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John Winner

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I am trying to figure out what this wooden peg behind the VS 2 is for. I found a video on YouTube which has the peg still on the cabinet. My VS 2 only has an empty hole. Just trying to figure out what the peg is for and perhaps where I might be able to find a replacement.

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Ah yes -- the mystery peg!  It's to support the machine when it's tilted back, to keep the strain off the hinges.
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Thank you, now it seems so obvious.
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... My VS 2 only has an empty hole.... 


I think that there may be different size holes.  I had asked about the size over on "the other board" and found out that " It is 2.5" tall from the table surface to the top. The rubber on top is about 3/16" tall, but is a bit squished."  A picture with a ruler next to it  bumper post.    I think I found a peg of some sort that would work, but haven't actually tried it.

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That would take the local retired guy who makes wooden toys for kids about 5 minutes to turn on his lathe.  
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You can find assorted "Shaker pegs" at the local hobby store, for a few cents, if there is no one handy who has the lathe set up. I found the peg support for the machine very useful, as the hinge style in the old table is not like the later hinges that hold the machine at a given angle when tipped back.

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You can find assorted "Shaker pegs" at the local hobby store


I will have a look next time I am in one. Thanks

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That's a much better suggestion than mine!
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Well, look what just turned up in a pile o' stuff that I bought off eBay, thinking there might be some unusual 66-1 attachments in there: IMG_0401[1].jpg
Wouldn't have known what that peg was for without this thread 😉  And after looking at your photos, I now even know what the three brass thingies are.  At least I think they're for holding down the bonnet 😉  Interested in the peg?

Unfortunately for me, what I thought might be unusual 66-1 attachments look like they might be industrials???  Not sure, really, but I don't think they're for the 66-1.  I suppose I'll have to open up a new topic.  I know the round, long thing is a needle case, but it's odd.  It's just a touch smaller than the usual old Singer needle cases you find and the top is brass.  Unfortunately, the brass has split, which makes it fit not so tight. 

Oh, and I'm thinking that the brass cloth guide and brass "safety pin" looking item have something to do with the model 12, but don't know what that safety pin thing might do.  It can open up to a wider position, BTW.  And the weird hemmer on the left is a homemade soldered-on job that someone didn't do a very good job on - note the needle holes punched into the brass hemmer part, lol!  I think there's a part # on the back of it that I need to look up.  And last, but not least, is the strange thing that looks like a lock, but isn't.  It has a patent date on it, so I'll try looking that up, too, at some point.  If anybody knows what machine the presser feet fit, let me know!
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John Winner

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I am interested in he peg. Can you send me a DM?
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I am interested in he peg. Can you send me a DM?


Done.
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I may be able to identify your "safety pin". Both of my Howe treadles came with one of those in the drawer. I finally realized it could clamp onto some other oddball attachments in the drawers. I'll try to attach a picture. Don't know how well these would work. The latch on the safety pin isn't very secure.




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Interesting, Romwen.  That was what I thought it might be, but I've yet to find any documentation on it.  I do have those same hemmers that attach to a different piece to connect them to the base.  It looks sort of like an "8" and I'm all but certain that it was made by Goodrich.  Who knows, Greist probably made a few, too 😉  Thanks for attaching the pic.  Would love to find a copy of a Model 12 manual.

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I have a copy of a manual for the 12K "Family" machine. I'll send it to you if you'd like it.
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Oh, yes, please!  You can send it to me via PM.  Thanks so much!

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Also look at the two New Family manuals in the sewing machine manuals section of the forum.
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Will do, thanks!
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Hi Ericka, I sent you a PM regarding a domed brass fitting. Thx.

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Hey, Hummer Lady, I sent you a reply.
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