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Topic: Vintage Universal De Luxe Sewing Machine Part name?  (Read 5167 times)
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« on: March 28, 2011 06:22:28 PM »

Many moons ago I picked up a vintage Universal De Luxe sewing machine at a thrift store. After it sitting on my floor for ages I decided to clean it up and make sure everything was still intact. There is one rubber part that that is old and looks like it is about to fall to pieces. I'm having trouble finding a repair part mostly because I'm not sure what you would call that specific part. Does anyone know? Also, any suggestions on where I can find said part would be much appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 06:53:42 PM »

I can't answer but I hope someone can because that's pretty much exactly what I need for my Singer!

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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 09:23:36 PM »

Isn't it he wheel that works the bobbin winder? I found this link that may help you. http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/bobbinwinder.html

I love those old machines and want to see you get it running top notch.

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011 12:55:37 AM »

You wrote about rubber but the encircled part is the bobbin winder. Is that the bit you mean?
On the left there's a little lever that can be pushed down and your bobbin would wind up.
If you or jungrl need one, I'll be in Germany from halfway next week on. And coinciently, just 10km from the birthplace of the Singer sewingmachine. In the museum there they will know where to find parts for bobbins and may actually still sell some.  Wittenberge at the Elbe.
Just shoot a PM if that is what you need.
Don't know if the Universal and singer use identical parts though.

Like the poster above me, I'm very fond of those old machines. Used one to sew curtains, netcurtains and plenty of crafty stuff in my off gird hut in Germany.

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011 08:49:56 AM »

Ah ha! That sure is the bobbin winder. I never noticed the lever on the left! Thank you guys!

As for replacing the rubber, I consulted my boyfriend and he's pretty confident that I can find a rubber O-ring at any hardware store that will be the same size. So that's my first step.
If not, I know that the Universals are supposed to be "clones" of the Singers so I might see if the parts are interchangeable. Since you DO have a Singer, jungrrl, you might want to look at http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/singer-sewing-machine-parts-model-list.aspx. I ran across that site and it seems pretty comprehensive.

I'll let everyone know what ends up working for me.

Btw, SOO jealous that you get to go to the Singer museum! That sounds like a blast!
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013 08:13:56 PM »

I can't answer but I hope someone can because that's pretty much exactly what I need for my Singer!
It is the bobin winding ring. You can get them at Joanne's on the Notion wall.
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