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| Posted by April Henry

Memphis, Tennessee - July 2016

Towards the end of July, 2016, we visited Memphis, Tennessee for the next Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop on our nationwide tour.  Growing up and living in Idaho, cockroaches are a thing we do not have the opportunity to experience.  We have other things, of course, but not cockroaches.  So, when we pulled into the hotel parking lot, only to find them lurking and moving at our every move, it was quite an experience (and I am sure we would have been great entertainment for the locals!)  Ruthie and I stood guard on the utility trailer while Carmon and Christian unloaded...

| Posted by Carmon Henry

Early Featherweight Bobbin Adjustment

Today, we are going to review the early bobbin winder from the 1933 and 1934 Featherweights, and troubleshoot a loose bobbin seated on the post. Tools Needed or Recommended: Bobbin WinderBobbinsSlim Kitchen Knife (Paring Knife)Other Products Mentioned:Thread As you can see in the picture below, there is a little spring seated inside the post on the bobbin winder. (Bobbin winder was removed from the Featherweight for video tutorial and visual aid.) This spring looks very similar to a small wire. The early bobbin winders on the 1933 and 1934 Featherweights did not have that wire. Instead, there was just a slot. Common Bobbin Winder With...