off, but mine doesn't want to come loose. I don't want to pry on it and damage it if I'm doing it incorrectly.
Yes, it should slide out. If you have some Tri-Flow Oil, put some along the edges of the slide plate. Let it sit over night and try in the morning. If you can get the sewing machine head out of the cabinet and can rest the head upside down, then put some on the underside. It may take a few days (especially if using just sewing machine oil) of doing this. If it still doesn't want to slide, perhaps a hair blow dryer can warm it up a bit. I wouldn't get it too hot as you don't want to ruin the paint or the decals. The front should be able to be pulled out towards you and the back slides to the back of the machine. Hopefully, just a bit of patience and judicious oiling will allow it to slide out.

We had a screw that didn't want to budge after regular sewing machine oil. but letting Tri-Flow Oil sit overnight it came off the next morning.

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Old 12-08-2019, 10:16 AM
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I'll echo a tip that, I believe, Leon mentioned earlier on another thread. Follow the manual exactly to remove the faceplate. The underlying mechanisms, which will need to be oiled, must be in the proper position to remove/reinstall the faceplate, without damaging said underlying mechanisms.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:24 AM
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Re: dating your Davis: I have a DVF, serial# 3755318, with order documentation 12-13-1918, and purchase documentation 12-30-1918. Purchase price was $64.50, and a trade in of an older Davis valued at $15.00, making the full price $79.50. $14.50 was paid at delivery, and a $50 note at 6%/annum, due on or before 2-1-1919.
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Old 12-17-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Vetteman61 View Post
... Two of the drawers had something that I'm not sure is original or something that has been added. One had a piece of wood with some holes in the top that were holding small spools of thread. The other drawer had a thicker piece of wood in the bottom. The wood had slots cut vertically across the top into one end of it and felt was pushed down into the slots. My guess would be that this is a place to stick needles into.



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I was on one of my bunny trails for something else and found https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...ml#post5347429 which shows a refurbished drawer with some of the accessories in the slots.

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Old 12-19-2019, 06:57 AM
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After I have tried moving a slide by soaking the sides in oil for a few days, if it still isn't moiving, I try something else. i use a kabob skewer or a wooden chopstick leaning into the findgernail hole, and headed for the side and gently tap on them like a punch. The wood should splinter before you damage the slide. Oil it from the underside too. first.
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