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  1. Hey AlZilla, My bluff is that it is a Wheeler and Wilson Industrial machine, perhaps a #12
  2. Hi ! WOW !!!! Do you know or can you run a 3L belt with that particular handwheel ? If so would you know the part number and Or do you know of a heavier and larger handwheel that will work on your Seiko  , But without treadle. I wanna do something like that with a larger with a larger wheel and heavier too...And use 3L belt and a servo motor . Any info would be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU 

  3. Hey Mr David, I have attached a copy of the page from the Seiko STH 8BLD 3 manual previously posted by Gregg at Keystone (MHRIP). My link to the original does not seem to be working. Best of luck. Lee Seiko-sth-8bld-3_Manual-Table-Keystone.pdf
  4. Hey Friends, The one facebook pictures shows the model as a 15NL - A class 15 nostalgia machines (1980s?+). The tells for me are the very good decals and the very new looking treadle cabinet. These machines are still being made but generally not the same build quality as the older "production machines". The treadle cabinet looks very modern and seems to be missing the flip top to cover the drop head. I owned one briefly when I was in my acquisition phase .. I had a tough time getting it to sew and was fortunate that the seller took it back. Perhaps a nice look pretty machine, but I would be surprised if it suited for serious sewing. Happy Days. lee
  5. Hey Mr Pete, A 31-15 is a garment sewing machine. A rugged design allows it to be pushed a bit further including boot top decorations. Max thread size is usually V69 (like jeans topstitching thread). With only an "underfeed" you dont get much help for sticky or stiff material, and not much help with keeping the stacks of material lined up. SO if you have room for more than one machine the 31-15 will be handy for lighter work, but a true walking foot or triple feed might be what you would need for heavier canvas and leather. While I like old Iron, if the budget would allow it, I would skip the 111w family and go for a newer Consew 206RB style for the larger bobbin, ease of stitch length adjustment and reverse. Heavy leather requires a different class of machine entirely. Have lots of fun. Lee in Florida
  6. I like to strip all the pieces off the top of the deck(thread stands, bobbin winders, lights) and slide it top side down into the truck (on a moving blanket. Machine heads ride separately, usually laying on their backs (everything in a low energy state). Good luck with all .. lift with your knees.
  7. Hey Dikman .. That is pretty much it.. I have since found several examples of sewing machine motors being used to power other shop equipment. Happy Day
  8. Looking for info about Consew CSM 1000 servo motor. I would like to mount the motor on top of a table, and remote mount the speed controller under the table .. Can the speed controller be easily moved off the mounting bracket? I sew mostly under foot power, but occasionally use a motor. I have a dual power rig, but want to get rid of the clutch motor and clear up the drive belt congestion. Seems like I have seen comments about this somewhere .. but cannot rediscover. Happy Day Lee "safer at home" in Florida Note: this rig originated when I added treadle power back onto a motorized industrial treadle and noticed there was just enough space to use both.
  9. I am bluffing a Singer 127 - if the bed is about 14.5" , If a bunch smaller then the 128. My Singer database on my android phone say 1948 for JC with no further details. Happy Day Lee
  10. By visual reference it looks like the setup is the same as for the Singer 31-15 which is much more common. There are modern replacements available.
  11. Fwiw, these machines are not very common .. consider it to be the industrial version of the Davis Vertical Feed machines. Great for binding and other multi later construction. Plus side is they can be adjusted to use common needles (135-16 or 135-17), uses same bobbin as singer 31-15 and uses domestic class 15 bobbins. Replacement presser feet are difficult to find as are other parts. Fun / capable machine for hobbyist. It cannot do lightweight garment work. Value is entirely buyer/market driven. Some more information on my web page https://sites.google.com/site/oldironmachines/home/singer-78-1 78-3 is supposed to be rated for heavier work than the 78-1, but a couple tries at comparing part numbers (of course the lists were in different formats) were inconclusive. Happy Day Lee
  12. The crack seem to small for a needle and tight bond.. I been watching the guy on youtube doing guitar repairs and he uses tightbond when he can work it in and CA and activator for fine cracks. I have a picture , but my machine picture used up my quota. Happy Days
  13. Hello Bert. I would like an owner/adjuster manual if you have one .  The ones I bump up on the internet are at one of manual sites that want to install apps and such. Hope things are good way down south.


    Lee in Florida USA


  14. Hey Silky, thanks for the pictures. As CD commented I am not a wood guy, usually Restore a Finish is good enough for me, but this one doesnt have much finish to restore. I do have 2 regular 16s and they are nice .. it seems like at least one has the oversized base plate. The 16-188 rides pretty good on my W&W mut treadle. I am tickled that the foot plate has W&W initials in it! I have not decided if the top will go on a treadle or be a Power Stand. 3 unusual things about this machine. 1. Remains of a mashed up lizard under the nose plate.. it was really old and the rig was very dirty. 2. Someone had been using class 66 bobbins in the class 15 style bobbin case. 3. They used a couple bobbin winding pulleys as belt guides. I should have taken a picture, but I was anxious to get out of there (safer at home). I always strip the hardware off the deck and flip it upside down to ride in the van. Easy In, Easy out, stable riding. Happy Day
  15. After 5 weeks of working from home I was ready for a sewing machine project. Found a local 1922 Singer 16-188 on what could become a nice wood top. Price was $40 so I figured how could I go wrong! The machine was wonderfully dry and dirty , but in a few hours is was up and sewing on my mutt treadle... no problems. I will probably reset the needle bar for 135x17 needles as Bob suggested a couple years ago. The top is about 22" deep, 48" wide and 1.75" inches thick. It got scars .. but hey who doesnt. It is made of 1.75" by 1" (?) wide strips , kinda like a cutting board. It appears as old as the machine and motor. I figure I could do some light sanding and maybe hit it with some poly and it would be a big improvement over the green formica over press board top riding on one of my treadles .. or perhaps even a power stand! I know all of you are better wood workers than me .. I was wondering about the slight separation of the boards at the end.. If I seal it up with poly will that stabilize things ? Do i need to use some CA glue to seep into the cracks? Ignore it as it is non critical". It had been sitting in a workshop for a long time. Thanks for any thoughts. Happy Day Lee
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