Lada · Motors

Wiring Lada T132

Lada T132 has a rather special clockwise motor. It is housed under two panels on the back right of the machine. The machine has individual power and pedal sockets on the back of the column and separate light and motor switches on the right. The motor drives a large pulley with a short belt; the… Continue reading Wiring Lada T132

Cleaning · Lada

Tuning and TLC for Lada T132

My Lada T132 is badged Sewmaster and it is one of my favourite sewing machines. It's got straight stitch, zig-zag and fancy stitches with Singer Fashion Discs - the flat variety. I've had it for some seven years now, and it has always been doing its job steadily and without fuss, as you would expect… Continue reading Tuning and TLC for Lada T132

Lada · Vertical rotary hook

My Little Tank – the T132 rotary free arm

I call it "My little tank" as a reference to Lt. Grüber's armoured car from "Allo! Allo!". Besides, it's grey. 🙂 This is a remarkable little sewing machine made by Lada* (est. 1919) in the Czech Republic around 1965. *Nothing to do with Russian cars of the same name. Lada was an old Goddess of… Continue reading My Little Tank – the T132 rotary free arm