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ArchaicArcane

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An electric motor shop should have or be able to make brushes to size.  We have about 3 in town that I can go to at will.  Bonus is that they're higher quality than the aftermarket sewing parts ones often are. 
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Good to know! Thanks -- I will check one out.
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Yes - great to know about checking out electric motor shops.

Matt - what a great setup you have to replace the bearing.  I think I understand that at times the bearing may need replacement if the relubrication (one drop of 30 wt oil) does not work.  Interesting - but the 301's have this same PA motor style and one doesn't hear so often of of noisy bearing on these machines.  Anyway, thanks for the helpful info.
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Yes - great to know about checking out electric motor shops.

Matt - what a great setup you have to replace the bearing.  I think I understand that at times the bearing may need replacement if the relubrication (one drop of 30 wt oil) does not work.  Interesting - but the 301's have this same PA motor style and one doesn't hear so often of of noisy bearing on these machines.  Anyway, thanks for the helpful info.


Hey Chaly --
Thanks! I think most often the bearing does not need replacement. I admit to being a perfectionist and liking a mechanical challenge. I think that I would be tempted to go ahead and replace the bearing in any machine I was restoring if it felt at all slow or gritty, mostly because I can!
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Weren't we just talking about Maslow's hammer in another thread?  To paraphrase, "If all you have is a bearing installer, everything looks like a failed bearing!"   :-)
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AMAZING site with TONS of early cutters guides!

https://www.cuttersguide.com/galleries/pattern-guides-male/

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I don't know if this is the correct thread for this post, so please feel free to move it.
I stumbled upon a link in leatherworker.net, leading to an incredible source for parts manuals, 4817 of them, to be exact. They are all free to be downloaded. I looked for parts lists for my most recent purchase, a Singer mod. 29, and found it here:

https://www.hendersonsewing.com/manual.asp?page=63

The number of manufacturers is limited, and most are industrial models, but some are very well represented. For example, the Singers start with model 1 on page 39, and with 50 results per page, the 29 is on page 63...there are 2490 Singer parts lists! Wow!

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