Changing needle type · Needles · Wertheim

Needles for Wertheim TS

Most transverse shuttle machines take 12x1 or 13x1 needles which were standard at the time but are unfortunately no longer made. Many people have searched for a modern substitute, and many solutions were found, yet every time I had such a machine in my sewing room, nothing would fit. The reason for it is that… Continue reading Needles for Wertheim TS

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