PRINTED REPAIR ADJUST
Authorized reproduction of the entire 1905 book by Paul Hasluck titled Sewing Machines their Construction, Adjustment and Repair. It covers sewing machines that you would have expected to find in that era and earlier ones like ones with curved needles, chain stitchers, vibrating and boat shuttles, oscillating shuttles and even some industrial machines. Some examples of the machines in the book are the Singer models 12, 24, 27, Singer Improved Family, Wheeler and Wilson 4, Howe and Bradbury. It covers attachments to the machines like hand cranks, bobbin winder and some of the many presser feet too. There are quite a few nice illustrations in it.
This is a review of this item from Kevin, one of our favorite customers; This book was put together from a weekly column written by the author. It does flow well however. The beginning of the book describes how sewing machines function in general, and provides details on several types of machines in particular. There is an interesting section about the oscillating rotary shuttle and how it works. There is a good deal written on working and adjusting all types of sewing machines. There is a very detailed section on dealing with adjustments for broken needles, broken threads and missed stitches. Much is written on repairing these old machines including fixing and repairing them yourself where parts are hard to come by. This covers adding life to worn shuttles, feed dogs and much more. There is a detailed chapter on many attachments and auxiliary devices including hand cranks, bobbin winder assemblies, ruffler, pleating device and tuck marker. There is also a section on tailor's high speed machines which covers repairs and adjustments. Some of the machines which are given focused attention for repairing and adjusting include the W&W #4 machine, W&W D10 machine, Singer transverse (reciprocating) shuttle machine, vibrating shuttle machines, Winselmann's vibrating shuttle, leather sewing machines, twin needle machines, buttonholer machines, curved needle revolving hook machines, Howe machines (old and newer), Weir machine, Singer oscillating machines, and Bradbury machines. Additionally, much of the data is discussed in such as way as to cover many other variants of these types of machines. The book includes a table of contents and an index.