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Thread: OK, here is the Pic's I promised of the Machine.

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    Senior Member Grannyh67's Avatar
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    OK, here is the Pic's I promised of the Machine.

    OK, it is a Butterfly not a Butterfield, lol......I got Her Home and She would not sew. I had a Bobbin case that worked. She uses a 15 Bobbin and I had some of those too. I got Her to sewing but needs a little fine tuning on the thread tension. Not sure about anything on the Machine. I am sure it is a Japanese Clone if a Singer 15, I think, LOL. Now remember how I think Girls and Boy's. I try to think outside of the box, lol.....Well I am hoping someone on here can tell me where I could get a manual or at least which one og the singer manuals would help me out. I am thing the Singer Model 15?
    I am posting as many Pic as I can to let you see Her good. The Machine is in wonderful condition. The cabinet looks good but has been refinished and modified, lol.....but it works for me so I don't mine. Please help if you can. I rely on your knowledge. I know y"all have been doing this longer than I have. Wish me luch and have a wonderful day, Joy
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    She's beautiful! Congrats on the new machine.

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    Oh my that's a beautiful machine. Joey likie!!!! Joey want's one too.

    Yes, it's an HA-1 15 Clone. They are quite simple to operate.

    The only thing is they need to be threaded properly and that's not too hard either.

    The feed dogs drop with the round nob by the pillar so you can darn or monogram or what is that .. FMQ? ... if you want.
    The machine has forward, 6 to 30 stitches per inch with reverse.

    Just oil her up and treadle away.

    There is a generic manual available but for the life of me I don't have a link to it.

    Joe

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    Wow, how beautiful!

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    Thanks Joe, I am happy to get that much info. I love Her and I have Her sewing but the tension is giving me some problems. I will work on it some more. I am going to try to find a manual. If you remember where you seen it please let me know. Send me e-mail, lol....I am worn out from playing with Her. I am so happy!!!!!, Joy
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    Well isn't that a little fancy pants machine! LOL! she looks just like my turquoise 15 clone, and I am sure will sew and FMQ just beautifully once you get the tension right....with an outfit like that on you have to expect her to be a 'Diva" and give you some trouble! :-)

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    That machine is a work of art, wow. Congrats.

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    WOWZER! That is a beauty. Congratulations on your find.
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    She is gorgeous. Congrats.

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    Thank everyone of you, you Guy's make me feel so great. I am so new at this and have the BUG bad on these beautiful machines. I love them. I am really addicted, lol......All the praise you have given this machine makes me feel like I found a great machine. I am looking forward to using Her a lot I hope. If I can just get the tension right. Belt needs to be tightened a little too. My DH can do that in a heart beat, lol.....Thanks again and have a wonderful day tomorrow, Joy
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Oh my that's a beautiful machine. Joey likie!!!! Joey want's one too.

    Yes, it's an HA-1 15 Clone. They are quite simple to operate.

    The only thing is they need to be threaded properly and that's not too hard either.

    The feed dogs drop with the round nob by the pillar so you can darn or monogram or what is that .. FMQ? ... if you want.
    The machine has forward, 6 to 30 stitches per inch with reverse.

    Just oil her up and treadle away.

    There is a generic manual available but for the life of me I don't have a link to it.

    Joe
    Joe, I think I found the manual, it was on the Japanese vintage machines yahoo groups. Did not put that right, lol....I printed it off anyway and hope it helps me some. thanks for the tip, Joy
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    Do you know how old the machine is? She certainly is a beauty with wonderful decals. Jenny at sew-classic has a manual on her site, too.
    Last edited by irishrose; 03-07-2012 at 04:06 PM.

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    Granny,

    Here is a pic of how the top end should be threaded:

    The tread comes off the spool, through the guide at the rear of the faceplate, down to the outside of the tensioner, up around the tensioner, over the little curved arm from the outside to the inside, down and through the spring, then up to the outside of the needle take-up lever. Through the take-up lever, then from there down down through the guide in the face plate, through the guide on the needle shaft and through the needle from the outside in, (left to right).

    The needle goes in flat side to the left.

    When you thread the bobbin end, hold the bobbin case in your left hand open side toward you. Put the full bobbin in with the thread coming off over the top pointing to your right. Run the thread through the little cuts under the tension spring so that when you pull on it the bobbin rotates clockwise.

    I hope this clarifies it a bit. Sometimes the pics in these photo copied manuals are less than clear.

    Joe

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    WOW!!!! That is gorgeous.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    WOW!! The machine and cabinet are just gorgeous!! WOW!! just beautiful!!

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    That is one BEAUTIFUL machine!! Congratulations!!

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    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I can see now that it is NOT the Butterfield machine I researched... Glad you got her. She should be fun to use! You might want to use a trick someone else mentioned. To save those beautiful decals on the bed, place a large refrigerator magnet over them. The flexible material does not harm the bed of the machine, and allows fabric to slip over the top without a problem.
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    Oh My, isn't she a beauty!!! Absolutely gorgeous & in such good shape. Enjoy.
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    Wow, wow, wow, and wow!

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    She is one pretty machine! Congratulations!
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    It is beautiful.

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    That is one beautiful machine. It looks like it's in excellent condition. Have fun sewing with her!
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    She's a beauty. Don't know anything about her but she sure is pretty.

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    Lovely machine.
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    Pretty! Have fun sewing!

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