Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Bill, Marcia, me, Cindy, breakfasted and ready to go...

And at breakfast, with the Frog and Bear dining deluxe experience...
From the left, Nancy, Theresa, Chris, Bill, Kristen, Me, Marcia

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

TOGAteering in the USofA

I've been a member, and lately the webmistress, for Treadleon, a site for Old Sewing Machine Users, for many years.. This year, I was invited by Bill Holman to attend the River Rat TOGA, in Lake City, Minnesota.. Bill and his delightful wife Marcia have been most gracious hosts, driving me about; buying dinners, putting me up at a most elegant B and B (this is a far different thing from a British B and B; here this is the height of elegance and style), not least sponsoring my air fare..
And we have had a most delightful time all round, fixing, talking, eating, and admiring..
Herewith images, in no order

More later, now for bed...

Monday, 19 September 2016

Dodgy wiring - we can fix it

Two Singer Featherweights have arrived at the workshop to be rewired.
They are both clean, nice looking machines, but when you look beneath the surface....
Note the bare wires - sixty year old cable can do this and the outer insulation is dropping blobs of nasty black goo everywhere.
The damaged sockets will have to be replaced as well, luckily one of the owners had a spare socket - the flat pin sockets are rare.
Both of these will have new wires with modern sleeving to make sure they are safe, and the pedals will be rewired as well.
More to follow when I get to work on them.

Friday, 2 September 2016