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

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    Okay DH's Singer 503A he got me today is having problems with the feed dogs. Even though the lever is where it to be for straight stitch, the foot does not not touch the feed dogs to move the fabric. Is this something I can fix or do I have to bite the bullet and haul it to the sew & vac guy? What am I looking for?

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    I have a 500 and the wiring to the light is toast. Is that something that is fixable? My husband doesn't think it's a job he can tackle. He will change the plug and cord on it as that is worn.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    I sent you some photos of the 201 that fell into my car today. How can you tell if it's a potted motor? The faceplate is scrolled. Anne
    Lovely 201. It's a potted motor if it's enclosed in a 'pot' (like yours!) and mounted up high off the back of the machine. It's got to be for the 201s, because a gear comes directly off the motor and into the drive shaft, with no belt whatsoever. It's a gear driven machine. The belt driven machines (not 201s...) have external motors that sit on the base behind the tower, and a belt connects them to the drive shaft.

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    Billy, good to see you in the shop again. Did you say you got a Sears Kenmore? If so, what model is it? I may have parts for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    I sent you some photos of the 201 that fell into my car today. How can you tell if it's a potted motor? The faceplate is scrolled. Anne
    That's a great 201 with a potted motor. Wish something like that would fall into my car. :-)

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    So glad to hear that you could be in your shop today!

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    here's my new baby

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    oops I can't find the picture
    I'll try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    I sent you some photos of the 201 that fell into my car today. How can you tell if it's a potted motor? The faceplate is scrolled. Anne
    See the back of the machine and where the motor is? that looked just like the cooking pots from days of yore and thats how they got the name "Potted Motor".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    Billy, good to see you in the shop again. Did you say you got a Sears Kenmore? If so, what model is it? I may have parts for you.
    I never looked to see what it was yet, its from the early to mid 60's there abouts.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Well sorta of a disaster area, the entire state is very thirsty. We've had very little rain since October.
    It looks like it may rain and then all the storms pass us by. We have huge cracks in the ground, soon we'll be on water restrictions.
    Well, you can have some of mine. We set records for April, and came close to records for all months, and let me tell you it rains here a LOT in a typical April. However, we'll be in a drought by July. Love this KY weather.

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    Glad to hear so many of the regulars are checking in so that
    we know everyone on the QB survived all these storms.
    Even had some here in Ontario around us.

    Re: My "new treadle" Singer model 128 There is a hole beside my thread holder as if another thread spool shold be there. A 1910 machine didn't hold 2 spools so what should be in that hole????
    Need to buy bobbins, feet and other stuff too after I get it cleaned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Hey guys who do you think will make the post that takes the thread to 1000 pages? :-D :-D :-D

    Billy
    I'm betting on Nancy. She's our resident ambassador.

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    Hooray! 1000 pages! WooHoo!

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    and I would be wrong!! Who knew I'd already taken it over the top??
    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Hey guys who do you think will make the post that takes the thread to 1000 pages? :-D :-D :-D

    Billy
    I'm betting on Nancy. She's our resident ambassador.

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    Congrats on 1000 pages!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ok here we go again. This is my 'new' Elna - I'm hoping the picture comes up this time
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    She only uses single discs the flat ones work the best
    She has a very nice stitch. She could easily be a free arm - just would have to swap plates with a free arm plate

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    Miriam that is a nice Elana and I like the fact that you can change it out to a free arm if you want. I hope that someone here can tell you something about it or send you to the right spot.

    Billy

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    WOW 1000 pages!!!!

    I never thought it would go this far and I am thrilled to know that it has!!! Thank you everyone for making the shop what it is today!!!

    Billy

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    Gee Billy, I thought your letter was making the 1000 which
    I thought you deserved --just never know where these letters are going to end up --sometimes mine go to cyberspace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    WOW 1000 pages!!!!
    I never thought it would go this far and I am thrilled to know that it has!!! Thank you everyone for making the shop what it is today!!!
    Billy
    Billy; I don't know about anyone else but I enjoy the sharing of the knowledge and of our lives and events in them. Plus the coffee's pretty good. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mornigstar
    Gee Billy, I thought your letter was making the 1000 which
    I thought you deserved --just never know where these letters are going to end up --sometimes mine go to cyberspace.
    I had the 500th page and MizJohnny has the 1000th page, now we need to figure out who has the title to the 1500th page!!

    Billy

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    Oh yeah the thread is only a year and 5 days old! That has to be a record in its self!!

    Billy

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    Lostn51]WOW 1000 pages!!!!

    I never thought it would go this far and I am thrilled to know that it has!!! Thank you everyone for making the shop what it is today!!!

    Nice to see you back on the board Billy. Awesome that we have reached a thousand pages. Glad everyone is safe from all the storms.


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