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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:22 AM
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    There are several needle charts at www.ismacs.net I think.
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    Does anyone have the link to the needle chart that lists all the machines and the different needle manufacturers? I can't find the link!

    Nancy
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:24 AM
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    Originally Posted by JaKnits
    I have been researching all morning and I found that Davis did indeed make the Standart machines. Could you tell me how long a Davis long needle is? I measured the one in my machine and it is 1 3/4 ". thanks.
    JaKnits, yes I have been searching also. Davis did indeed make the Standart machine. Your Standart take a Davis long which is a Boye #10 -- you can get them on E-Bay.

    The needles is about 1 7/8" long.

    Here is the ISMACS needle chart I have been looking for! Still can't find any information on my New Home T No 3 needle size! Darn!

    http://www.ismacs.net/needle_and_sha...eedle-list.pdf
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:24 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Hope somebody can tell me something good. I found this 319w at a garage sale this morning. It was marked $2, but the bobbin case is missing, and no accessories, so I only paid $1. It is pretty neat though.
    You did get lucky. Perhaps someone on the board has a bobbin that will fit. I've not seen a tan one before.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:25 AM
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    Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    Originally Posted by Jennalyn
    Hello! I have a quick question and didn't know whether or not you might be able to help me.

    I recently inherited a Bernina 530-2 from my grandmother. I've opened up the entire machine for a cleaning and an oiling, both of which went very well. However, the instruction manual mentions needing to oil the motor and for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the darn thing open!

    It may be worth mentioning that I have a machine with a European power source, since she purchased it in England. She used to have my Granddad open things up for her and oil them, but unfortunately he recently passed.
    I don't know about a Bernina, but with my Singer FW & 403 there are certain holes to put oil or grease in. I just follow the diagrams in my manual. Nothing said about opening up the motor. Does your manual have a diagram to follow?
    I'll need to double check when I get home and can look at the machine again, but I don't believe there are holes. With the rest of the machine, I had to slide off parts and oil on the red dots, which were also noted in the instruction booklet. The only reason I worry about the motor is because there was an addendum at the end of the oiling section talking about oiling the motor every six months (daily use only) or yearly.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:25 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Hope somebody can tell me something good. I found this 319w at a garage sale this morning. It was marked $2, but the bobbin case is missing, and no accessories, so I only paid $1. It is pretty neat though.
    Cool looking machine Melinda! What are those silver things on top towards the back?

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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:29 AM
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    Oh, what a fun thread! I just inherited this old Singer form my husband's aunt, but haven't actually tried it out yet.

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    I used to have vintage Singers and an Elna, but sold them when I moved, and up until now only had a modern Janome.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:32 AM
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    I didn't find any kerosene in the house when I was going to clean an old machine, but got to thinking that I had lamp oil, so I looked it up on line, and it is refined kerosene. I tried it carefully on one spot and it loosened up the old dried oil, so I did the rest of the parts with it! Saved me a trip to town!. I have the lamp oil for a lantern in case the power goes out.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:33 AM
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    Originally Posted by Stummel
    Oh, what a fun thread! I just inherited this old Singer form my husband's aunt, but haven't actually tried it out yet.
    I used to have vintage Singers and an Elna, but sold them when I moved, and up until now only had a modern Janome.
    You have a beauty there!
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:33 AM
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    Originally Posted by melinda1962
    Hope somebody can tell me something good. I found this 319w at a garage sale this morning. It was marked $2, but the bobbin case is missing, and no accessories, so I only paid $1. It is pretty neat though.
    Melinda, NICE find!
    You will need a 206x13 needle and it uses fashion disks. The 319W machines had a short production time, 1955-1957 and were made at the old Wheeler and Wilson facility. Cool looking machine to use in a treadle. Sorry can't help you on which bobbin case is used.
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    Old 03-04-2011, 09:36 AM
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    BoJangles, thankyou so much!!

    Stummel, your machine is just gorgeous :-D
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