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Finally! Ok, technically it's my husband's, but I will be the one cleaning it up, fixing anything that needs fixing, and teaching him how to use it (once I learn how!)

It's the first one we've been able to get in our price range. It is also a pile of rust and seized up at the moment.

Initial questions: the bobbin winder wheel is made of wood, and would meet the treadle belt, not the hand wheel. Is this something that was made later? Initial searching didn't find anything like it.

Also, my husband thinks it's missing the oil/wax cup. There does not seem to be a place to attach it, however. The only thing in the area of the machine is an oil hole, and it's not in the right place anyway. Did some of these not have the oil cup?

Also, any tips or other information would be appreciated. I can't see anything that's obviously broken, but I've also not seen one of these in person before.

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Looks like it was never equipped with a wax cup.

I have never seen that bobbin winder set up on a 29

What is the SN?

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I've never seen one quite like that either.   But it has the (presumably) original table -- nice!!


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Looks like it was never equipped with a wax cup.

I have never seen that bobbin winder set up on a 29

What is the SN?


I can't find the SN! Is there a place it would be hidden? I'm so used to it being front or back of the pillar, and nothing. Could it be underneath somewhere?

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I've never seen one quite like that either.   But it has the (presumably) original table -- nice!!



I don't think the table is all original, sadly. The leg seems to have been replaced at some point. But with some gluing and refinishing it should be just fine. 😉

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Clean off this angled bit and you should discover it.

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Thank you! I was looking for a pad like a lot of the other ones.

It's B 802551, so 1905?

Do you think the bobbin winder could be a weird thing someone added?

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You can sort of see from this picture where the bobbin winder should be mounted.  do you have a mounting hole back there, on the rear right of the column?  Mine's a 1916.

https://projects.foxharp.net/sewing_machines/29-4_5.jpg.html

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Yep, it has that. Now that I have a day off, I had time to look at the bobbin winder more. It looks like someone welded it this way. They must have broken the original.
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