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Name of Parts

[Thread Take Up Lever Patch-O-Matic Darner Arm Thread Guide Spool Pin

Hand Wheel

Automatic Bobbin Winder

Built in Light Switch

8) 9) 10) 11) ] 2) 13) 4) 15) | 4) 17) 18) 19) 20) 2)) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) 27)

Bobbin Winding Thread Guide Drop Feed Push Button

Button Holer Knob

Reverse Sewing Push Button Stitch Length Regulating Dial Stitch Length Regulating Knob Zigzag VVidth Regulating Knob Zigzag Width Stopper Ring Upper Thread Tension

Thread Guide

Built in Light

Face Plate

Needle Plate

Slide Plate

Needle Bar

Needle

Presser Bar

Presser Foot

Presser Bar Lifter

Open Race

2. Turning on Light

The lamp housing is enclosed in the face plate (Fig. 3). The switch for operating the light is beneath the hand wheel (Fig. 4). Changing bulb :

Be sure to first unplug your sewing machine. With

your left hand, open the face plate, and the bulb

is easily replaced,

Fig. 3

3. Tightening and Loosening of the Hand Wheel

Hold the hand wheel in your left hand and turn the

stop motion device towards you, and the hand wheel

will be loosened, Reverse the action to tighten it.

Fig. 4

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4. Winding the Bobbin

Bobbin is easily wound by the following two methods (Fig. 6, 7). A) (a) Loosen the stop mofion device.

(b) Place the spool on the spool pin (1). Pass the end of the thread through the arm thread guide (2) and bobbin winding thread guide (3). Wind the thread around the bobbin (4) seven or eight times, and place tthe bobbin on the bobbin winder

spindle {5). Press lever (6), and

the bobbin presser {7) comes into Fig. 6 the bobbin. The rubber ring (8) | | then contacts the hand wheel. Ihe bobbin winder automatically diseng- ages when the bobbin is about 90% full.

B) Actual operation is as per the above

item lA). (Re: Fig. 7)

Fig. 7

5. Right Needle and Thread for Right Cloth

Size of Thread

Size of Needles Cloth

No. 60-100 cotton thread or

9 Thin calico, silk, serge and muslin ie fine silk thread a Thin calico, cotton cloth, crepe de No. 60-100 cotton thread or w. chine, hosiery and silk ordinary silk thread a Ordinary cotton cloth, thick silk, thin No. 40-60 cotton thread or woolen goods, towels and shirting ordinary silk thread . Thick cotton cloth, serge and thin No. 30-60 cotton thread or woolen goods ordinary silk thread Ordinary woolen goods, trousers, No. 30-60 cotton thread - No. 18 over-coats, thick calico and children’s clothes ordinary silk thread

NOTE: Use a good quality mercerized cotton thread, if available, to avoid

shrinking laundered.

6. Insertion of the Needle

a) Loosen the needle clamp with your right hand and NEEDLE.

hold needle so that the flat side is to your right, BAR CLAMP then insert the upper part of the needle as far as it

hits the bottom of the clamp.

ib) Tighten the needle clamp with your right honda. Pa, ic) As the picture indicates, turn the needle clamp to the Seine ae left to lo it, and turn it to the right to tighten it. A e oosen it, and turn it to the rig ighten i SIDE id) Turn the hand wheel slowly. When the needle has OF NEEDLE come right to the middle of the needle plate, the needle is perfectly inserted. 7. How to Thread the Needle Fig. 8

Fig. ? la) Raise the needle bar to its highest @ Spool Pin Bait, @) Arm Thread Guide @) Tension Releasing Disc lb) Thread the needle by following the @)\ Thtead Tokesup’ Spring numbers indicated in the picture. G) Thread Take-up Lever Thread Guard @) Thread Take-up Lever @ Thread Toke-up Lever Thread Guide (Upper)

3) Thread Take-up Lever Thread Guide (Lower) @) Needle Clamp Thread - Guide @ Needle

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Raise the needle bar to its highest point by turning the hand wheel. ; Open the bobbin case cover.

