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I have a wheeler and Wilson treadle that I believe was produced around 1895. I am having issues with the tension. My upper thread lies loose which means my upper tension is too tight or my lower tension is too loose. I have my upper tension as loose as it will go and it is still a problem. I looked to find the spring and screw in the hole above the latch and there isn’t anything there. I can see straight through the hole to the bobbin thread. Am I missing pieces or looking at the wrong hole? If I am missing the screw and spring, and if so where on earth can I get those two tiny parts?

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Looks like the tension adjust screw is missing.  You'll need to remove the gibb screw to examine the bobbin case better.  The manual has some good pics on pages 2 and 3.

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