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I don't have a functional treadle here yet, I'm suffering withdrawal.     Thinking of going for this one, can somebody  here give me some info on the Brunswick machines? 

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/atq/5463331196.html

I know, I know, look it up yourself Joe.      But that's no fun, discussing them is more fun.


Besides it would be gone long before I get any more funds.   [frown]


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Joe, I have this machine and it is a great sewer. I even have the manual. The cabinet is also in very good shape. I like mine. If you can get I would go ahead and bring it home. I will see if I can find pics of mine and post them.
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The price is great and it sews! Buy it!! Then show us how pretty you can make it!
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Here is some pics Joe. Christmas 2012 047.jpg  Christmas 2012 041 - Copy.jpg 

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The Brunswick was made by National and takes a Boye 14 needle, according to my book.
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Skipper and John, thanks for the information.      Hmmmm, now how to acquire enough $$$$ to do this. [confused]


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Yes it takes a 20X1 so you can cheat a 15X1 down with no problem. I hope you can swing on this one. It is a smooth treadler too.
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The Brunswick was made by National and takes a Boye 14 needle, according to my book.
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John,

Checked with the ISMACS needle chart and the Boye #14 crosses to a 20x1.   That's good cos I got some of them, and know where to get more.

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Joe where to you get your 20X1 needles. I would like to have a good source for them. I am using 15X1 cheat them down and saving the 20X1 needles that I have.
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Joe where to you get your 20X1 needles. I would like to have a good source for them. I am using 15X1 cheat them down and saving the 20X1 needles that I have.


http://stores.ebay.com/Jacks-SM-Repair

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Joe where to you get your 20X1 needles. I would like to have a good source for them. I am using 15X1 cheat them down and saving the 20X1 needles that I have.


http://stores.ebay.com/Jacks-SM-Repair


Skipper,  do you know what bobbin / shuttle size / number they take?   I can't find my charts.


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Around here they'd be asking $250 ++. She's in lovely condition and will just hum right along.
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Joe it is a Boye 13
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Tom,

We're trying to budget it.  Hope it's there when our $$$ comes in.

Skipper,
Thanks, I "might" just have some of that size bobbins, maybe. 

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That one looks to be in great shape.  I hope you're able to get it.
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I have that Brunswick but ran into a SNAFU. T
the stitch length reg. seems to be stuck tight. I cant get the wheel to budge. I have her all clean and ready to go. I got so frustrated that I put her away and moved on. You may get me to bring it out again.
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I have that Brunswick but ran into a SNAFU. T
the stitch length reg. seems to be stuck tight. I cant get the wheel to budge. I have her all clean and ready to go. I got so frustrated that I put her away and moved on. You may get me to bring it out again.
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It is easier to get one to look clean than to get one to work. If it gets clean but not working be sure to get plenty of oil on it so it won't sit around and rust at the clean parts.

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I had trouble cleaning the stitch reg to. Although mine was not stuck it was the dirtiest part of the machine. Speaking of snafu. Miriam and Phil were visiting with us and we were playing with the Brunswick. I removed the adjusting screw that marks the stitch length. She had a National missing this screw and I was showing her what she needed. We dropped the screw on the floor and we search for hours and finally found in a crack between the floor board. It was really funny we were like chickens with our heads cut off. Now every time I open up the Brunswick It brings a smile thinking of that nice visit.
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The Brunswick is the only machine I couldn't get sewing. Now I will have to bring it out again.
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I had trouble cleaning the stitch reg to. Although mine was not stuck it was the dirtiest part of the machine. Speaking of snafu. Miriam and Phil were visiting with us and we were playing with the Brunswick. I removed the adjusting screw that marks the stitch length. She had a National missing this screw and I was showing her what she needed. We dropped the screw on the floor and we search for hours and finally found in a crack between the floor board. It was really funny we were like chickens with our heads cut off. Now every time I open up the Brunswick It brings a smile thinking of that nice visit.

It was halarious. Pat and Phil thought something was going on with us crawling around all over that old porch. The screw I dropped was between the baseboard and the floor board - terrible to find but after Glenn quit growling, he got out a heavy duty flash light and we spotted it and it only seems like hours when your screws go missing. And my machine got fixed after I got home. That's been a few years ago. It was my Vindex Special from Sears. I use that machine to let kids sew.

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