Raise the latch of the bobbin case and take if out.

Lower the latch of the bobbin case thus token out, and turn it with opening face

downward. The bobbin will drop ouf.

9. How to Insert the Bobbin Case

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(b)

(c)

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Raise the latch and insert the bobbin case on the shuttle race. Be sure that the horn goes into the slot in the shuffle race. Lower the latch when the bobbin case has been insertea.

Be careful not to remove or insert the bobbin case when the needle bar is lowered. The shuttle body and the shuttle race will

be damaged if this warning is ignored.

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How to Thread tb) the Bobbin Case

How to Remove the Bobbin Case

BOBBIN

Fig. 10

Hold the bobbin in your right hand, pull out the thread about 5 inches, and pull the thread through the bobbin case.

Pull the thread through the slot in the bobbin case as indicated in Figure B, and let the thread go under the tension spring.

Pull out the thread, and it will come out

to the position indicated in Figure C.

11. How to Sew Straight Stitches

(1) Prepare for Sewing as Follows :

(a) Replace the needle plate and the presser foot with those for straight sewing.

(b) Set the zigzag width regulating knob to "0" (zero position). Now you can sew straight sewing.

(c¢) Hold the upper thread lightly in your left hand.

(d) Turn the hand wheel towards you gently with your right hand.

le) When the needle bar with the thread inserted into the needle hole has been roised to its

highest point, pull the upper thread, and then the lower thread will come out of the needle hole picked up by the upper thread.

(f) Put both the upper and the lower thread

1 Ne beneath the presser foot and: pull the ends to CA C5 the back. i 5 | (2) Actual Sewing | (a) Place the cloth to be sewn beneath the presser 1 foof, make one stitch by turning the hand SSG wheel, and lower the presser foot. = = = (b) Start sewing.

Leen (c) Do not pull on the material. This often

couses the needle to break.

(3) How to Change the Direction of Sewing (a) Stop sewing with the needle in the cloth. (b) Raise the presser foot and reverse the direc- tion of the material. |

(c) Lower the presser foot and resume sewing.

(4) How to Remove the Cloth (a) When the needle bar has reached its highest

point, stop sewing. -

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(b) Raise the presser foot and pull the material

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(c) Cut the edges of the upper and lower threads, Fig. 12 leaving about 5 inches free at the ends. This makes it easier to resume sewing on the next

se0m.

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(5) Adjustment of the Upper and Lower Thread Tension (a) Satisfactory seams can be produced by being sure the upper thread and the lower thread are knotted right in the middle of the two pieces of material being sewn. See Figure C. lb} When too much tension is applied to the upper thread, the result shown in Figure A is produced. ic) When too much tension is applied to the lower thread, the result shown in Figure B is produced, (6) How to Adjust the Tension of the Upper Thread (a) Usually perfect seams can be produced by regulating the tension applied to the upper thread. (b) Turn the tension disc to the right to increase

Fig. 14

the tension. lc) Turn it to the left to loosen the tension. (ld) Do not turn the disc too far at one time or

irregular seams will be produced.

(7) How to Adjust the Tension of the Lower

Thread

(a) Ordinarily it is unnecessary to change the tension of the lower thread, but there are some fabrics that require a change.

(b) Turn the screw in the direction indicated by the arrow in order to tighen the . tension.

(c) Turn the screw in the direction indicated by the arrow in order to loosen the

tension. (d) As it depends entirely upon the tension Fig. 15

whether or not you sew well, it is highly

important that you learn how to adjust

the tension as soon as possible.

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Adjustment of Stitches and Reverse Sewing he figures on the stitch length regulating

dial show the stitch length.

urn the knob {1), and set the desired

By

the stitch shown on the stitch

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regulating dial:(4) to the red mark (2).

until if stops.

Fig. 16

Adjustment of Feed Dog

In usual sewing the right side drop feed button (1) must be pushed down as far as it will go, then the letter ““N"' is indicated in the window (4).

When sewing thin materials such as silk, the left side drop feed button (2) must be pushed down until the red mark line (3) reaches to the surface of the plate (5).

