Earlier this week I posted a link on the Yahoo group WEFIXIT to my blog post about how to remove the bobbin case on my Singer 66-16. Bill Holman, a very knowledgeable and well respected OSMG, commented that folks with older Singer 66s would not be able to remove the bobbin case or position bracket based on those directions.
So tonight I photographed the bobbin case and position bracket on Irene, my Singer 66 Red Head. Here is how that bobbin case comes out.
You can see that the "finger" on this bracket is much heftier than the one on the 66-16 and is not flexible at all. See the screw in front of the feed dog?
You have to remove that to remove the position bracket to get out the bobbin case on these older Singer 66s.
Another thing to notice in this photo is the oil wick. It is that piece of red felt that looks like lint. I oil that with every bobbin change. I use Tri Flow and I just confirmed (again on WFI) that this is an appropriate lubricant.
The screw driver I am using is authentic Vintage Singer, I believe. It is authentic Vintage, for sure. It came with one of my authentic Vintage machines and I see them for sale on eBay. I am lucky that I have several that came "free" with my old machines.
Working on sewing machines makes me happy. Sewing on this treadle makes me happy. I wish my day job made me this happy.