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I have come across something I have not seen before. This machine appears to have no upper tension release. No internal release by the presser bar lever or with a thumb release. As you can see from the pictures not even a hole in the side of the face plate for the thumb release guide. Maybe the thumb release did not have this extended guide to keep it aligned. Maybe I am missing something here??? DSCF3590.JPG  DSCF3591.JPG  DSCF3594.JPG 

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Skipper, on the side view of the faceplate, I see a dark spot where the alignment hole would be for the thumb tension release.  Is it my imagination or is there something possibly there ?
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John I thought the same thing but just some crude no hole.
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Here is some pics of the almost cleaned machine without a tension release(never had one) DSCF1128.JPG  DSCF1130.JPG  DSCF1131.JPG 

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so, the differences between yours and my VS2 that I see are, no belt guard, different stitch length knob, no tension release, cast faceplate, bobbin winder

I'd love to see an underside pic to see if there are any differences there as well.


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Steve, I also noticed the position of the spool pin, and the square headed pivot screw to the right of the spool pin.  Both are on bed casting bosses, unlike my VS machines.
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Yes it does have a belt guard(off for cleaning at the moment). Here is a pic of the underside before cleaning. DSCF3595.JPG 

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my vs2
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Beautiful machine, and lovely photos. I love flower decals on sewing machines - maybe the gardener in me!
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Hmmm-got me wondering about my VS1 -
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I just looked at my late VS2 (1891). It has the same features as Steve H's machine.
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Skipper, beautiful decals on that machine!
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I have come across something I have not seen before. This machine appears to have no upper tension release.

Mine didn't have one either. Nor did my Improved Family. Singer probably introduced them after 1891.
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Woo Hoo!  Yeah Mike! glad to see ya again!
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Hello Mike, Glad to hear from you again.
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