In embroidery or button sewing, the height of the feed dog must be lower than that of the needle plate so that the cloth can be moved freely. In this case the drop feed button (2) must be pushed down entirely until the letter ““E"' appears aft the

window (4).

14. Adjustment of Pressure to Cloth

a)

(b)

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In the case of ordinary cloth, it is seldom necessary to adjust the pressure, but when sewing thin or delicate materials the pressure must be so adjusted that cloth gets the proper pressure. For

instance, too much pressure will

cause the material to pucker.

Press down the patch-o-matic dar- ner (A) and the presser bar will jump up and the pressure will become weak. Press down the presser bar (|B) and the pressure

will become strong.

You can easily adjust the pres- sure. In the case of embroider- ing, the presser bar should be

raised to its highest point.

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=oterial, lint will accumulate between the feed dog and

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Cleaning the Race and Hook

= swe cover can ce icken out easily so that when lint and waste thread have

S im i they can be removed and cleaned as follows -—

(a) How to Remove it

1. Turn the hand wheel and raise the needle bar to its highest point.

2. Turn the head back. Remove the bobbin case.

4. Turn the two levers holding the hook cover to the outside.

5. Pull the hook towards you, and it will come out.

6. Remove all lint and waste thread. After cleaning, parts must be oiled and wiped off with a clean soft cloth.

ib) How to Replace it

|]. Keplace the hook with its horn turned down on the open race.

2. Put on the shuttle hook cover. Be sure that the setting pin is aligned so that the hook cover does not move.

3. Replace the bobbin case and turn the hand wheel slowly to be sure that everything has been replaced properly.

How to Clean the Feed Mechanism

‘Vhen you have sewn excessively on any starchy needle plate as well as between the feed dog and open race. In this event, to correct the heavy ope-

tion of the machine, remove the needle and clean the

Slide the bobbin case cover and remove the needle plate.

Clean the above-mentioned parts with a brush. Turn the hand wheel to be sure that everything is operating properly.

Replace the needle plate and the bobbin case cover

in their proper location.

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B) C)

Manual Zigzag Sewing

When operating zigzag stitches manually, set black figure ““0'' on stopper ring (1) to Hype dg ii ' ; 4 7

position ~ 0'' shown on plate by pushing stopper ring forward and turning to the

position ““O'', and then move the red marker on the regulating knob (2) to position

opposite ““O".

For straight sewing, always set the zigzag width regulating knob to position “0O"’.

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To operate zigzag width regulating knob, place black figure “0 '' on stopper ring, and red marker on regulating knob opposite each other.

To operate at desired width and maximum width of 5", follow above direction (a) and then push stopper ring forward and turn to desired width using black figures on the stopper ring.

To operate at minimum and any maximum desired width, follow direction (a) and push stopper ring forward and turn to desired maximum width using red figures.

Various zigzag patterns can be obtained by operating the zigzag width regulating

Manual Zigzag Patterns

Stitch Regulator | Zigzag knob

Wide Any point from | to 5

| Narrow |

Wide

Gradually move from 0 to

Narrow 5, and return to 0 (Repeat)

Wide and Narrow

Any point from 1 to 5

(Repeat)

Zigzag width can be requ- Ri cote lated by zigzag width regulating knob. Turn the

knob alternately.

How to Embroider

= Keplace the upper and lower threads with embroidery thread desired.

= &emove the presser foot and set the drop-feed button at “E"' position.

= msert the upper thread into the eyelet of the needle as in the case of straight sewing. = Then place the upper end of embroidery spring on the needle clamp (Fig. 22) = Moke one turn of the hand wheel and pull the upper thread. Then the lower thread come up together with the upper thread. ~ “ace the cloth beneath the embroidery spring. = Set the zigzag width regulating knob to 0. Sst the stitch length regulating knob to O. Sive tension to the cloth by tightly framing it on the embroidery: hoop, and the Smishing will be better. (Fig. 23) Outline a rough copy of the desired pattern. 3. Se corefyl not to move the cloth suddenly; if you ignore this warning, the needle

moy breck.

