A new purchase

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    masterclock
    masterclock
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    Got a “new” sewing machine. Its a Singer hand crank circa 1914. It was in a charity shop for £5 with parts missing.

    I could not resist it although we have more than a few already. It sews OK but needs a bit more attention. Someone has done inexplicable things to the top thread path.

    Funny to think it was made before World War I.

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    Agwen
    Agwen
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    Nice to hear that you have a new sewing machine. One can never have too many machines and your hand crank machines certainly draw a crowd at events. I now have 6 sewing machines plus the over-locker and they all get used. Only one is a hand crank which sews beautifully through the thick materials which the new machines don’t touch.

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    beattie
    beattie
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    Thank you Agwen. M/C has just about finished his explorations of the new machine’s problems. It’s now working well, but needs a sharp eye kept on it for “whipping threads” catching on hooks/ wires. The tension arrangements are a bit “not perfected” as it’s a fairly early machine.

    What is it about sewing machines? It’s so hard to walk past one in a car boot sale or similar!

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