Thread injector

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  1. Redfeather

    Redfeather Active Member

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    Heres my thread injector;
    40's era Singer 15-91...not commercial grade but will sew up to 5 layers of webbing or what fits under the foot .
     

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    The back and forth on this thread is awesome. One of the best threads of all the forums I'm on.


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  3. Redfeather

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    It has gone this way and that...:D
     
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    Maustypsu Well-Known Member

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    I love it! I sold a 15-91 to Swamp. I use a 201-2. It's the same machine only "prettier". Some extra scrolling and fancy face plate but same machine.
     
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    Heres a little useless info ;
    Model 99 sold for $99 / new
    Model 15 sold for $ 199/ new
    Model 201 sold for $ $299/ new...
    And most thought Henry Ford started monthly payments ?!?!?
    During the depression era , women made clothes for the family, if there were multiple kidds a sewing machine was a must and had to be financed by all but the rich who prob just bought most of thier clothing.
    The 201 was considered a wealthy persons thread injector ... heard this tidbit from the salesman who sold me my 15-91....also have a 3/4 size featherweight for lightweight fabs.
    WARNING: They become as addictive as saddles....
     
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    Maustypsu Well-Known Member

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    I have a 221 as well. Those featherweights are nice but not made for most of what I do.
    Yeah the 15-91 is the "farmers wife's" version while the 201-2 is the "cadillac". But the same motor on both.
     
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    Oh great "as addictive" this was gonna be next months purchase to start working on some ideas i had. Lol Im gonna have to take out a loan to keep up with these addictions lol
     
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    At least they're "constructive" addictions.....:D
     
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    Still waiting for pics of the aunt lol.
     
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    I have had a thread injecting singer 66 sitting here for months. I have no clue how to use it. What is the best u tube instructional video. Thread injectors are more intimidating than a mig welder. I want to sew some stuff on my aero hunter


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  11. Redfeather

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    Try a search on Singer 66 set-up.
    Once you get the spool threaded and the bobbin pulled up, run some scrap material, old t-shirt works good, and see how it goes.
    They only seem intimidating at first. As far as sewing on your aero....might want to purchase a stitching awl and manually sew through the heavy material....the 66 probably isn't going to be able to handle the heavy material....
     
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    So true! At first I was very intimidated. I almost went to a sewing class at the craft store.

    Type your model into YouTube and learn how to use it. After a couple hours you'll be fine. I like using mine now.
     

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