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Old 08-23-2010, 07:30 PM
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I just saw one of the green grasshoppers on ebay - but not the same model if you're interested.....
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:04 PM
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[quote=Lostn51
Okay its really simple if you look at it like this.........

Look at the needlebar from the top and think of it like a compass. The back of the machine is North, the pillar side is East, You sew from the South, and the faceplate is on the West.

You want to time the needle to where the hole runs East-West like they normally do. If the needle is timed a little to the northeast or the southeast it will mess up the hook.

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Ok Billy, this post needs to be put somewhere we can all find it when we need to put a needle in the W/W machines! You make it sound very easy and logical.

Thank you

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Cindy Lou Who
I just saw one of the green grasshoppers on ebay - but not the same model if you're interested.....
Thanks for letting me know. I am a little hesitant to buy without seeing and touching plus the shipping is often deathly. Also too many people's machines seem to get damaged in the mail. I am currently focussing on craiglist so we can check it out before buying. Sometimes pictures are hard to see what shape the machine is in.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:14 PM
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All, here is my latest almost finish project using Billy's tutorial. I need to do the electrical before I can try it. I will do a seperate post on that subject.

What I learned. You can rub the shellac off with the goop. I stayed away from the decals so they are okay. But the bed looks bad with the remnants of the shellac. That is okay with me as not sure that I will keep this one....like Billy says, it has one of those tails. ;-)

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:40 PM
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I have a Singer 301 that I realy like. I find myself looking at other slantomatic machines 401, 404, 500 etc. Do I need another one? Right now there is a 404 for $100.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by quilt addict
All, here is my latest almost finish project using Billy's tutorial.
I never heard of a 'World's Rotary.' Is that the brand -- I know so little about these vintage machines!

Love the pictures! Do you know the age of this machine?

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Old 08-24-2010, 12:14 AM
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It is a wonderful addiction. Dh has joined me and we have the best of times with the vintage machines.[/quote]

I agree, my DH and I are doing estate sales, yard sales on Saturday's now and having a blast looking for vintage sewing machines! We have even been doing antique eporiums and thrift stores -- I really look forward to Saturday's now!

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Old 08-24-2010, 04:35 AM
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[quote=BoJanglesI never heard of a 'World's Rotary.' Is that the brand -- I know so little about these vintage machines!

Love the pictures! Do you know the age of this machine?

Nancy[/quote]

I didn't know anything a few months ago either. It has been fun learning. I just try to pick up ones other than Singer unless I find a really good deal on one just to be different.

I beleive this was made by White. But don't know the age yet. It is not as easy to find the records as it is for Singer. But I will put a call into White today and see if I can get a start.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:52 AM
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Okay, the lady e-mailed me that the machine is a 241-3. Serial Number: AG451979. Not sure what needles this one will take. Can you sew upholstery fabric, like for cars using this machine. We have a 1948 Dodge that we are restoring and I want to do the upholstery. Will this machine do that? Also, would $250 be out of line for this machine? Have to go look at it tomorrow, if it will work for what I want to do. Thanks.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BoJangles
Originally Posted by quilt addict
All, here is my latest almost finish project using Billy's tutorial.
I never heard of a 'World's Rotary.' Is that the brand -- I know so little about these vintage machines!

Love the pictures! Do you know the age of this machine?

Nancy
The slide plate that is shaped like a t-shirt is a dead giveaway that this machine was made by White.
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