Friday, November 1, 2013

Singer 920, you growl too...

I shouldn't have expected any different from the 920 once I started working on it. Especially right after getting the 900 going. I really think it is just the electronic controls for the motors that causes the growl. It isn't unbearable by any means but it certainly is louder than a silky smooth vintage cast iron Singer 15-91.


Hmm, looks strikingly similar to the 900, don't it. This is the free-arm version.


Pretty nifty. Everything else looks pretty much the same between the 900 and 920.



Here's a shot of the white plastic bushing that was cracked on the 900 (see previous blog entry).

5 comments:

  1. My friend's wife gave me her mother's Singer Creative Touch 1036. It's a later model, same machine but the top cover is brown and it doesn't take cams. The paint on my 1036 is flawless. But it's got busted feed gears & I haven't gotten around to replacing them. 3 things I love about these machines...1. it's a free arm. 2. I love how close the needle is to the edge of the bed on these machines. 3. I love the button hole feature on these machines. There's a special button hole foot, it allows you insert a button into the back of it. The button hole foot triggers the drop down lever near the needle and sews a button hole the size of the button in the button hole foot. I think it's pure genius. This button hole foot is still in use today on many machines.

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    1. I'm fairly amazed at how the sewing machine companies came up with ingenious ways to make their machines perform.

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  2. Tore down a 925 last night, and was going to change the shaft guide as you show it cracks, but found a solid steel one in its place. 925 has no changeable cams, just the set included in the machine.
    Glad you're doing this so I don't have to. Three machines is enough... isn't it?

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    1. Three?!? Only three?? That would seriously crimp my style, but I digress... Nice that your machine came with a steel guide. I wonder if someone made it or if Singer decided plastic didn't hold up well enough.

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  3. Do you sell your machines? I have been looking for a Futura II in good working order. I let mine go a few years ago and am sorry I didn't keep it. I'd love to have one back in good working order. Let me know. Elaine in San Francisco

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