Mr needlebars datingservice
Information delightfully divided between “some machines” (Singer 15) and “other machines” (66/201), but plenty of “if your parts look like this, do this…”.Illustrations drawn from Singer and Janome manuals. Care, maintenance and use of treadle machines, with generic information pertinent to a wide range of models (including hand-wound). It dismisses treadles in an introductory paragraph and everything else pre-1960 in the following two pages.Singer produced hundreds of domestic models and over a thousand (slightly) different industrials.Mending sewing machines IS within the capabilities of most people.Many such manuals are available for free download from manufacturers.Failing an Adjuster’s Manual, an exploded Parts Diagram will at least show what should be where.For repairs, there is no substitute for a specific machine’s Service Manual (and parts list).
One model directory that lists all the industrial machines available in the sixties in a vast Excel-type spreadsheet, gives only one line per machine – and still runs to 500 pages!Sound, clear advice on basic tension setting, oiling, timing the shuttle etc. Then it’s onto a limited range of zigzag models (New Home, Brother, White & Pfaff).Well-written service manuals (Singer’s are a good example) usually don’t require any previous knowledge of the machine and explain it in such a way that anyone could learn it as they go along.Failing a Service Manual, the next stage down is an Adjuster’s (and User’s) Manual, which contains enough information to help keep a machine ‘timed’, at least, and set the correct needle the right way round etc.So is putting them in the car and taking them to the menders.