SBNewton replied to Chadd's topic in Leather Sewing MachinesMy research indicates it's a copy of the Bradbury A1 Repairing Machine from the early 1870s (1871-1872)! http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/bradbury/a1 repairing.htm I believe that the shuttle arm needs adjustment. When I received the machine, the installed needle was broken! I've run across THREE methods to install the carrier and shuttle, and ALL seem to be off by 10°-15°of rotation, and the thread doesn't get picked up! It just gets tangled up under the plate!
SBNewton replied to Chadd's topic in Leather Sewing MachinesUnfortunately, Darren is out of business, and the documentation is no longer available from him! I have yet to find an alternative source! Could anyone help me with a copy? Thanks. Sincerely, Steve Newton