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Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!

LeilaMay

Re: Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2017, 13:07:35 PM »
In the handle section, under the stop motion wheel, there's a washer which has a right right up and a wrong way. It also has a right side OUT - the two little lugs should pint outwards always. But if you took it out, and turned it through 180 degrees and then reassembled, it should work. Arrow is right, having the machine end tilted away from you at this point will enable you to work with the washer without it keep slipping out when you try to put the silver stop motion wheel back in place.

I'm sure we can find a youtube of this if you'd like to see it done before you begin?

As for the burnt thumb, have you considered fitting an LED corn bulb? That should be bright but cold.

best wishes
Leila

Where did all these vintage machines come from?

Sewsuzie

Re: Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2017, 13:29:18 PM »
In the handle section, under the stop motion wheel, there's a washer which has a right right up and a wrong way. It also has a right side OUT - the two little lugs should pint outwards always. But if you took it out, and turned it through 180 degrees and then reassembled, it should work. Arrow is right, having the machine end tilted away from you at this point will enable you to work with the washer without it keep slipping out when you try to put the silver stop motion wheel back in place.

I'm sure we can find a youtube of this if you'd like to see it done before you begin?

As for the burnt thumb, have you considered fitting an LED corn bulb? That should be bright but cold.

best wishes
Leila

Thanks Arrow and LeilaMay, I have done this before, on my 128k handcrank, but so long ago I'd need to refresh my memory before starting. I just don't have the time to tinker with any of them at the moment, so I'll have forgotten it needs doing by the next time I want to use it.
I have thought about replacing the bulb with led and on my featherweights, but again, they only get used occasionally and I need to learn to keep my hands away. I know they get hot, so only myself to blame.
Back on the modern machine and overlocker now, altering sequinned Lycra dancewear. Enjoyed this morning a lot more, doing  :trousers: :trousers: :trousers: :trousers: on the oldie  :).

Suzie  :vintage:
Never let your sewing machine know you're in a hurry 😉

arrow

Re: Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2017, 13:31:01 PM »
For some reason I never burned my hands on the Singer lamps, but I know it's possible. To be completely honest I have to admit I burned my hands on a Singer lamp with a large lumpy glass lens; but it was when taking the cover lens on and off, trying to adjust it. These days I have bought LED bulbs from ebay, (B15 sockets need to be searched for). I'm not in a hurry to replace the old bulbs that work, but a pluss with less heat is I can now have the glass lens in place on my 201, it just got too hot with the old type bulb. The open type light have never had any issues with heat on my machines.

I'm impressed with the pile of jeans legs you have sorted out, I usually only do one pair at a time. The 99 is small but rather sturdy. It usualy stitches over the bumps with out fuzz too, there are a few difficult spots, those things you run the belt through, and where the seams join in the crotch; especially before the first seam is in place.
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Sewsuzie

Re: Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2017, 13:54:15 PM »
I'm impressed with the pile of jeans legs you have sorted out, I usually only do one pair at a time. The 99 is small but rather sturdy. It usualy stitches over the bumps with out fuzz too, there are a few difficult spots, those things you run the belt through, and where the seams join in the crotch; especially before the first seam is in place.

It was only 4 pairs for a customer, looked more impressive than it was. If they were mine, I'd still be wearing them folded up  ;), oh, just looked down and I am wearing an old pair with folded up hems. Tut, tut! Not a good advert for my business! :D
Thanks for the info on led bulbs. Will have a look soon.

Suzie  :vintage:
Never let your sewing machine know you're in a hurry 😉

b15erk

Re: Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2017, 16:15:02 PM »
Suzie, you've just reminded me what a lovely machine the 99k is.  I'll be giving mine an airing very soon!

So many machines, so little time..... ;)

:vintage: :) :vintage:
Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Sewsuzie

Re: Show and tell time - lets see some oldies!
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2017, 16:37:38 PM »

So many machines, so little time..... ;)

:vintage: :) :vintage:
Jessie

I know, Jessie  ;). I've started to compile a list of mine with photos and dates, but it's getting to some of them that's the problem........ or is it just owning too many that's the problem?  -<

Suzie  :vintage:
Never let your sewing machine know you're in a hurry 😉