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Old 08-12-2013, 02:55 PM
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I got me another machine yesterday a Grover and Baker Sn: 363694 MDL 9 made around 1860 The last patten date is June 22,1852 so it came after this date sometime. I need a source for a manual or at least the needle size and threading instructions. If anyone can help please(maybe Steve the skeeter)
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:18 PM
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from Crys at Needlebar regarding my G&B Lockstitch
"I don't know what needle this model uses but G&B used 3 kinds of non-curved needles. So one of them should work in your machine. There is a flat shank needle known as the G&B 19. It is just about impossible to find and I don't know of any equivalents. It is 1 7/8 inches long and the flat part of the shank is very small. i.e. it's shankless. It's not much bigger than the shaft of the needle.

G&B also used 2 kinds of round shank needles. One is the 13x1 and the other is the 2x1. For the 2x1 you should be able to use LAx361."

I have put in a Boye #2 and it works great.

also, based on this serial number DB
http://fiddlebase.jimdo.com/american...-grover-baker/
(the webmaster says it was pulled from the digital copy of grace coopers book on the Smithsonian site)

mine which is serial number 340205 dates to 1871.

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:42 PM
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Steve do you have thrading instructions for the 9 The flat side goes to the bar or away from the bar. I have some no #2 I will try. What direction to you thread the needle left to right ? from the front? Thanks for the info Steve
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long groove away from shuttle, thread left to right (that is what I am doing, I have no manual either)

These wacky machines have something that I have NEVER seen on a VS or TS machine... The curved slide track for the shuttle is a bolt-in arrangement that is "adjustable" yikes....

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Old 08-12-2013, 04:56 PM
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Yes Steve I did pay attention to the adjustable slide track arrangement. Yikes is right. I hope I never have to adjust that thing. Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:31 PM
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Glenn, Spectacular Machine... (and I'm Envious). Beautiful, Beautiful, and more Beautiful!!!
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Skip, you have one of those lovely ladies as well?? It's a beauty..... keep us posted on her progress. She looks pretty great right now but I know you'll put the magic touch on her.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:01 AM
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Hello, I have a Pfaff Treadle machine. The serial number tells us that the machine was made ​​in 1902 (http://www.ismacs.net/pfaff/pfaff_ma...ure_dates.html).
But I don't understand what model is this? And how much is this sewing machine?
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:27 AM
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By the way, the machine in working condition.
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I am starting work on a Free Westinghouse that was in a cabinet. It has the strangest knee controller I have seen. Before yesterday, I had not even seen a picture of this one.
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