Thursday, 8 November 2012
Disconnecting the Needle for Bobbin Winding
This is my Frister and Rossmann Model D Transverse Shuttle machine. There is no stop-motion screw, the round metal disc in the middle of the balance wheel, which you will see on many other machines - Singers in particular.
On this machine, the mechanism to disconnect the needle is wonderfully simple. It is just a metal tab that slots in and out of a notch. Perhaps one day I will find out why manufacturers abandoned this mechanism in favour of the stop-motion screw. I much prefer this tab, there is far less to go wrong with it. Stop motion screws can be blighters to fix.