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PostSubject: Re: Basic sewing machine info   Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:03 pm

Thanks for the history Gimpy.... lovehearts 

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PostSubject: Re: Basic sewing machine info   Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:13 pm

I have several of the long bobbin machines, they're called shuttle bobbins. Then I have several Singer 66s which are round drop in bobbins. The real workhorses are the round vertical bobbins, yes I have several of those. If you ever need to clean and oil an old machine, go to 'quiltingboard.com to the vintage machine thread and look at Muv's video. You tube has a bunch of videos for more complicated work.

I love to tear them down, clean and oil, and make them sew like the champions they were made to be. Love them. Also want to hurt those people at the junk shop that are spray painting them with neon colors. I mean covering the tension assembly, the flywheel, bobbin cover, everything with thick coats of paint. Philistines! I hope the people buying those perversions drop them on their toes. (The old gals only weigh about 35 lbs.)
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PostSubject: Re: Basic sewing machine info   Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:44 am

Who on earth would paint their machine neon?? What is wrong with a brain to even think of doing that in the first place? What is wrong with a brain to think of copying someone who did that? As for dropping on their toes, well, as someone who got their toe impaled by their heavy all metal Elna, I can say from experience - it hurts!!! (& dont ever let a Dr sew you up without aneasthetic!)

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PostSubject: Re: Basic sewing machine info   Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:45 am

Oh I forgot, I guess my Kmart Klunker passes the basic test, Laura used it today, the first time she has ever used a machine and it didnt take long for her to be able to control the speed and work at a nice slow rate.

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PostSubject: Re: Basic sewing machine info   Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:17 am

Thanks Red....I'll do that!

That's interesting about the company "distributions"....wonder if that affects the reliability?
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