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  1. Windham sewing machines has a great instructional video of a Juki Model LU-563 which is also applicable to the LU-562, Singer lllW-155, and other drop in bobbin walking foot machines. 21 sections, timing, replacing timing belt etc. Call 860-564-8252 ask for Tony Luberto
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    111W153

    Windham sewing machines has a 2 hour video to help you
  3. Thanks kleather. Luberto's Sewing Machines is now Windham Sewing Machines LLC PO Box 583 Moosup, CT 06354 www.windhamcub.com Tony Luberto
  4. Luberto's Sewing Machines is now Windham Sewing Machines LLC. PO Box 583 Moosup, CT. 06354 www.windhamcub.com
  5. I have a 2 hour full service video for a Juki LU-563 which was patterned after a Singer 111w-155 except it has reverse and a larger bobbin. To see an excerpt go to www.windhamcub.com and click on facebook. Tony Luberto I have a 2 hour full service video for a Juki LU-563 which was patterned after a Singer 111w-155 except it has reverse and a larger bobbin. To see an excerpt go to www.windhamcub.com and click on facebook. Tony Luberto
  6. Looks like a Singer 111w 151 needle feed. If you are interested I have made a full service video for a Juki LU 563 which is exactly the same as the 111w 155 walking foot except the Juki has reverse and a larger bobbin. This video is also appropriate for the 111w 151 too. See an excerpt at www.windhamcub.com and click on facebook. Tony Luberto
  7. You could purchase a Windham Cub full rotary hand crank sewing machine. Sews very heavy leather or light. Uses thread sizes from 69 to 346. Is user friendly. Sells for $1,495.00 and is manufactured right here in the USA. Contact Tony: 860-564-8252 or classiccub@att.net
  8. A 900-B service video is available for $119.95. It is 90 min long and covers just about everything you need to know about your machine. Contact Tony Luberto at 860-564-8252.
  9. Hi, this is Tony Luberto, designer and manufacturer of what is now known as the Windham Cub portable hand crank leather stitcher. It seems there has been some confusion about us and our products as of late, and rightly so, I hope to answer some of those questions now. I have been a sewing machine technician for,( and am sometimes hesitant to admit it), almost 50 years now. Servicing commercial and home sewing machines since 1963. Around 1992 I became a dealer for Ferdinand Inc. manufacturer of the Ferdinand 900-B,(the Bull), located in Harrison Idaho and so was introduced to the world of heavy leather stitchers. This was an exciting time for me and I really enjoyed working with the founders of the company. Roger Warner and Ferdinand JeanBlanc. In 1996 however the company split. Ferdinand moved across the street and became Ferdco, Roger and a gentleman named Glenn Bassillion started a new company called ASE, (American Sewing Equipment), to manufacture and market their new machine, the No. 9. Glenn Bassillion designed the No.9 on the princibles of a Pearson 6. The differences being that the No.9 has a modern vertical oscillating shuttle hook system where the arm ends just slightly to the left of the needle, whereas the Pearson 6 arm extended way past the needle to allow the back and forth movement of the old bullet style bobbin. Also the No 9 uses a standard needle (794), instead of the godawful long Pearson needle. I truly believe the No.9 was a revolution in the design of leather stitchers. Anyway to continue, Luberto's Sewing machines at this time purchased Ferdinand Inc. and moved the operation back to Moosup, CT. to continue the manufacture of the Bull and along with several others became dealers for the No. 9. Eventually the No.9 became our mainstay and we discontinued manufacturing the Bull. We had some good years of No.9 sales then all of a sudden ASE closed. Kind of left us in the lurch. we managed to get as much in the way of castings and some parts so we could at least manufacture the last of the machines for our customers that we still owed machines. Machines by the way that we had already paid ASE for. It went well and all of our customers received their machines, and I might add, they were built better from Luberto's. I often see the No. 9 referred to as the Luberto No.9 and I guess that's Ok as we did build the last of them. As they say "Necessity is the mother of invention" I loved the No.9 system and had to figure a way to continue it, especially the square motion needle feed and jump foot. I had the know how, utilizing my, er, you know, few years of experience, and I designed the Classic. New refined castings, a simpler yet more efficient design, smoother, quieter and just plain old beautiful. Lets just say the No.9 was great but the Classic was the cats meow. just ask around, its reputation is excellent. We manufactured the Classic for about 12 years in Moosup and the last 4 years in Troy Montana where the idea of the Cub started taking shape. The Classic was expensive at $7,000.00 with the stand. The competition from much lower priced import machines was starting to be felt so the Cubs time had arrived. (We have discontinued manufacturing the Classic but we still supply all parts). It needed to be in a totally different price bracket yet work the same way the No.9 and the Classic did. This was accomplished utilizing a totally different and unique mechanism,( which is now patent pending), to attain a square motion needle feed and a jump foot. It had to be portable and light even using cast iron, 40 lbs. vs Classic 120 lbs. The Cub uses a hand crank 10" in length for good leverage, with a full 360 degree rotary motion. The work area is 9" from the needle to the body on the right. Will sew up to 3/4" depending on needle used-328 or 794 Schmetz. Oh yes, it had to make a great looking stitch too, It does. We believe the Cub