Cleaning · Transverse shuttle

Reviving a transverse shuttle machine

I recently got bitten by the transverse shuttle bug. 😲 So I had to clean and revive a few TS machines. They all wake up from their slumber, but you need to tickle the right spots. πŸ˜‰ I am generally a lazy person. I don't like to clean things for the sake of them looking… Continue reading Reviving a transverse shuttle machine

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