Cleaning · Horizontal oscillating hook · Singer · Tension adjustment

Uneven stitching on Singer 66K – mystery solved

Here is the problem: uneven tension on my 1906 Singer 66K. Why? It goes up and down every 30 stitches or so. Weird. Annoying. Bah! 😀 But never fear - the mystery is finally solved, see updated original post. πŸ˜ƒ

Cleaning · Transverse shuttle · Wertheim

The oldest one yet

This is the oldest machine in my collection - an 1885 Wertheim TS, serial number S6331276. It is a low arm model with a fiddle base. 🀩 This is after cleaning and varnishing, but before rust removal. I found it on eBay in a rather sorry state looking like this (seller's photo): A bit dusty,… Continue reading The oldest one yet

Cleaning · Horizontal oscillating hook · Singer

Singer 66K – another homecoming

I've already had one of these - a Singer 66K with Lotus decals (although I think they are thistles really). But I sold it in a misguided attempt to reduce the number of machines in my sewing corner. Have been missing it ever since, so had to get a replacement. πŸ™‚ But I promise to… Continue reading Singer 66K – another homecoming

Cleaning · Hengstenberg · Transverse shuttle · Vibrating shuttle · Whittler transverse vibrating shuttle

The Hengstenberg/Anker Wittler – a transverse vibrating shuttle

It happened again - I rescued another poor soul. Start here First impressions 189? The ships The head The feed The mechanism compared to Singer 12 The first transformation 2 February 2018 Despite the looks, it is a rather special old dear: a Hengstenberg/Anker transverse vibrating shuttle known as the Wittler mechanism (no, I've never… Continue reading The Hengstenberg/Anker Wittler – a transverse vibrating shuttle

Cleaning · Feed dog height adjustment · Necchi · Vertical oscillating hook · Zig-zag mechanics

The Supernova

Necchi went Supernova in 1955 - there was a big bang but the world survived. πŸ™‚ It says lifetime guarantee on that ad, I wonder if I can pop my Supernova to a local Necchi dealer for a free repair? The balance wheel clutch is still stuck. Hello! ​​ This is my Necchi Supernova Automatica… Continue reading The Supernova