is competitively priced at $1,495.00. Ideal for the start up business, the hobbyist, the professional and those who travel to shows. Really nice for prototype work too, when you need to place each stitch one at a time. Stitch placement visibility is excellent. Luberto's is now Windham Sewing Machines LLC. as I am now in partnership with Bill Rood of Windham Industries Inc. in Windham, Ct. for the manufacture and distribution of what is now known as the Windham Cub. Mailing address: Windham Sewing Machines Phone: 860-564-8252 PO Box 583 Moosup, CT. 06354 Email: classiccub@att.net I hope this brief history starting with Ferdinand Inc through ASE, Luberto's and now Windham Sewing Machines LLC answers many of your questions. Gives you an idea of where we've been, where we are now, and where we hope to go. I'll be glad to answer any questions so give me a call or email. PS I'll be at the May 2014 Leather crafters show in Sheridan, WY. Tony Luberto Hi, this is Tony Luberto, designer and manufacturer of what is now known as the Windham Cub portable hand crank leather stitcher. It seems there has been some confusion about us and our products as of late, and rightly so, I hope to answer some of those questions now. I have been a sewing machine technician for,( and am sometimes hesitant to admit it), almost 50 years now. Servicing commercial and home sewing machines since 1963. Around 1992 I became a dealer for Ferdinand Inc. manufacturer of the Ferdinand 900-B,(the Bull), located in Harrison Idaho and so was introduced to the world of heavy leather stitchers. This was an exciting time for me and I really enjoyed working with the founders of the company. Roger Warner and Ferdinand JeanBlanc. In 1996 however the company split. Ferdinand moved across the street and became Ferdco, Roger and a gentleman named Glenn Bassillion started a new company called ASE, (American Sewing Equipment), to manufacture and market their new machine, the No. 9. Glenn Bassillion designed the No.9 on the princibles of a Pearson 6. The differences being that the No.9 has a modern vertical oscillating shuttle hook system where the arm ends just slightly to the left of the needle, whereas the Pearson 6 arm extended way past the needle to allow the back and forth movement of the old bullet style bobbin. Also the No 9 uses a standard needle (794), instead of the godawful long Pearson needle. I truly believe the No.9 was a revolution in the design of leather stitchers. Anyway to continue, Luberto's Sewing machines at this time purchased Ferdinand Inc. and moved the operation back to Moosup, CT. to continue the manufacture of the Bull and along with several others became dealers for the No. 9. Eventually the No.9 became our mainstay and we discontinued manufacturing the Bull. We had some good years of No.9 sales then all of a sudden ASE closed. Kind of left us in the lurch. we managed to get as much in the way of castings and some parts so we could at least manufacture the last of the machines for our customers that we still owed machines. Machines by the way that we had already paid ASE for. It went well and all of our customers received their machines, and I might add, they were built better from Luberto's. I often see the No. 9 referred to as the Luberto No.9 and I guess that's Ok as we did build the last of them. As they say "Necessity is the mother of invention" I loved the No.9 system and had to figure a way to continue it, especially the square motion needle feed and jump foot. I had the know how, utilizing my, er, you know, few years of experience, and I designed the Classic. New refined castings, a simpler yet more efficient design, smoother, quieter and just plain old beautiful. Lets just say the No.9 was great but the Classic was the cats meow. just ask around, its reputation is excellent. We manufactured the Classic for about 12 years in Moosup and the last 4 years in Troy Montana where the idea of the Cub started taking shape. The Classic was expensive at $7,000.00 with the stand. The competition from much lower priced import machines was starting to be felt so the Cubs time had arrived. (We have discontinued manufacturing the Classic but we still supply all parts). It needed to be in a totally different price bracket yet work the same way the No.9 and the Classic did. This was accomplished utilizing a totally different and unique mechanism,( which is now patent pending), to attain a square motion needle feed and a jump foot. It had to be portable and light even using cast iron, 40 lbs. vs Classic 120 lbs. The Cub uses a hand crank 10" in length for good leverage, with a full 360 degree rotary motion. The work area is 9" from the needle to the body on the right. Will sew up to 3/4" depending on needle used-328 or 794 Schmetz. Oh yes, it had to make a great looking stitch too, It does. We believe the Cub is competitively priced at $1,495.00. Ideal for the start up business, the hobbyist, the professional and those who travel to shows. Really nice for prototype work too, when you need to place each stitch one at a time. Stitch placement visibility is excellent. Luberto's is now Windham Sewing Machines LLC. as I am now in partnership with Bill Rood of Windham Industries Inc. in Windham, Ct. for the manufacture and distribution of what is now known as the Windham Cub. Mailing address: Windham Sewing Machines Phone: 860-564-8252 PO Box 583 Moosup, CT. 06354 Email: classiccub@att.net I hope this brief history starting with Ferdinand Inc through ASE, Luberto's and now Windham Sewing Machines LLC answers many of your questions. Gives you an idea of where we've been, where we are now, and where we hope to go. I'll be glad to answer any questions so give me a call or email. PS I'll be at the May 2014 Leather crafters show in Sheridan, WY. Tony Luberto
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