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    Old 02-26-2011, 06:14 PM
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    [quote=vintagemotif][quote=denise d]
    Originally Posted by tomilu
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    Help, clearly my internet search skills are lacking.
    Since it is a new belt... I figured I will let it sit for a week or so and see if it stretches.
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    The more you use the treadle you will find you may need to shorten it several times. Yes, it will stretch some more. Hang in there, girl. You will be victorious!!! :lol:
    Thanks... I am guessing that it may take a few days, weeks, months years...LOL but hey... no sense in being good at everything when you first start.;-)

    Less than a year sewing, 2nd week owning a treadle... guess I should slow down and enjoy the process. :banghead:
    Cool! only sewing less than a year and you got yourself a treadle!
    To start treadling, you help the machine along by turning the hand wheel ( kind of like a push). It takes some time getting use to that and each machine acts differently. Some machines work smoothly and others gallop along. You can always loosen the wheel and just treadle without sewing for awhile to help stretch the belt.
    Funny, that was what I have been trying. More using it as a hand crank, to figure out how my feet are supposed to move. I did also try removing the belt and treadling it, that worked fine, I think the extra tension messes me up a bit. ;)
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    Old 02-26-2011, 06:25 PM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
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    Miz Johnny or Purplefiend, or anyone else who can be of help,

    Who made the Majestic sewing machine? New Home or National?
    And is New Home just a National?

    Here is one on CLs: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/for/2236104979.html

    I googled Majestic and some of the cabinets are very pretty, but the machines look older than this one on CLs.
    Cooper lists Majestic as being made by New Home. My granddaughter is asleep in the sewing room (where my reference books are), so can't check to see if there are others who made a Majestic.
    New Home and National were two separate companies.
    I thought so, but then I read this article and was surprised with what I read which made me question if the machines were the same.


    http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/the_me...a_history.html

    The newly-formed new Home Sewing Machine Company started to produce models known as "Octagon" and "New Home" and three years later came out with the "National" and the "Favorite".

    The production of the National was confined to the second floor, the rotary to the third floor, and the New Home on the top floor.
    That's the National by New Home Sewing Machine Company, rather than the National from the National Sewing Machine Co. I have a "New National" (or two) made by New Home. (Confusing, right??)
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    Old 02-26-2011, 06:33 PM
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    [quote=Miz Johnny][quote=vintagemotif][quote=Miz Johnny]
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    That's the National by New Home Sewing Machine Company, rather than the National from the National Sewing Machine Co. I have a "New National" (or two) made by New Home. (Confusing, right??)
    Interesting!
    What do they look like?
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    Old 02-26-2011, 07:23 PM
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    [quote=vintagemotif][quote=Miz Johnny][quote=vintagemotif]
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    That's the National by New Home Sewing Machine Company, rather than the National from the National Sewing Machine Co. I have a "New National" (or two) made by New Home. (Confusing, right??)
    Interesting!
    What do they look like?
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...55457783iiteXW
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    Old 02-26-2011, 08:13 PM
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    [quote=Miz Johnny][quote=vintagemotif][quote=Miz Johnny]
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    That's the National by New Home Sewing Machine Company, rather than the National from the National Sewing Machine Co. I have a "New National" (or two) made by New Home. (Confusing, right??)
    Interesting!
    What do they look like?
    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...55457783iiteXW
    Thank you! That is a sweet machine!
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    Old 02-26-2011, 08:19 PM
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    Jane, I wonder how the emblem came up missing? A great book for all featherweight owners is "Freatherweight 221 The Perfect Portable and Its Sitches Across History by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. She gives you some history and all the maintenance information you will need - a really good book to own if you have a FW.

    HI, I was wondering how the emblem is missing, too, the spot where it should be is there, I can see the outline. Hmmmm. Are these machines easy to time? Just wondering, cuz the owner said it isn't making stitches although motor & neeedlebar are moving. She thought timing was off. Is it something I can do myself?
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    Old 02-26-2011, 08:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by tbp
    Hi, I've been lurking for months. I recently acquired a Kenmore Stylist 86. I believe it was manufactured between 1959 and 1962. I've haven't tried playing with it yet. I would like to make sure it is properly cleaned and oiled. There is a label that tells me to put 1-3 drops of oil every 6 month at the 2 red dots on the motor. Would this be sewing machine oil?
    If the machine hasn't been used in years what else should I be concerned about? Hopefully the picture will attach. Any information about this machine would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Oh she is a beauty!!! Yes use sewing machine oil but only one drop per red dot and only once a year. Other than that you can put a few drops every week or so if you use it regularly for the rest of the machine. What are the numbers on the machine ie 148.xxx, 158.xxx? I can date it for you and tell you who manufactured it for Sears.

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    Old 02-26-2011, 08:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I do have to say that this white FW is nice, but it is the box that so sweet.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/app/2236559741.html
    Monica, it would be nice if people actually knew what they were talking about. Most of this ad is a bunch of malarkey. My white FW is a 1964 model. Plus they are all wrong about black and white being the only colors. Geeze! People!

    Anyway, that is the case I have, and all the white FW's I have seen come in that case.

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    Old 02-26-2011, 08:49 PM
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    Originally Posted by tbp
    Hi, I've been lurking for months. I recently acquired a Kenmore Stylist 86. I believe it was manufactured between 1959 and 1962. I've haven't tried playing with it yet. I would like to make sure it is properly cleaned and oiled. There is a label that tells me to put 1-3 drops of oil every 6 month at the 2 red dots on the motor. Would this be sewing machine oil?
    If the machine hasn't been used in years what else should I be concerned about? Hopefully the picture will attach. Any information about this machine would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    Nice Kenmore -- I like the two tone look!

    Nancy
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    Old 02-26-2011, 08:55 PM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
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    Sometimes face plates on newer FW's got changed out to the older face plates. In fact I had a guy at a sewing repair shop offer to do that for me with mine. I said no thanks...like to stay original.
    QuiltnCowgirl, is that your horse? Nice looking horse!

    Nancy
    Thank you! That's my old guy, Dusty. 28 & still doing pretty darn good. I keep him at my friend's Thoroughbred farm, where he currently is playing "Grandpa" to the yearling fillies.
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