Bobbin winder · Jones · Motors · Transverse shuttle

Jones transverse shuttle machine

As I reported before, I got myself a Jones Family TS machine dating to 1883. Yes, I know I first said it was from 1882 based on the serial number 26569 according to sewingdownmemorylane.com. However, fiddlebase.com found a document allowing to date the machine based on the Jones logo engraved on the slide plate. According… Continue reading Jones transverse shuttle machine

Breaks in cast iron · Jones · Transverse shuttle · Varley

The transverse shuttle bug

Never mind the coronavirus - this is much more serious! Being stuck in lockdown causes serious spending. The Cyclops How can anyone resist a cyclops? Impossible! This is a late 1880s Varley & Co. transverse shuttle machine known as "The Cyclops" - their trade mark. It is based on Singer 12 but has double-sided feed… Continue reading The transverse shuttle bug

Bobbin winder · Changing needle type · Needle bar drive · Transverse shuttle · Vesta

The little Vesta Saxonia

I found her sitting by a street bin, abandoned. This is Vesta Saxonia TS, serial number 1477490, made in 1924, according to fiddlebase.com. Complete and working. This is a small model - what they call "half size". It has the typical geared Saxonia balance wheel with integrated handle - this is a hand-crank and the… Continue reading The little Vesta Saxonia