Fig. 22 Fig. 23

_ How to Use the Hemmer

= me needle bar as its highest position, attach the hemmer replacing the presser

toot, ond note carefully if the hemmer is attached with its needle hole aligned to let pass through the center of it. (Fig, 25) Cut the cloth a litile on its right Sorm=: sO thai if can be rolled up. (Fig. 24) Raise the hemmer and insert the cloth

eed=: & from the left side with the right edge of the. cloth being folded up a little.

(b) Insert the right corner so that the edge of the cloth is folded right, and pull the cloth now to the point where the needle can catch it. Lower the hemmer foot on the cloth and make some stitches slowly. With the right thumb and forefinger hold the cloth, then make a hem with the right edge of the cloth being smoothly rolled in.

1. Take care to hold the cloth right to ensure that it is always sufficiently fed in the mouth of the hemmer.

2. By sewing the cloth together with lace on the same hemmer, varied hemming can be done.

3. With wider zigzag stitches and a stronger thread tension, all kinds of edge sewing is easily done.

(Practice is required to become skilful with the use of the hemmer and all other

special attachments for sewing.)

Fig. 24 Fig. 25

20. How to Make Button Holes

Fig. 27

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Preparation

“aise the presser foot and turn the hand wheel towards you to bring the needle to

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s nighest point. Then exchange the regular presser foot with the special adjustable

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cutton hole foot as shown in Fig. 26.

Set the red line (1) on stitch length regulating knob (2) to the red mark.

Set the red mark on the zigzag width regulating knob (3) to the mark between

and 2 shown the upper part of knob (4).

“ow you are ready for making button hole automatically, however, be careful in

using the motor power—slowly not too fast.

Actuc! Sewing

Ploce the cloth beneath the button hole foot. In case a backing is used for a

‘oundation, let it pass through the small hole in the button hole foot, and lower the

Start sewing with the button holer knob (5) in position “F''. Then the ieft side am of button hole is sewn as your desired length shown in Fig. 28-WNo. 1.

Atter the left side seam is sewn to the desired length, turn the knob to the “S"

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ion for bar tacking. Sew the three stitches or six swings by the turning the send wheel slowly, then the lower bar tacking is made of Fig. 28 - No. 2.

Set the button holer knob (5) to “R" position and sew the right side seam by rewerse sewing. (Fig. 28-No. 3)

sepeat the operation as above mentioned (c). Then the upper bar tacking is made. Fig. 28 - No. 4)

Finishing _ 3

Slit the cloth in the middle. (Fig. 28 - No. 5)

But be careful not to cut the thread.

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Lower bar tacking Upper bar tacking Fig. 28

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Sewing on Buttons

Use the button sewing foot.

Set the drop-feed button in E”’ position. Place the button under the button sewing foot. Get both holes centered under the foot evenly.

Turn the hand wheel to set the width of your button eyes, and fix the zigzag width knob at the proper position.

Run the machine at medium speed, making about 5 or 6 stitches.

Set the zigzag width knob making a few straight stitches in the same hole to lock

zigzag stitch.

22. Lace Sewing

la) Attach the lace sewing presser foot.

lb} Let some of the lace go through the lace hole in the foot. Then put on the cloth, and lower the foot.

[c) Adjust the width of zigzag stitch accord-

i ing to the thickness of the lace.

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Fig. 30

How to Use the Cloth Guides

Cloth guides are used when two parallel seams are to be made on the edge of the cloth.

(a) Figure 31 indicates the way the cloth guide is attached. (b) Figure 32 indicates the way the quilting guide is attached.

Fig. 31

24. How to Keep the Machine in Good Repair

(1) Oiling

Oiling is so important that if you should be negligent in this respect you would not only shorten the machine's service life but also could cause it to become out of order.

Do not use too much oil. It is not only unnecessary but may stain or soil the material.

(2) Where to Oil

ia) The arrows indicate those parts to be oiled.

‘b) Just one drop ata time will do.

ic) When you have oiled those parts indicated, run the machine for a while slowly so that the oil

can penetrate and spread itself.

