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    Thank you Vintagemotif. Now I know how to thread it. Do you know what size is the bobbin or where can I get them. I have no idea what my Mother-in-law did with the bobbins she has long passed so can't ask her.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Ok Miriam I am sorry I know you need to get organized and you should know you are not the only with this problem you should see my workshop. Of course that is not what Pat is calling it these days. Here are some pics of the MW monster.
    Glenn, Monica is right that machine would thread a lot like the Two Spools. It would start with that larger button looking thing on top of the head (there should be a slot in there for the thread to guide through), then a full 360 degrees around the tension, then down to the long staple looking thread guide (there should be a check spring in that thread guide), up to the take up lever thread guide (right to left when facing the front of the machine), back down to the thread guide just above the needle (the thread kind of crosses), then through the needle. I have a New Home that threads the same way and Kathie on here has as old machine (I can't remember what it is) that threads the same way. Give it a try - what the heck! That is a really neat looking machine!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Ok Miriam I am sorry I know you need to get organized and you should know you are not the only with this problem you should see my workshop. Of course that is not what Pat is calling it these days. Here are some pics of the MW monster.
    I have one just like this one. Got a manual and attachments from another member.
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    Thank you Weedwoman, This is great now just to find a bobbin for the thing. I know my mother-in-law had the bobbins and attachments but have no idea where they are. I do have the bobbin case. They could be with the wife's twin brother and he most likely three the bobbins away. Skip
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    Glen, I found the bobbin case!!!
    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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    Thank you Miriam. I have a bobbin case but no bobbins so will have to buy some. I really appriciate you looking for the manual and such for me. I know you are busy.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thank you Miriam. I have a bobbin case but no bobbins so will have to buy some. I really appriciate you looking for the manual and such for me. I know you are busy.
    Glenn I'll keep looking - there might be bobbins somewhere too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Glen, I found the bobbin case!!!
    Miriam, would you sell me the bobbin case for the MW? Mine is missing and I'll need to find bobbins also. Thanks.

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    Check this one out!!!!!! I'd KILL to be able to get this machine...lucky for those around me, it's in Australia!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
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    Oh Happy Mother's Day all you mothers!
    And A Happy Mother's Day to you too! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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    Hope every one is having a good Mother's Day. Neat new machines, everyone.
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    Happy Mother's Day to all of us Moms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Ok Miriam I am sorry I know you need to get organized and

    you should know you are not the only with this problem
    Really? How do you know that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    Miriam, would you sell me the bobbin case for the MW? Mine is missing and I'll need to find bobbins also. Thanks.
    Weedwoman needs the bobbin case so try not to loose it in the stash you have. You are a nice person and Happy Mother's Day Miriam.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Lucky me. Just yesterday I found a 301a at an antique store for $62. It came with a zigzag attachment with 4 cams. I'd never seen one of those before. It didn't have an instruction book for the attachment or the machine. I'm not sure even how to thread it. Where do I go to get an instruction book?
    Donna in Bellevue

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    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Glenn what is the model number on this machine.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Glenn what is the model number on this machine.
    This is the only number I could find on the machine. C 74 NS 4896 A
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Glenn, I was looking on these links but I think you need another number don't know for sure.http://www.sewingmachinemanual.net/S...ards/Wards.htm

    http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine...g_Machines.htm
    Don't know if these will even work for you but you can take a look.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    I hope everyone is having a Happy Mother's Day. This is a nice one, I like it. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/hsh/3013700068.html

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    Went a got a very nice Singer 31-20 treadle machine to day! It is so fun to work on a machine that was never abused. It was dirty, but not really dirty, just dusty. The veneer on the top is a lost cause, but I will take off the loose veneer and sand and stain. If I don't like it after that, I can always buy a sheet and re-veneer it. Don't know how much it would cost for that big a sheet, though. The machine turns very smooth.

    My darling kids got me chocolate for mothers day, because "it is more practical than flowers"! Laura

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    I've seen that one in person. It's pretty clean, as I recall. Laura

    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    I hope everyone is having a Happy Mother's Day. This is a nice one, I like it. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/hsh/3013700068.html

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    31-20? That's an industrial correct?, looks kinda like a long arm home machine? Would love to see some pictures of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Weedwoman needs the bobbin case so try not to loose it in the stash you have. You are a nice person and Happy Mother's Day Miriam.

    It's some kind of INTERVENTION.... my Mom & my Sister are just itching to re-organize everything while I am working this week... Now I KNOW I'll never find anything again. I hope they label everything. I should just let them organize motors and foot controls or something... They can't move machines - too heavy. It's the little things they want to get into... ARGH - makes me very nervous - oh well I can't find anything anyway. I need to look for some high shank feet again - I couldn't find them on the quick look see. I saw that bobbin case yesterday but I'm betting I put it in the box I took over to the shop to try to re-unite with the other parts from that machine.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    I love old sewing machines!

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