Featherweight Fanatics Archives

January 2000



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Featherweight Fanatics
Digest of postings from Friday, January 7, 2000

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From: "Doug Marlow" 
Subject: Not exactly a FW Question
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 08:50:25 -0500

Does anyone have any experience with a Singer Model 6267 vintage 1985-1988?
I have one and it will only go in reverse and none of the push buttons seem
to be responding.  It was a good machine and I hate to think it's something
to do with the electronics that can't be replaced.  Any help, respond
privately so as not to go off topic too far on the list.  Thanks

Doug

Rev. Mr. Doug Marlow
Watertown, NY  13601
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From: "Doug Marlow" 
Subject: Featherweight Table
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 09:03:57 -0500

Here's one to make your heart jump.  I was at the dealer with my Singer 6267
yesterday...see previous post....and he took me in to the back room to show
me his new featherweight table.  I thought it was going to be a card table
but when I turned the corner there was sitting the little oval table with
the cut out for the Featherweight and the double doors below.  All complete
with the traditional water rings on the top from over waterting the plants!
He's sort of toying with hanging on to it but I don't think he has a clue
that it's worth literally thousands!  Too bad, seems he doesn't understand.
He's at Amelio's Sewing Center, Watertown, New York and his name is
Frank...just in case any of you feel adventuresome!  Doug
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From: KeGaR
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 11:01:29 EST
Subject: Sticky Button

In a message dated 1/7/2000 3:00:24 AM EST, FWFanatics writes:

> Help! Can anybody help me?  My new featherweight arrived
>  in the mail today.  I opened the box excitedly. I took out the
>  case and to my dismay one of the buttons would not open!
>  I have tried WD-40 and I have tried other small keys that
>  seem to be the same size

Hi,
We had a problem with a sticky button on a case too.  DH sprizted a **tiny** 
bit of carbureator cleaner & then teflon spray behind the button, working the 
button as he did it.  He held paper towels around it while he did it so as 
not to drip on & stain the fabric of the case.   
Gail R
in NE Wis. where it at least looks like winter even tho we don't have that 
much snow
Downhill skiing was great in the UP, tho, Thursday with the help of Aleve, 
ice packs & a short session! :-)
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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 14:58:58 -0500
From: Heather McMurray 
Subject: hand cranked machine came !!!

Hi, after two months the Ebay vendor (who had gone into hospital) 's
dad got the sewing machine to me.  It was very well packed and appears
to have gotten here in one piece! I am so excited because the
machine's case came with its key, and the machine is well lubed.
There are a few rust spots that I will get off, but it is in good
working order.  The bobbin case is o.k., and there are extra bobbins
and attachments, it looks like.  No book.  Are there books for
machines this age?  I need a hand-cranked machine to encourage me to
use the "hand bicycling" action, since that group of tendons and
ligaments/muscles are shot from 15 years of computer use/online
testing.   It is so exciting to finally have it here!! !  It is the
size of a featherweight almost.  Really pretty decals.  Wow.  Such
smooth needle cam action.  Really cool.
Heather
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Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2000 21:06:07 -0600
From: bpaige
Subject: Reluctant Featherweight

I am not a member of the group - yet, but I can imagine your frustration
at not being able to get at your new baby.

I have had this problem on occasion and all I have simply done is slide
the button with my thumb as if to open it normally, keep the button all
the way moved to the outside,  and then give the top of the top case a
nice thump with the side of my hand directly over the clasp.  It seems
to jolt it enough to let the latch spring open.

Aside from that I would start thinking of who my friends were that are
handy and will use the proper patience.

I am thinking that perhaps running a hair dryer on it for a couple of
minutes would get the molecules moving around and let it expand just
enough to release.  It couldn't hurt to try it.

Susan


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