Sewing Machines - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Is there asbestos in old singer sewing machines?Model 291U3
I can't answer your question directly but I think you can reasonably assume there probably is as asbestos was added to many things to make them more durable - drive belts (if not leather), gaskets and packing materials and even some of the thicker paints and coatings.
As long as these things remain in good condition, any asbestos content will not present a danger.
I think it unlikely the motor will contain asbestos, though there might be a small quantity in the lubricating felts of the motor bearings, if the motor uses sintered bronze self aligning bearings, but again this will present no danger as long as the felts are well oiled.
8 hours ago
Singer 132K6 industrial machine
Make sure that the thread is under the tension spring then thread it throgh the hole in the spoolcase,push the spoolcase retainer over to hold it in then turn the balance wheel towards you to pick up the thread through the hole in the needle plate, pull both threads back and sew away. I can supply a manual for this machine if you want one.
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