Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Angst

 I don't own a 400W.  I hope I can sell this on eBay.



I must admit, I haven't serviced many of these types of Singers.  I have about ten of these.   I found a website that sells them.  Apparently the nut is no longer available.  I have a couple with the nut attached.


  These are in serviceable shape, I believe
Who knows what these fit?  I think, perhaps, an end loading machine.  Japanese.  May fit one of the Singers. 
 I would love to see the machine that this fits.
Looks Brand New.  I think it fits the 400W.  
 Drawers full of stuff: Guides and Hooks.
Most of the seam guides seem (pun intended) to be in decent shape. One is pretty rusty.
 Most of the hooks were broken.  Angst. These seem to be intact.
  NIB Necchi Foot controller.   The box isn't so new.  A little bit of cleaning is all this will take
 
 Connection for Necchi.  No cord, yet.
 Another NIB foot controller.  This will fit any machine with that connection.
I found many many many slide plates.  Many needle plates.  I found some more industrial hooks which I believe will fit the 251 241 and 281.  Perhaps also some Brother industrial machines.

I found some other bobbins, too.  Class M.  Nice Big ones. TWSS.

I was pretty thrilled when I found a complete hook assembly with a bobbin case for a feather weight.  But upon careful inspection I found that the hook assembly was for a 301 (still useful) and the bobbin case was damaged.  Sigh.

I found some walking feet, many other feet.  Many many many industrial feet.  I found a compensating foot which I think will fit my 31-15.  Oh, yes, and the re-built Necchi motor that I put on the Necchi yesterday.

There is much more.  I need a slide plate for a 66 but cannot find one.  Thus my angst.  I have a lot of stuff, some of it may be useful, but when I need something as simple as a 66 slide plate and can't find it, I wonder, WHAT HAVE I DONE?

13 comments:

  1. The fingered bobbin case with the hole, may fit the Necchi. That is a typical configuration.

    Zippies, Sharpies, a finely divided metal ruler for the photos and Excel and you'll be on your way.

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  2. I think it maybe a case of you can't see the forest for the trees. All of this stuff all at once is overwhelming. I think once you go through the stuff with what you know, what you don't and sort, the process will sift and get you a clearer picture. All of the flotsam will surface and what is useable will continue to get clearer, but it is going to be more of a process than inventory. You can't judge what you have done, you need to focus on what is and then you can evaluate where you want to go. This stuff does not have to shackle you. It is an adventure!

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    1. You are right. Renewed and encouraged. Thanks

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  3. I don't suppose you have a shuttle and slide plate for a Singer 12 do you? I'm also missing the front cover on the ball bearing house/case whatever it is called, on on my Franklin treadle, and some of the ball bearings too. I also need a slide plate for the Franklin.
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    1. I don't think I have too much antique stuff. I do have quite a few parts for the Singer machines of the 80s and 90s.

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  4. I love the seem guides that have the extra wide part. Most of mine are short on the seam side, not wide, like yours. Have fun going thru all your new parts. I got a bobbin case in the cabinet with my new (to me) Singer 66. Who knows what machine it's for. I'll have to check out the number on it one of these days. Maybe it will fit a machine I already have. If you come across a tension assembly for a 66, let me know. I have one that is busted, that I want to fix (Lotus decals).

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    1. Off to NC today. When I get back I will look. Email me, to remind me.......This 7th decade has its moments.

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  5. I have a Janome trade mark C139853 all my instruction manual (original w/machine) is in Japanese! Yikes... we bought it from our land lord in Japan. The bobbin
    case on the left of the two japanese bobbin cases looks like it's a fit. Not sure yet if I will need it. Mine is rusty inside the case... and I really need to get inside the machine to clean up etc... a work in progress!

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  6. The bobbin case(s) with the finger sticking up remind me of my Janome MB-4 embroidery machine. Will have to take a look tomorrow. The parts may be overwhelming but look at all the machines you have saved and rehomed.

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  7. I have a Japanese Riccar 333 that was given to me by my mom. The bobbin cases with no part numbers look almost exactly (if not exactly) like the one in that machine. I would have to pull it out to make sure...

    Kenny

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    1. Kenny, Could be. I bet they will fit many a machine manufactured in those years. BTW the 333 is one handsome machine

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    2. Hello, Rosemary B here.
      I think those bobbin cases would fit my Singer 316G. I have been looking for bobbin cases for my machine. part number 15277 :-)

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