Vesta boat shuttle manual

Old 03-04-2015, 02:58 AM
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I recently acquired a L. O. Dietritch/Vesta Saxonia 1920s hand crank sewing machine (pic bellow). Unfortunately it was missing the shuttle, and of course no manual, attachments or anything else. I've been able to find some info on line and just bought a shuttle that seems to be the right one. Having issues to stitch. Thread breaks after the second stitch.
I'm looking for a copy of the Vesta boat shuttle manual (see pic of cover only, found online) to see if I can figure out how to make it work. Although I love the looks of it but I'd really want to be able to use it too. Any help and advice will be highly appreciated. Thx.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:22 AM
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you might look at Muv's blog.
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I would suggest Helen Howes here about 1/2 way down the page

EDIT: I forgot, beautiful machine. these sew VERY well.
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:10 PM
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I'm no use to you but it's a beautiful machine! I hope you find everything you need for it.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:04 PM
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Wow!! Beautiful machine!!!!
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:19 PM
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Take the needle out, hold a mirror under its place, and see where the flat side of the needle should be. I would think
it may go to one side instead of the back. Good luck. Really cute machine.
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:09 PM
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Vesta manual from "Needlebar". Looks like the same as cover photo but is cylinder shuttle:


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Old 03-06-2015, 03:26 AM
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are you sure your using the right needles.. mine takes a hard to find and it has to be threaded right...
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I love it. I am in the market for a hand crank. So many have not been tested. Any ideas.
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Old 11-22-2015, 03:35 PM
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Hi wondering if you had any luck finding the boat shuttle manual? I copied the cylinder shuttle from needle bar..did you get any attachments with yours..I recently got one with a few..if your on FB we have a Tri-State treadler group..including hand cranks-Diana
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