Dating your singer featherweight
There is no information about his religious beliefs.
Being a champion as a mixed martial artist in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Impressive trouble-shooting section and a chapter on servicing clutch motors, common to many industrials. Tools for Self-Reliance is a charity that sends, amongst other things, sustainable sewing machines (common Singers) to the third world.
Included as typical of some of the excellent publications, helpfully posted online by diligent manufacturers. They need donated machines to work and have produced these instructions, downloadable free online, to help generous members of the public service their donations.
A phenomenal labour of love from a highly-respected collector.
Currently (2009) out of print but the author reassures us, however, that a new version is being compiled and will be published when it’s ready.
The modern reprint has clear line drawings and a troubleshooting section: ‘50 difficulties and their remedies’; plus a few pages from old Bert’s original catalogue for nostalgia value. A useful list; 80 pages, comprising hundreds of (largely) American, domestic machines and their corresponding Singer needles. The entries for Wanzer machines should be viewed with suspicion.
Canadian and a few British manufacturers are also included. A comprehensive and reliable cross-referenced list of needles and substitutes.
A short but informative book - originally written in the early twentieth century - that quickly explains the workings of domestic machines by shuttle type (transverse, vibrating, oscillating and rotary) - even a passage on the Class 29 bootpatcher - with sufficient information to get most machines back in time/tension etc. Generic information but clearly presented and illustrated.
Singer produced hundreds of domestic models and over a thousand (slightly) different industrials.
Mending sewing machines IS within the capabilities of most people.
He eats like a baby, sleeps and even trains like a baby.
This means he does whatever he wants and whenever he wants, just like a baby who has no set time to do a particular thing.