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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:05 AM
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    Having an index to this thread would be the kiss of sweetness. I'm having rotten luck with key words in the search. I know I read about the insulation flaking off of the wires, and comments about lead - just don't eat it, but I can't locate that portion.

    While servicing my FW this weekend, the flakes were falling into the gears. I was camping, so didn't have everything I needed for the job at hand. I just picked the flakes out with a pin, and carried on with the lube job. At the time I read the thread, I was unaware of the flakes, now I have a need to know.

    Should I rewire the machine? Is that something which can be done by a good handyman, or do I need to pay a sewing machine specialist more than I paid for the machine to do the job? It's a great little machine and I like to keep it up, but that stitch in time thing is nagging me.
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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by jljack
    Well, I found out that the zipper/cording foot I bought online described as for my 301 doesn't work with it!! The needle hits the foot. What could be causing that?
    301 is a slant-o-matic foot - don't know what the other machine is but it isn't likely the feet interchange
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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:35 AM
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    [quote=olebat]Having an index to this thread would be the kiss of sweetness. I'm having rotten luck with key words in the search. I know I read about the insulation flaking off of the wires, and comments about lead - just don't eat it, but I can't locate that portion.

    I was thinking the same thing myself. Thinking about starting on page 1 and making notes of the topics in a database as there is sooooo much information and 500 pages later I remember reading something and have no clue where to find it.

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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:42 AM
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    Marie,

    I will have to ask my sister and probably call her friend to see about the manual. The machine doesn't take cams-has a dial with stitches on it.

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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:48 AM
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    [quote=Grandmother23]
    Originally Posted by olebat
    Having an index to this thread would be the kiss of sweetness. I'm having rotten luck with key words in the search. I know I read about the insulation flaking off of the wires, and comments about lead - just don't eat it, but I can't locate that portion.

    I was thinking the same thing myself. Thinking about starting on page 1 and making notes of the topics in a database as there is sooooo much information and 500 pages later I remember reading something and have no clue where to find it.

    Lauren
    too many topic on this topic?
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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:50 AM
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    [quote=Grandmother23]
    Originally Posted by olebat
    Having an index to this thread would be the kiss of sweetness.

    I was thinking the same thing myself. Thinking about starting on page 1 and making notes of the topics in a database as there is sooooo much information and 500 pages later I remember reading something and have no clue where to find it.

    Lauren
    Yes, it would be rather nice to be able to SEARCH within a single thread, such as this 1000+page one! And/or to have the ability to AUTO ADVANCE within the thread to where the searched for TERMS are located. Anyone?
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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:52 AM
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    Then is it a clone of a Singer? I have no instruction book for it so need to know how to thread it. Would any Singer manual help with this? Thank you so very much for the info. I am anxious to try it but going to have it rewired first for the chord is very brittle. Mary

    [quote=BoJangles][quote=Mary M]H, no I didn't post a picture just some info. Here are a couple pics. The machine is in great condition but the case I think may be shot. It is a Montgomery Ward machine made in Japan no. is H4810293

    Originally Posted by BoJangles
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    Would like some help in getting more information on a pretty black lady that my daughter brought to me. It is a Montgomery Wards H4810293 made in Japan. Thasnk you, Mary
    Wow, that is another Model 15 clone! You probably will never find out the year it was made. Those serial numbers were not kept. There were several companies making Japanese clones of Singer's Model 15 and 99 during the 40's, 50's, and 60's. There are a lot of people who like those Japanese clones better than the original Singer machines -- the clones I have seen are actually better made with more detail.

    You have a very nice machine!

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    Old 05-02-2011, 08:56 AM
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    Originally Posted by miriam
    Originally Posted by jljack
    Well, I found out that the zipper/cording foot I bought online described as for my 301 doesn't work with it!! The needle hits the foot. What could be causing that?
    301 is a slant-o-matic foot - don't know what the other machine is but it isn't likely the feet interchange
    I have both slant foot machines (301, 403) and low shank 'straight' foot machines (66, 15-91s) and the feet are not interchangable between the two types. (um and there are LOTS and lots of folks on this thread/board that have way more machines and experience than I do!) They'll tell you the same.

    Actually, there are at least 4 styles of basic machine feet that I know of (snap on, low shank, high shank, slant) but there are probably many more, especially with newer machines.

    But, in regards to the old style/vintage machines, there are readily available feet out there made to fit each style. Learn which style/type your machine calls for. Then it's a case of reading the ebay descriptions very carefully - some of those descriptions are vague!

    Perhaps you can contact the seller and offer an exchange? You'll send back the foot that doesn't fit, if s/he will send you the slant version? Was it a special type of zipper foot? I have several sets of 301 feet, and some extras... if I have a z foot you can use, I'll gladly send it to you...
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    Old 05-02-2011, 09:06 AM
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    Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Elizabeth that is a really nice Model 127 Sphinx decaled machine! I am using my Sphinx for piecing right now in my sewing room -- that machine will sew through a jean flat felt seam like butter! It won't skip a stitch! Very powerful machine. Just keep it well oiled and grease the foot pedal on the treadle occasionally!

    Irishrose AND Baysidegal, I can't bring myself to part out my new 66-6, I will just have to find a foot pedal to use with it! I wish it had reverse, not new enough, then I'd put it in a treadle to use! I have enough treadles without reverse now - I don't need another one! Nancy
    Elizabeth... love your machine. I have TWO 127s, both Eqyptian decals. One I'm going to keep electric, the other I'm going to treadle. (eventually!). I love them. Both were machines bought by friend's grandmothers... loved... sewed with lots... and both purr from being so well taken care of. Decals a little fuzzy... but they've seen lots of cloth under those needles!

    Nancy... you can get a foot pedal for the the 66-6 off ebay. I ended up rewiring the old one, but then also bought a 'new' foot pedal with the 66 cord set - so that I can use it with finer control. I love best the knee lever operation, so I leave the old foot pedal in the cabinet hooked into the knee operation. But when I have the need to change out machine heads, I'll just plug in that 66-6 on the regular 66 cord/pedal and use it on the table. Works fine. On that backtack... I learned to start my stitching on a scrap piece, then holding firmly, sew onto the real project fabric (this makes tiny stitches, almost like a backtack, without bunching up the fabric). It works, and is now second nature to me. I LOVE my granny's 66-6 machine. No, it doesn't have reverse, but man, can I sew boat canvas with it!
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    Old 05-02-2011, 09:10 AM
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    The Brother "Neopolitan" on my local Craigslist has been reduced to $60! If anyone is interested & would like for me to check it out for you...let me know.
    http://fresno.craigslist.org/hsh/2357967523.html

    $60 Brother "Neopolitan" w/ Cabinet
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