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Hello! I am looking for an experienced person to help me learn how to set up and use my newly acquired Minnesota antique sewing machine. As far as I can tell it has all of its original parts and is in working order besides possibly having to replace the leather belt.
I’d prefer to do FaceTime or Facebook video chat if possible. I will pay via PayPal.
I can be reached at red9384@gmail.com
Thanks,
DK

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Welcome DK!  If I had even the remotest chance of finding a free block of time to do that, i'd gladly do if for free..

That Minnesota is beautiful and I bet it will sew really nice once you have it sorted out.  I believe we may have a compatible manual for that on the forum here in the manuals section.  

I am sure someone here can help, one way or another.

Steve

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Thank you so much! I can’t wait to get it running. I’m not great with written instructions and benefit greatly from being able to watch and learn more hands-on, so I’m really hoping someone can help me! Thanks again.
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The Minnesota manuals here are "A" and "E" but not the "D"  I found a video about a Minnesota D hand crank that might be helpful.

According to http://ismacs.net/sears/sears.html  "The "Minnesota D", manufactured by Davis, was a badged Model T"

Unfortunately, the person who posted https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1292680804&postcount=18&forum=501752 hasn't been on for a year.

Janey


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Thank you very much!!
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The general rule for threading virtually ANY sewing machine is as follows

Thread Spool 
Guide
Top Tension
Guide
Take-up arm
Guide
Needle (Oriented with the LONG groove away from the Shuttle)

There may be more or less of the "guides"

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Originally Posted by DK
Hello! I am looking for an experienced person to help me learn how to set up and use my newly acquired Minnesota antique sewing machine. As far as I can tell it has all of its original parts and is in working order besides possibly having to replace the leather belt.
I’d prefer to do FaceTime or Facebook video chat if possible. I will pay via PayPal.
I can be reached at red9384@gmail.com
Thanks,
DK



Hi!

I've been learning how to use my iron ladies as well, and I've gotten pretty good at working with them. What all do you need help with? I can answer some basic questions if you'd like to message me!

Catherine
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