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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6672
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 12 8:39 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Mine is 1921. Where would I get it overhauled- I think the lower tension needs attention (as with the modern Singers I've owned) (is this a Singer fault?)



no pun intended

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 2511
Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 12 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm in N.Ireland - so even if I could remember the name of the man, it wouldn't be much help.... (a friend was getting hers done and took mine along too).

As to the lower tension thing: Ours have the shuttle bobbin underneath and this has no tension adjustment. However it doesn't work right if you put the bobbin in the wrong way around.

If you hold the shuttle (bullet shaped) facing down with the opening at the top. The bobbin should have the thread coming from left to right across the front of the bobbin as you slide it in. Then you do that wee wiggly thing to get the thread in the right spot before putting the shuttle back in its carriage underneath.

This makes the thread quite stiff to pull through, but there is no other adjustment. The upper thread is then adjusted and it's tension keeps the bottom thread right.

Of course all of that is assuming you have a shuttle bobbin and not the more modern circular shaped one........

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6672
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 12 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks...I'll have a play later

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1385
Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 12 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll stick to my Frister Rosman.

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11405

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz wrote:
Mine is 1921. Where would I get it overhauled- I think the lower tension needs attention (as with the modern Singers I've owned) (is this a Singer fault?)



no pun intended


Not with the old ones - although someone may have fiddled with it in the past.

What is it doing that is shouldn't gz?

and old handcranks are ace I love all of mine

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 2511
Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

frewen wrote:

and old handcranks are ace I love all of mine


All? How many is ALL?

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11405

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have two treadles (15k 201k) , one head that is awaiting a table (15k) , and three table tops (one which needs a new handcrank handle).

I seriously downsized my machines last year ...

I also kept 2 old singer electrics ... a 221 and a 201

and I have button holers, zigzaggers, and pattern cams ....

I have a problem

Sally Too



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 2511
Location: N.Ireland
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 12 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

LOL - noooo problem i would say! Much more useful than collecting say handbags or party shoes or something.

Haze



Joined: 24 May 2011
Posts: 33
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 12 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gz - I have the number of a man who services sewing machines, will need to check if he still does them though as he has been around for years! Will dig it out if you're still interested?

I've only got one singer, it's a lovely pale blue electric one. I'll have a look at that site once I've found a serial number.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6672
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 12 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It isn't doing the loops properly.
I'm a bit busy atm, back making clay sheep two days a week and worrying about getting new stock made....

Also my laptop has a Malware attack so I'm not online regularly.

"It doesn't rain...." etc.

Haze, nice to see you here again. Could you text me?

Kenworth



Joined: 04 Apr 2011
Posts: 855
Location: Michigan
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 12 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



Thread hijack!

GZ you always amaze me and make me curious. What are clay sheep, and what are they used for?

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 6672
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 12 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://gzandco.blogspot.com/2012/02/sheep.html

erm...washable bookmarks?!!

Very good souvenirs bought by folks of ALL ages and sorts....sheep to keep the wolf from the potters' doors!!

wishus



Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 769
Location: Northampton, East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 12 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine is in mmy study, admonishing me for not using it yet.

Well, I've sewed some hems, that's about it.

My OH however, has used it to make his own fancy dress costumes.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6548
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 12 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

For some reason I'm now singing, Pearls a singer.

alison
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 12 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
For some reason I'm now singing, Pearls a singer.


Thanks, now I will be!

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