Thursday, 9 May 2013

Naumann Vibrating Shuttle


This is the machine I have just cleaned up for a friend, a Seidel and Naumann Vibrating Shuttle.  Not only did I have to use paraffin to work its magic in unsticking the foot, but also the stitch length adjustment mechanism was jammed.  I had to take off the handcrank and the wheel to get to the lever, which is to the right of the pillar above the bobbin winder.  It was well and truly stuck, but eventually I freed it up and re-set it so that the stitch length can be adjusted and set to forwards or reverse.



This smart little tin is for holding the bobbins.



They slot neatly inside.  Unfortunately there were only three with the machine rather than the full complement of five to fill the tin.  I shall have to see if I can get two more.

The machine makes a perfect stitch.  I'm sure that when I return it it will soon be put to good use.


7 comments:

  1. Hello Muv
    What a charming machine does it take standard needles? Which regular user of a long bobbin machine would not appreciate that smart little bobbin tin? I like the art nouveau lettering.

    Hugs
    G

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  2. Hello Gavin,

    Yes, it takes a standard needle. I've really enjoyed having the chance to tinker with this machine.

    Love,
    Muv

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  3. That's a really cute machine, Muv. There's a very very VERY battered Frister & Rossman TS machine for sale at my local thrift-shop. I'd buy it, if not for two problems:

    1. I can't buy the needles for it anymore.
    2. It's $100! Yeeks...

    Yours,
    Shahan.

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  4. Hello Muv,

    What a cutie.

    I still regret I missed out on a beautiful Seidel und Naumann last Christmas at an auction site.
    That one had extra bobbins too, plus several feet, and was in perfect working order. It also had the wood bent case including the key.
    Alas, the seller never responded, despite the fact that I was the only bidder.

    Oh well, I adore my two Singer machines, and I love using them.

    love,

    Marianne

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  5. It looks wonderful and I adore the little bobbin tin.
    Clare

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  6. Hei! I just found Your blog on Google pictures thanks to that Seidel & Naumann sewing machine. I found the same machine from my grandparents house, but I cant find information about that particular machine. Do you know how old is this machine? I hope this blog is still active :-) Thanks :-)

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    1. Hello Mella,

      I suggest you look at the NeedleBar website if you want to research the history of old machines. Here is the link:-

      http://needlebar.org/

      This particular machine dates back to (most probably) the 1930s.

      Love, Muv

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