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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Randa, here is a New Home Rotary manual, but I think they thread about the same. http://www.ismacs.net/newhome/manual...ary-manual.pdf

    I also have a New Home shuttle type manual. I will find that for you.

    Nancy

    Here is the shuttle New Home. This is from the Smithsonian so it is a little harder to download! http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect...es/image11.htm

    Your attachments should have a fork on the back since your Amerikan is a back clamping type machine, anyway it looks back clamping to me in your picture!
    Thank you, Nancy! I think I can do this now. Of course the printer has decided not to work....it will run when I turn the computer on in the morning which is soon enough. Would love to see the manual you have.
    Yes, the attachments have the fork. I'm gonna play around with this soon and see what all it does. Not sure about the broken thread guide. It's large so don't think it will matter too much.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    I think I have one good needle with this machine. It came with two wooden cases and both made noise when I shook them. One had broken needles in it! The other had one needle. Lol! I'll be hunting for them too!
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Quick question. Is a Singer 347 a slant needle machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Thank you, Nancy! I think I can do this now. Of course the printer has decided not to work....it will run when I turn the computer on in the morning which is soon enough. Would love to see the manual you have.
    Yes, the attachments have the fork. I'm gonna play around with this soon and see what all it does. Not sure about the broken thread guide. It's large so don't think it will matter too much.
    Thanks for the link to the shuttle manual - mine was missing several pages. My new Home doesn't have fork backed feet - it has these funny looking ones. So, the puzzle box that came with has attachments that don't work. I did get a few extras - now i'll be looking for ones that look like this:
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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    The program I have on my computer for pictures doesn't do sizes. I had to go into paint and resize then save the pictures. What ever works I guess.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Did I tell you all that this Amerikan has a wood pitman? Trying to get the belt on it so maybe by tonight I can thread and attempt a sew on her...then a good cleaning! That's probably backward to most of you, but I just can't wait that long to see if I can get her to sew!!
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


    Randa

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Did I tell you all that this Amerikan has a wood pitman? Trying to get the belt on it so maybe by tonight I can thread and attempt a sew on her...then a good cleaning! That's probably backward to most of you, but I just can't wait that long to see if I can get her to sew!!
    Randa as long as you oiled her good, she should be ok until you get around to cleaning her. But I'd at least clean under the slide plate and anywhere else lint usually accumulates. If she runs rough, you need to clean her - don't force anything! Have fun! Did you find out the age of your machine?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Went junkin' in Nampa and Caldwell today... Found a monagrammer for 4 bucks and a Singer sewing book from 1951...saw a pretty bright pink Brother, but for $80 it stayed in the store. Tomorrow we go to Boise!
    Charlee, geeze I wish I were there to go with you! You are really close to where two of my brothers live! I don't remember where the Two Spools that keeps popping up on Craigslist is located in Idaho, but if you are close you should get that machine!

    Nancy

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    Vhat is a Vindex Special?
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    Oh my first too big now kind of small - go figure
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    Ok let's try another picture of the Vindex - missing the stitch regulator I think.
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    Not close enough, darn it! Bout to head out for the day tho, maybe today will be as good as yesterday was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Charlee, geeze I wish I were there to go with you! You are really close to where two of my brothers live! I don't remember where the Two Spools that keeps popping up on Craigslist is located in Idaho, but if you are close you should get that machine!

    Nancy

    Charlee, the Two Spools is in Hagerman ID, and it was on eBay for $99. No one bought it.

    Hagerman is just south of Boise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Charlee, the Two Spools is in Hagerman ID, and it was on eBay for $99. No one bought it.
    Boise to Hagerman is just a 1hour 41 min. drive. Charlee, you are almost there. Go get that machine!
    On the way there on route 84 is Three Island Quilts in Glenns Ferry, just before Hagerman.
    William and you can eat at the Snake River Grill, http://www.snakeriver-grill.com/ordereze/1000/Page.aspx , looks like a nice place to dine.

    Go get that machine!

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    Charlee, I was thinking the same thing about your trip to ID and picking up that 2 spool. I would buy it if it was not so far away. Oh the dilemmas. I have never seen one in this area. I am sure it will stay on my wish list for a long time.

    Enjoy your day out junking. You find the best stuff.
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    Yes Charlee go check out that two spools if you can.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Vhat is a Vindex Special?
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    Oh my first too big now kind of small - go figure
    Miriam I can't tell much from this little pic, Sorry I can not see the stitch regulator.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    lets see what size this one turns out to be
    it is a Vindex Special minus a stitch length regulator
    she has not had any cleaning - kind of yuck right now.
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    maybe I should try another pic of the Vindex
    There is a shuttle under there!
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    The cabinet looks ok from the outside but there is considerable damage from where the chain tore up the wood when it jumped the pully or was forced. The iron moves well.
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    Vindex Special - needs TLC & beyond
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    Your Vindex looks like a National to me. the cabinet is the same also. Brunswick is a badged National. If you are lucky the stitch regulator is there and your only missing the screw and the pointer that is used to adjust the stitch length. I hope this is the case. You tension control is a little diff or it is on wrong. My tension has two plates instead of one.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Glenn, thank hoy for giving us the instructions for the crocheted spool holder. I have made several and have given them all away. Everybody thinks they are adorable. They are so easy to make. Kathie

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    My Leader (National badged) has two tension bars and I see two on Miriam's Vindex. One is turned so it's facing the camera.

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    I need a good pic of the tension or see a tension like this. I have no idea how it should go.
    When my vacation is over, I'll check the stitch length some more - it would be fun to see how it sews.
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