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Old 07-30-2010, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BoJangles
Billy here are the pictures. This machine is in great shape. The number is 3171412 -- I sent a picture, but hard to read with my camera -- I couldn't get a clear picture.

The bobbin winder is just kinda stuck on the back -- not sure how to work it -- it must attach to the main belt?

The tension disk is on the front on the machine towards the top. The front of the machine has decals instead of a face plate. I have no idea how to thread this machine.

The bobbin is very narrow and just slides over a little handle into the bobbin case -- the bobbin does not have a removable case.

Very interesting!

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This is not a 1879 machine.....its around 1910.

You have a VERY NICE Singer 9W!!! I have one to but it is not as perfect as yours. The machine was made from left over parts from Wheeler and Wilson when Singer bought them out. A very nice and rare machine!!

The needles are hard to come by and are expensive but it takes a Boye 18.

Here is mine and I have not even cleaned it up yet but I lover her!!

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Old 07-30-2010, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Lostn51
Originally Posted by BoJangles
Billy here are the pictures. This machine is in great shape. The number is 3171412 -- I sent a picture, but hard to read with my camera -- I couldn't get a clear picture.


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This is not a 1879 machine.....its around 1910.

You have a VERY NICE Singer 9W!!! I have one to but it is not as perfect as yours. The machine was made from left over parts from Wheeler and Wilson when Singer bought them out. A very nice and rare machine!!

The needles are hard to come by and are expensive but it takes a Boye 18.

Here is mine and I have not even cleaned it up yet but I lover her!!

Billy
Wow, so the serial number 3171412 is wrong for this machine?

I don't understand because I thought all machines made after 1900 started with a letter?

Anyway, I am glad I sent in the pictures -- I was pretty wowed when you said it was from 1879!

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Old 07-30-2010, 09:23 PM
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It looks like the sphinx decal. Part of that Egyptian thing Billy has mentioned.

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I have been looking at a model 27 Singer treadle. These pictures aren't clear but can anyone tell what the decal is? :-D
Yes, it's the Sphinx decal. I just got one a couple weeks ago, they are gorgeous.
I decided not to get it. The guy sent incomplete replies back several times and a close up of about a 3" square of the decal just above the serial number.... A little weird so I will wait for another to come along.
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:20 AM
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Singer 301A Hog-Tied shuttle area . . .

I found the 301 I wanted and brought it home last night.

The bobbin and shuttle race area were all bound up with many many wrappings of thread.

HELP! I have been all over the web for the past two hours. I have found the user's manual, but can't get an adjuster's manual except by pay/mail.

I plan to buy one, but need to know just one thing this week.

I got all the thread I can see cut and pulled out, but I think more is behind the shuttle/race rotary thing.

I have never taken this type apart before.

Any advice for getting in and out quickly without throwing timing off and such?

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This is not a 1879 machine.....its around 1910.

You have a VERY NICE Singer 9W!!! I have one to but it is not as perfect as yours. The machine was made from left over parts from Wheeler and Wilson when Singer bought them out. A very nice and rare machine!!

The needles are hard to come by and are expensive but it takes a Boye 18.

Here is mine and I have not even cleaned it up yet but I lover her!!

Billy[/quote]

Billy this is very confusing, but I love this machine! Can you explain the numbering -- why there is no letter in front of the number? I am trying to understand how you can tell it is 1910 instead of 1879.

Billy you said it is a 9W is that what I look for -- for the manual?

This machine is very confusing for me -- I can't see how to thread it --there is a little thing that sticks out on the front face bottom right-- it has a metal thing that points down -- what is that -- it has a wire on it that seems to be broken or lose on one side! Is yours like that?

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Old 07-31-2010, 05:11 AM
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Nancy, check out this site: http://needlebar.org/main~nb/manuals/singer9w/index.html
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Nancy, check out this site: http://needlebar.org/main~nb/manuals/singer9w/index.html
Thank you Weedwoman! I got the manual printed out! This machine threads weird!

I have been searching for the needles Billy said I needed - Boyle 18 -- can't find them? Any ideas?

THANK YOU AGAIN!

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Look for Boye needles instead.

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Nancy, check out this site: http://needlebar.org/main~nb/manuals/singer9w/index.html
Thank you Weedwoman! I got the manual printed out! This machine threads weird!

I have been searching for the needles Billy said I needed - Boyle 18 -- can't find them? Any ideas?

THANK YOU AGAIN!

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[quote=dunster]Look for Boye needles instead.


Ok I googled Boye sewing machine needles and the only thing I can come up with is vintage needles.

Billy can I get new/reproduced/some kind of Schmetz needle that will work on the 9W machine?

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[quote=BoJangles]
Originally Posted by dunster
Look for Boye needles instead.


Ok I googled Boye sewing machine needles and the only thing I can come up with is vintage needles.

Billy can I get new/reproduced/some kind of Schmetz needle that will work on the 9W machine?

Nancy
Charlee gave us some numbers to work with for these machines but they are not exactly the same needle. The dimensions are right but you have to time the needle before you use the machine because they are industrial needles. I am still trying to locate them so I can try them out to see if they work like we think they will.

This is one of the disadvantages of owning a vintage machine is the needles are sometimes out of production and you have to go to the needle book and start doing the math. A lot of the machines use a curved needle and you have to heat them up and bend the needles to match the originals once you find the right size needle.

But the 9W is a completely different machine that anything Singer built. It is just left over parts from W&W after they bought them out. The handwheel turns the opposite from the Singer machines so try to remember that one otherwise you will be breaking thread and possibly bending the hook assembly.

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