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3 The Quality of the Oil Used

Oil of poor quality will not only couse the machine to run heavily out also will cause wear and tear of the unit. Use only good qua- ty oil refined for use on sewing

mocnines.

25. The Care and Adjustment of the Motor

Attaching the Motor to the Machine

Place the motor bracket (1) on the tongue (2) over which the slot in the motor bracket ‘ts, on the arm directly under the hand wheel, as shown, so that the screw hole in the center of the tongue can be seen through the slot in the motor bracket. Then insert the

screw (3) and after shilting the motor upward as far as it will go, tighten the screw,

(2) Placing the Belt on the Motor Place the belt on the machine. Then slip the belt in the groove of the hand wheel, and force it

into the groove of the motor

pulley.

Fig. 37

(3) Regulating the Belt Tension on the Motor

To adjust the belt tension, loosen the attaching screw about one turn with a screw driver. This will allow the motor to drop downward. Now firmly tighten the screw, and the belt should have the correct tension.

The method of applying oil to bearings should be varied according to the character- istics of the motor.

An oil hole is normally closed from inside with a ball. When applying oil, press the ball down with the oil can pipe, and provide a few drops of quality oil. Oiling should

be restricted only to oil holes, and under no circumstances oil any other parts.

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UNSATISFACTORY CONDITIONS :

Unsatisfactory Condition

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The Upper

Thread Breaks

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The Lower

Skipped Stitches

The Needle

Breaks

Stitching

Forms Loops

1. When the lower thread is not wound correctly, it gets entangled. Thread. Breaks 2. The lower thread is off the tension spring of

Seams Shrink

1 or Pucker

Irregular Stitching

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The machine does

not work smoothly

and is noisy

. The needle is not threaded correctly.

The tension is too tight.

. Something is wrong with the needle,

The thread used is too heavy for the needle. . The thread take-up spring is broken.

The needle is not set correctly,

. The needle plate, the hook, or the pressure foot is damaged,

the bobbin case.

1. The needle is not attached to the needle bar correctly, 2. The needle is either bent er blunt.

The

wrong needle is used.

. The The The The The

needle is bent.

needle is not attached properly. material is too thick or heavy. material is being pulled by operator. needle is of inferior quality.

1. The thread tension is not properly adjusted.

. The needle is not threaded correctly and/or the bobbin is not wound properly.

. The weight or thickness of the material and the size of the thread are not in accord.

. The thread take-up spring does not work well.

1, The thread tension is too tight. . The pressure of the presser foot is too strong.

3. The position of the feed dog is too high.

]. The upper and lower threads are of inferior quality.

The pressure of the presser foot is inadequate.

The thread is wound around the bobbin. The position of the feed dog is too low.

1. The machine is in need of oil,

. The tension on the belt is too tight.

The pressure of the presser bar is not sufficient.

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2. Dust and waste thread have collected in the hook mechanism. 3. Oil of inferior quality is used and has coa- | gulated. | 4

Use thread of best quality.

CAUSES AND REMEDIES

Remedy

Thread the needle correctly. laosen_ it.

Replace it.

Replace it.

Replace it.

Set it correctly.

Reploce it,

Wind it properly. Put it in its proper position.

Attach it properly.

| Replace it.

Tighten it. Replace it. Replace it. Attach it correctly. Use-.-proper needle.

Don't pull on the cloth. Replace if with proper needle.

See instructions for adjustment of upper and lower thread tensions.

Thread and/or rewind properly.

See instructions covering the use of pro- per needles and threads with varying materials. | Replace it.

See instructions for adjustment of upper and lower thread tensions.

See instructions for proper to be applied to cloth.

instructions

pressure

See covering adjustment of

the feed dog.

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See instructions for proper pressure be applied to cloth. Rewind it,

See instructions covering adjustment the height of the feed dog.

Apply oil as per instructions. See instructions pertaining to cleaning of | the race and hook.

Clean thoroughly and oil again with pro- per sewing machine oil of best quality. Loosen it.

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