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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    I think I have been voluntold plenty too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I think I have been voluntold plenty too.
    Same here. It usually sucks, too.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Chris, your bag of goodies sounds good too. At least you will have the things you need and will use.
    Have fun at the bag party.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I think I have been voluntold plenty too.
    Oh yeah - that's Herself's MO all over. Saying no is guaranteed to be more painful than whatever the task I've just been voluntold for

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    Chris, That would make it a Painfulvolintoldrefusal. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Chris, your bag of goodies sounds good too. At least you will have the things you need and will use.
    Have fun at the bag party.
    I went with a pretty lilac fabric DH bought for me plus the box of vintage class 15 bobbins. It was a good decision b/c no one had thought to do anything for me. Lesson learned on my end.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Chris, That would make it a Painfulvolintoldrefusal. LOL!
    That would be terrible and I bet health insurance doesn't cover that type of thing. Besides,l docs are stingy with pain meds unless it's Tylenol.
    Chris
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    Attachment 373436Found this yesterday . $29 at Savers. Anyone know much about it? Model 21e. It's adorable!
    I have one just like it, including the case. Love this little super heavy machine! I paid $65 for mine and brought it home and it didn't run. The bobbin winder was wacky and I had to have a guy look it over for me. He works on anything with the HV name! $25 later I have it back. I think it is a really really cool machine! (I haven't used it much other than to know it sews, but I love looking at it!) If I had a bigger sewing room, I'd have five or six machine out and ready to sew! I have 3 out, but couldn't fit another in!
    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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    When I opened the case, sitting there, on the floor of the thrift store, I was pretty excited. So cute. I thought it was missing it's foot, but I later found it in the case. It has no other attachments, but it runs well and it was fun finding out what all the knobs did. I watched videos on youtube last night. I didn't see my exact machine, just the 21 and the 21A, but they are similar enough. Next time I have to travel with a machine, this is the one I'm taking. I love the big extended surface along with the skinny free arm it has. There was another one, a Singer hiding in a Kenmore case for $39, but this one was so cute, I couldn't resist. ...still thinking about that Singer though.

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    Been busy and haven't checked in for a while. On a little visit to a friends house we went junking and I got an old machine in a mission style cabinet. Was so happy to find it and DH has already fixed all the things that needed fixed and got the old machine running great. I also picked up a Singer Merritt 2404 at a thrift shop but it has only one cam. Can anybody tell me if cams from any other machine will work in this machine? I will so appreciate any info that can be offered.

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    Weedwoman, I just went through this myself. This should help. http://en.allexperts.com/q/Sewing-32...04-machine.htm
    Quote Originally Posted by Weedwoman View Post
    Been busy and haven't checked in for a while. On a little visit to a friends house we went junking and I got an old machine in a mission style cabinet. Was so happy to find it and DH has already fixed all the things that needed fixed and got the old machine running great. I also picked up a Singer Merritt 2404 at a thrift shop but it has only one cam. Can anybody tell me if cams from any other machine will work in this machine? I will so appreciate any info that can be offered.

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    Well, I've been out spending money again... I found a Phoenix. This machine is pretty cool - made in Germany - 1950s
    it has a cam stack - I find it similar to the Singer 319 in some ways. I took pics but I don't know if they will post.
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    The bobbin has a flip down cover the case and bobbin ride in. Whole area is full of lint.
    There is a lever on the back to push as the lever for the disks is pushed to select design stitches
    There is no manual but I found a sales brochure in wonderful condition.
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    What ever it shows up so far. I'm almost afraid to post any more pictures on this page. I'd like to show off the back of the machine a bit though.
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    Weedwoman - glad you found some good junk - I have no trouble locating perfectly good junk.

    We've been fighting with the drunk guy's insurance - (hit our son a couple weeks ago) they think our car is worth junk price or trade in value or something. We can't find one like it for sale very easily. way too much drama around here.
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    The Phoenix linty bobbin area:
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    Maybe I will get lucky and the back of the machine picture will come up.
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    Cam stack moves - reader stays put.
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    The under side.
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    I haven't figured out everything yet - I think there maybe some more tricks to the bobbin than I have figured out. When I stitch it loops big time bobbin side of the fabric. I adjusted the tension and it feels right but still big loops. I'm thinking there maybe some thing I didn't catch on the bobbin. I'll have to get to it later.
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    Ah Miriam. Your Phoenix pics posted here instead of on the Phoenix thread. Yeah, I spend too much time here. I am wondering if the Phoenix wants a very tight bobbin tension? Sort of like the Necchi Lydia I am fighting with. I have the same problem with Naughty Lydia, beautiful top stitch with big loopys and the bobbin side. She is currently in "time out" under the sewing table till I figure out how to correct her tension issues.

    Wow, look at that drive belt underneath. Yep, those girls are "iron maidens" for sure.
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    Miriam,

    The bobbin is similar to the one on my Wilcox and Gibbs industrial lock stitch machine. It has a weird convoluted method of threading it. Is it possible you've missed a step or a hole in threading this one?

    My wife says the cams should just slide over the knurled knob over the other cams. I think the knurled knob should unscrew to switch the cams. We're just guessing.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Miriam,

    The bobbin is similar to the one on my Wilcox and Gibbs industrial lock stitch machine. It has a weird convoluted method of threading it. Is it possible you've missed a step or a hole in threading this one?

    My wife says the cams should just slide over the knurled knob over the other cams. I think the knurled knob should unscrew to switch the cams. We're just guessing.

    Joe
    I'm guessing something like that - I hate to force them off - I don't want anything to break. A manual would help.
    As far as the bobbin goes - There is a slit - got that then it clicks in - in one of the pics there is a little loop - I'm wondering if I missed that loop.
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    The bobbin area has a door that latches. Finger is on the latch. The bobbin goes in the bobbin case and thread goes through then that whole thing just sets there then close the latch. I'm sure there is more to this... I don't have a manual. The bobbin thread makes magnificent loops - wow... probably how chenille bed spreads got invented or something... another pic of the bobbin case.Attachment 373745
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    The bobbin case from the bobbin side
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    The empty bobbin case:
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    sure is one dirty bobbin area...
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