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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    If you are reffering to the yellow brother I post awhile back-mine is a Brother Galaxie 1361, sorry I haven't investigated anymore then that. I haven't been able to get it run smoothly so it sorta got pushed to the side for a while but now you have brought up I think I might attempt to work on her again.She runs for a few minutes then the hand wheel stops turning, motor still runs...open to suggestions, please.
    If the foot controller or motor is not too hot, I would invest in some Tri-Flow oil. It sounds like it has oil in there that is still gummy or you missed an oiling point or two.
    I also agree with your response about the machine prices. It all depends on where you live. A friend of mine has a cabin in a vacation spot a good distance from his home. Machines are cheap up there and he has picked up a few and brought them back and sold them here where they sell for a bit more. I should load up the car and go to New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    If the foot controller or motor is not too hot, I would invest in some Tri-Flow oil. It sounds like it has oil in there that is still gummy or you missed an oiling point or two.
    I also agree with your response about the machine prices. It all depends on where you live. A friend of mine has a cabin in a vacation spot a good distance from his home. Machines are cheap up there and he has picked up a few and brought them back and sold them here where they sell for a bit more. I should load up the car and go to New York.
    ~G~
    Grant thanks so much for the advise, I have let the machine sit for awhile after I oiled it, I will have to go back and see if that helps. Thanks again.
    Dee Lowe
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    Grant thanks so much for the advise, I have let the machine sit for awhile after I oiled it, I will have to go back and see if that helps. Thanks again.
    It often helps to be patient. I call it putting them in a "Time Out". If a machine is seized up, I just oil it all up and let it sit for a while. I hear that heat from a blow dryer can help things along too.
    ~G~

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    The Singer 66 is just beautiful. Does it work? Do you use it?

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    It often helps to be patient. I call it putting them in a "Time Out". If a machine is seized up, I just oil it all up and let it sit for a while. I hear that heat from a blow dryer can help things along too.
    ~G~


    Grant, these lil old ladies [ sewing machines] are teaching me patience's-lol
    Dee Lowe
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    never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry...
    Oh Miriam, so very true...as I approach a machine I need to work on I say to it " now I am going to give you alittle love today and we will get along" lol
    Dee Lowe
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    I like the idea of time out with the Tri-Flow. That one cracks me up.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi View Post
    It often helps to be patient. I call it putting them in a "Time Out". If a machine is seized up, I just oil it all up and let it sit for a while.
    ~G~
    Wish I'd thought of this trick; groan......After cleaning and oiling my latest 99 it made the most hideous graunching noises when I tried to run it. I was convinced it had seized up big time so I rushed it to a mechanic who works on vintage machines with the feeling of impending doom and disaster upon me. Approx. 10 weeks later (yes, blooming 10 weeks and 2 phone calls later), I collect my machine, pay my bill (groan) only to realise that it just needed to "sit" and soak up its' new oil and happiness for a while. On the up side, the machine did get a "once over" and the belt adjusted but................

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    New to QB and to treadle machines, just got my first oneName:  IMG_1073.JPG
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    A Singer 66-1 1922 G9281876 with a booklet and a few feet and 8 bobbins. I need help getting the belt off the wheel so I can put the head down. I moved the belt shifter but it did not lift off the wheel?
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    Is the belt really tight then? If you move the belt shifter across and then rotate the wheel towards you with your hand you should be able to flick the belt off.

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    Do I flick the belt off at the hand wheel or below by the belt shifter? The belt is snug, maybe I got it too tight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windblown View Post
    Do I flick the belt off at the hand wheel or below by the belt shifter? The belt is snug, maybe I got it too tight?
    Yay I tried again and turned untill this tab on the large wheel hooked it a lifted it off. Wheeu.

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    Karen/Windblown,
    Welcome to the wonderful world of vintage sewing machines. I like using my treadle machines, I have 4; one of them look just like your red eye Singer.
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Karen/Windblown,
    Welcome to the wonderful world of vintage sewing machines. I like using my treadle machines, I have 4; one of them look just like your red eye Singer.
    Sharon
    Thank you for the welcome I love this little girl already. Just so much fun and memories for me. my next quilt blocks will be pieced on this one. I would have more if I had the space. I do have an old Elna grasshoper of my Grandmothers that I'm going to fix up next, I never knew there were so many resources available on the net for sewing machines!
    ~Karen

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    Welcome! You sure seem to have the joy of spirit that this board is known for. Looking forward to your future discoveries.

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    New Singer 99? I think

    This is the Crinkle Singer 99-maybe 31? That I got from GW $26, I'll need some help to I dentify this one for sure. I will post more on the flip sideName:  IMG_1138.JPG
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    for sure a 99

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    I thought only a 66 has that white stitch length slider. That's not a 66?

    eta: Nope, the 99 can have a slider like that. How to ID a 99: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/08/vi...ingers_16.html

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    That A / B ratio is 50/50 on a 99 but not on a 66. And I think a flat faceplate is only on the 99s.
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    MadCow333 thank you so much for this blog I have been enjoying it very much!

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    Hi Everyone,
    My 1947 Singer Featherweight came home from Arkansas today, her new "dress" is dark metal flake purple; even the foot control is purple. :l) Gerald Holmes painted it, its beautiful!
    Sharon Weaver
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    maybe it is my monitor, but the second pic make it look almost black....

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    Sharon, I like the color-very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    My 1947 Singer Featherweight came home from Arkansas today, her new "dress" is dark metal flake purple
    Looks gorgeous Sharon. I really like the colours when they're darker, as it seems more at home on a machine that's originally black. I also think the pale pastels look beautiful too as they look like they could have been original. I'm still getting used to the Featherweights I've seen that are mid-tone brights... although I firmly believe you should do whatever makes you happy! Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of her makeover

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    Nice color choice Sharon!

    from a fellow purple lover

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