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    Old 05-06-2011, 04:26 PM
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    Originally Posted by Weedwoman
    Went through the bobbins I had for the 306k and I think only one of them were vintage, the other 4 seem 'fatter' and their thread holes are larger. Anyway, I put the vintage one back in and it did 'snap' and I was able to sew without breaking thread or cussing. I guess now my quest will be to find a few more vintage bobbins for it as I hate having only one bobbin for a machine. Anybody have any to sell?
    A ha! Not funny. My 66-6 is like that. I finally, segregated my vintage 66 bobbins that came with the machine... and keep them with the machine. The others jam something fierce. Yet they are almost identical to my eye. I don't have any 306 bobbins that I know of, sounds like an ebay crawl is coming your way...
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    Old 05-06-2011, 04:28 PM
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    Originally Posted by purplefiend
    http://cgi.ebay.com/25-Rotary-Bobbin...item27ba172108

    I have ordered parts from him previously and is a good seller.
    Sharon W.
    Thanks, Sharon for the the seller info and the recommendation...
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    Old 05-06-2011, 04:35 PM
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    Can anyone point me to a site to get a free manual for a 1908 Minnesota Model A Davis was the manufacturer. Understand the became a Sears brand after 1910?
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    Old 05-06-2011, 04:37 PM
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    Originally Posted by tomilu
    Here is the freebie DH came home with. Singer Golden Touch and Swear 640. It did clean up nice, but is missing the 5 prong cord and slide plate. My slide plate for the 401 fits it, but I don't want to rob the 401. The plastic gears seem ok, but won't know until I get it running. I was able to download a manual for the 600s and instructions for threading and bobbin winding for this model. Now to locate the parts.
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    I'm thinking you can buy those cords from Jenny at sewclassicblog - she has good prices and good service.
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    Old 05-06-2011, 04:38 PM
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    http://neworleans.craigslist.org/atq/2365572119.html

    This one just might want to find a cozy home with me. I really like the cabinet. Says it is a singer.....
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    Old 05-06-2011, 05:01 PM
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    HELP - I have a lovely 15-91. Just gave her a good cleaning (inside and out per Billy's tute) and she sews like a charm. HOWEVER, the minute that I loosen the thumb screw to lower the feed dogs....no more sewing! She makes a feeble attempt and catches about every 10th stitch, but I cannot do FMQ at all! I have the FMQ foot on, the presser foot is lowered, I'm holding the fabric tight and low...... The minute I raise the feed dogs up, she sews fine again.

    Any hints?

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    Old 05-06-2011, 05:08 PM
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    Originally Posted by San Diego Quilter
    HELP - I have a lovely 15-91. Just gave her a good cleaning (inside and out per Billy's tute) and she sews like a charm. HOWEVER, the minute that I loosen the thumb screw to lower the feed dogs....no more sewing! She makes a feeble attempt and catches about every 10th stitch, but I cannot do FMQ at all! I have the FMQ foot on, the presser foot is lowered, I'm holding the fabric tight and low...... The minute I raise the feed dogs up, she sews fine again.

    Any hints?

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    Linda
    When the feed dogs are lowered you have to move the fabric or it won't sew. I have a 15-90 that I treadle and it does fmq
    with no problems at all. I use a 90/14 top stitch needle and that seems to help too.
    Sharon W.
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    Old 05-06-2011, 05:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by Grandmother23
    http://neworleans.craigslist.org/atq/2365572119.html

    This one just might want to find a cozy home with me. I really like the cabinet. Says it is a singer.....
    I don't think its a Singer. The cabinet is like none I've ever seen.
    Very interesting.
    Sharon W.
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    Old 05-06-2011, 06:22 PM
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    Old 05-06-2011, 07:01 PM
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    Very nice finds on the "new" machines!! So pretty and giving me the gotta find one fever. There are several garage sales in my area tomorrow, and I am on the hunt. I know one treadle is out there, but I haven't seen it yet. I already have 3 sphinxes so hope it is something I don't already have. I, like so many board members, am on a sewing machine diet, and am trying to only get what I don't already have. You never know though, if the price is right, it is hard to let one get by even if you already have one. Have a good weekend everyone!!

    P.S. Thanks, tomilu for your help.
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