using a 15-30

Old 07-24-2015, 01:54 PM
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Hi all - I'm new here and hope I can pick your brains about my new(to me) old machine.
I recently picked up a machine and 7 drawer cabinet at a thrift shop for $50 (bargain!!!!). I refurbished them using Glenn's methods. They came out great if I do say so my self. Thanks Glenn
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:58 PM
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Can you post a photo please? Welcome to this board. I am happy that you were able to find some inspiration here.
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Old 07-24-2015, 02:10 PM
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Don't know what happened but only half of my post shows up. I went on to say that I have experience using a dressmakers model that was my grandmother's from when she worked in a factory in Brooklyn. This new machine is a 1921 15-30 with Tiffany decals. She seems to sew pretty well, still adjusting the tension. My concern is that she seems to run heavy. By which I mean is she is kinda loud and if I accelerate the whole table shakes. Any advice? TIA Donna
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Keep cleaning and oiling with Tri-Flow oil, available from Sew-Classic.com and better bicycle shops. Look for thread wrapped around shafts and the hand wheel. I got 6' in 3 places out of my FW. I have a machine like yours from my aunt. Haven't started on it yet. Sounds like something is in there that shouldn't be. Keep looking and good luck.
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Believe me I have stripped her down to her knickers! She is totally clean inside. The sound is not a rattle or grind or anything just a forceful thud of each stitch. I'm gonna take another look inside tomorrow when it's light out.
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Believe me I have stripped her down to her knickers! She is totally clean inside. The sound is not a rattle or grind or anything just a forceful thud of each stitch. I'm gonna take another look inside tomorrow when it's light out.

is there any way to post pictures from a phone?
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Originally Posted by DonnaB3566
Believe me I have stripped her down to her knickers! She is totally clean inside. The sound is not a rattle or grind or anything just a forceful thud of each stitch. I'm gonna take another look inside tomorrow when it's light out.

is there any way to post pictures from a phone?
Is it a treadle? Or electric?
Sharon

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