It took a long time but my little Hengstenberg/Anker is finally working! The motor This was in February 2018 - over two years ago. I had cleaned her up and got her sewing with the original 12x1 needle, and attempted to fit a motor. The difficulty here was that not only does the Saxonia balance… Continue reading Hengstenberg/Anker finally working!
This is what Tierney called my sewing room. 😁 She's right - I tend to collect a lot of strays. There's a theory that vintage sewing machines broadcast to each other the locations of such safe havens, so that once you get one of them in and fix her up, she sets up a beacon… Continue reading The Home For Wayward Machines
I've been cleaning up my latest acquisition - A.G. Mason's Defender, a vibrating shuttle machine very similar to White. These machines have a removable head that contains all the fixtures - the presser and needle bars with their drives, and the tension assembly. I was unfamiliar with this design and was having trouble because the… Continue reading Inside Defender’s head
A blog is by nature a collection of personal entries and not an encyclopedia of absolute truths. And my blog is exactly that - a recount of my experiences, with pictures. If it helps you and you learn something useful from it, so for the better. If it makes you chuckle at my naive conjectures,… Continue reading It’s a blog, not a gospel
I have three machines of the White vibrating shuttle design. One is made by White (model VS2-b), one is by Jones (Medium CS) and one by A.G. Mason (Defender). They were all made some time between 1889 and 1911, they all have a long arm vibrating shuttle design, but other details vary. So how do… Continue reading White, Mason, Jones
I received a manual for Jones transverse shuttle machines, and it is full of insights! I revised my Jones TS post in view of this new information, some of which is rather amusing. 😀