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    Restoring vintage Singer sewing machines.

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  1. I´m still not sure what you mean. There is no need to remove more parts from the arm and I´m sure it is not possible and not even necessary for timing. When you have the hook installed (guessing you have one incl. the parts that hold the hook in place) and the needle plate is not installed (guessing you have one) you have a clear view on the hook and hook tip and the needle sooo....
  2. That seems to the an oil well for the clutch but not for the machine it self.
  3. What do you mean - looks like the bobbin / hook area is open cause I can see the hook driver on picture 2. Pictures are fairly small.... what does the brass tag say? is it 65? If it is a Pfaff 65 then it is a darning machine but not a sewing machine. If the machine is like this (German language website) there is no way to convert it to a 28 cause major parts are missing. F.i. stitch length lever and the rod for driving and lifting the feed dog. But as I said the pictures are very small and do not show the details very well.
  4. You have mixed up the machine Class and the serial number. The G on the serial number is not for Germany. But G for Germany is a suffix of the machine class f.i. 111G156, 211G141. But this only applies for machines made in Germany (in Karlsruhe) after 1954. Machines made in Germany (in Wittenberge, Prussia) until 1945 had a C prefix on the serial number and a D (but not all IIRC) as suffix of the machine class like 45D91, 96D43 and so forth. After WWII until 1954 Singer did not produce sewing machines in Germany. You can get 29K threading wires on Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Ali Exprsss... for a few bucks Personally I never had problems with 138 thread in any 29K model. They all use the same hooks since for ever. But the size of the needle hole in your needle plate matters. Iif it is too small you may have problems using larger needle and thread sizes. But be aware that the bobbins are fairly small and do not hold much of the 138 thread.
  5. Sorry, I doubt that. What is the serial number incl. prefix and please post pictures from front and rear.
  6. Never have seen this before on a patcher machine. Found this pic a while ago on the web so I cannot provide more details. Seems to be custom made. I don`t think the machine came like this from the factory. Just wanted to share this.
  7. so way way cool How about making the parts from aluminum?
  8. Ebay is your friend - sometimes. Not cheap but he has it: https://www.ebay.de/itm/185107601974 Other than that check with LIERSCH https://liersch.com/ or Zieger https://www.np-z.com/
  9. Singer 211 also came with large hooks depending on the subclass. I think the 666 subclass is a large hook machine.
  10. I would still go with the Singer. I agree with cowboyBob regarding the hand wheel on the 211 (I tried this on my 212 and I had no success) but if you want to change the motor and install a new servo motor you could add a speed reducer to slow down the sewing speed and add more torque. I would check the machines if they have matching forward and reverse stitch length. I know there is a procedure how to adjust F+R stitch length for the Singer 211 and the Adler 167 but I think I have not read anywhere how to do this on a Pfaff 1245 (not saying it is not possible). If the stitch length matters for your projects I think the Adler and the Pfaff have max 6mm and the Singer 5mm.
  11. yeah, looks, cracked and IMO it needs to be replaced. Its doable but not easy. You find some hints here:
  12. its rather a light duty machine for the shoe trade f.i. for sewing shoe uppers. Its not that you cannot sew other things on it but that is what the machine was designed for. The bobbins are fairly small. I have a Singer 18 brochure (see attachment). The Singer 18-3 or Adler 49-2 are quite the same as the Class 18 shown in the brochure with the difference of having wheel feed instead of a feed dog. Let us know what you are planing to sew (material thickness, product....) so I´m sure we can recommend a machine for your needs. Singer 18-22 Broschüre.pdf
  13. I have an early Singer 51w post bed machine (based on a W&W) and the upper section is pretty much the same just a bit shorter. https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/86292-singer-51w-sv-2-post-bed-machine-restoration/ I have a manual for the 51w and it will work for your machine too. The hook seems to be the same as well so the manual should cover everything. Give me some time and I´ll upload it if the file is not too big... EDIT: well, this one should be even closer 21_w_180.pdf
  14. The SD28 is a way cool (needle feed) machine but is also way outdated. I owned one it I loved it but it is not very... lets say user friendly when it comes to needles and spare parts. And it was not very versatile. It is mainly a sole stitcher so the number of needle sizes of course is (or was) limited to the rather larger sizes like NM 200 and bigger. So do not expect to find 1551 needles in size NM 160 or so. Maybe there were smaller sizes available but again, this machine is way outdated and rather used by hobbyists than by professional boot makers nowadays. The spare parts you find nowadays usually come from broke machines and no new parts are available AFAIK. Well maybe there are some NOS parts that are dug somewhere in the world - you never know but finding them and having them shipped to your door can be an expensive challenge. Times have changed and the sewing machines as well. However - I know there is or was a guy who reproduced needles for the SD28, I think he made them from other needles but I do not know the details... Let me see if I can find more information.... EDIT: Register in this German sewing machine forum and contact the member HENRY LEDER. This is the short thread where he said he makes new needles for the SD28: https://www.naehmaschinentechnik-forum.de/viewtopic.php?t=7059
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