and a fresh approach to explaining those attachments.Specific to Consew industrial machines but will help identify walking foot and sewing problems generally.Singer produced hundreds of domestic models and over a thousand (slightly) different industrials.Mending sewing machines IS within the capabilities of most people.So is putting them in the car and taking them to the menders.Most of the repair books will help decide when to take which route.Older models with a transverse shuttle, or producing a chain stitch, are not covered. “The aim of the Author in preparing this little treatise was to confine himself within the limits of such a production as might be read with advantage by that numerous portion of the community engaged in selling and adjusting sewing machines, as well as by the general public interested in stitching mechanism.” And this practical Victorian volume does exactly what’s engraved so modestly on the tin.Repair and maintenance details for Howe, Singer, Wilcox & Gibbs, Wheeler & Wilson (models 1-8!
Canadian and a few British manufacturers are also included. A comprehensive and reliable cross-referenced list of needles and substitutes.Many such manuals are available for free download from manufacturers.Failing an Adjuster’s Manual, an exploded Parts Diagram will at least show what should be where.A phenomenal labour of love from a highly-respected collector.Currently (2009) out of print but the author reassures us, however, that a new version is being compiled and will be published when it’s ready.
Makes covered: Davis, Domestic, Eldridge, National, New Home, Standard, Singer, White, Willcox & Gibbs, Rotary and Greist attachments.