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4 lb.US~ SINGER* OILS and LUBRICANTS They insure freedom from lubricating trouble and give longer life to sewing equipment Form (863) 30262G INSTRUCTIONS FOR U~ING AND ADJUSTING SINGER* SEWING The following are the correct lubricants for this machine: TYPE B ~ MANUFACTURING MACHINE OIL. 152.154 THE SINGER COMPANY t •< *A Trodemark of THE 51NGER COMPANY Printed in Great Brit . tins.153. and . HEAVY GRADE OTl-tER SINGER* LUBRICANTS TYPE E .MOTOR OIL For oil lubricated motors tables and transmitters. etc. . available GEAR LUBRICANT This specially prepared grease is recommended lubrication on manufacturing sewing machines. boll bearing hangers of power tables. and plain bearings in power In 1 quart. even alter a long period of storage. Furnished in 1 lb. for gear CLASS ( VARIETIES 111 and 155 BALL BEARING LUBRICANT This pure grease is specially designed for the lubrication of boll bearings and boll thrust bearings of motors and electric transmitters.THREAD LUBRICANT For lubricating the needle thread of sewing machines for stitching fabrics or leather where a thread lubricant is required.J NOTE: All of the above oils are 1 gallon and 5 gallon cans. TYPE F . use: MACHINES TYPE D .MANUFACTURING MACHINE OIL. HEAVY GRADE When an oil is desired which will produce a minimum 01 stain on fabrics.
It hos a safety clutch which prevents the hook from being damaged or getting out of time due to accidental strain. NEEDLES Needles for Machines 3355 (135x17) which are lllw152. Orders for needles must specify the number. 18. MACHINE lllw155 is similar to Machine 111w154 except that its maximum stitch length is 3V2 to the inch and it has an adjustable lifting eccentric to instantly sel the allernating pressers 10 the minimum amount of lifl required for the work 10 be sewn. If rough or uneven thread is used. Catalogue 3355 Needles. 100 size 25. 16. buff wheels and binding heavy felt padding. 14. P. leather coats. The machine is used for stitching light leather work such as leather gloves.22." when using Ihe needles sold by The best results will be obtained Singer Sewing Machine Company. The following QUANTITY required. the successful use of the machine will be interfered with.DESCRIPTION MACHINE lllw152 is a single needle. MACHINE lllw153 is similar to Machine heavy work such as automobile and furniture and leather coats. The maximum speed for Machine lllw155 is 3500 R. or if it passes with difficulty through the eye of the needle. tents. 24. the SIZE is an example of an intelligible order: "100 size 24. lllw152 but is used for upholstery. compound feed machine with a vertical-axis sewing hook.23. Catalogue 4506 Needles. and alternating pressers having % lift. depending on the material being stitched and thickness of the seams to be crossed. 450b (126xll) The size of the needle 10 be used should be determined by the size of Ihe thread which must pass freely through the eye of the needle. The maximum stitch length is 5 to the inch. the machine pulley turns over toward the operator. M. lllwl53 and lllwl55 are mode in sizes 12.. lock stitch. awnings MACHINE lllwl54 is similar to Machine lllw152 but its alternating pressers have a lift of V2 inch and the machine is designed for stitching upholstery work. The speed depends on the malerial being stitched and the continuity of operation of the machine. SPEED The maximum speed recommended for Machines lllw152. which Copyright under International Copyright Union Needles for Machine lllwl54 are of Catalogue are made in sizes 22. lllw153 and lllwl54 is 2900 R. The machines should also be run slower than the maximum speed until the parts which are in moving contact have become glazed by their action on each other. M. When the machine is in operation. P. 25 and 27. Catalogue and 24.20. also the CATALOGUE number. .
. the machine requires j . until it has been thoroughly oiled. End View of Machine Showing Oiling Points and Adjustments Fig. it should be oiled at least twir e each day.J continuous use. 3. to test the speed. Rear View of Machine Showing OIling Point. FOR IIlw152. Use "TYPE S" or "TYPE D" Oil. sold by Singer Sewing Machine Company. then turn down . as instructed not even below. 2. do not start the machine. Loosen the thumb screw in the upper plate upward the face plate nnd tighten end of the face plate. TO OIL THE MACHINE wear oiling. 2 to 6. 3.5 CAUTION After selting up. A new machine should be oiled more frequently when it is in continuous use on long runs. and Adlustments and oil the wick and bearings the thumb screw. rO i To insure easy running and prevent unnecessary which are in movable contact. 4. then replace the cover. 2) and oil the bearings which are thus uncovered. Front of Machine Showing Oiling ond Adjustments Poinrs Oil should be applied at the places designated by unmarked arrows in Figs. For description of oils. of the parts and when in . IlIw153. turn the face fig. Fig. shown in Fig. AND IIIwl54 FOR II1wl55 Fig. see inside of front cover. Swing back the top cover (J.
How 10 Delermlne the Twisl Hold the thread as shown above. RELATIVE SIZES OF NEEDLES AND Size Numbers of Needles 10 Calion Thread 10010150 90" 150 THREAD Silk Thread ()()() 10 00 00 0 A A B Fig. Base of Machine Showing Oili"g Points and Adiustments HOOK lUBRICATION Oil should be placed in the oil well Cp. l11w153 AND lllwl54 When replenishing the lubricant supply. fill the reservoir CA. turn up the thumb nut. if right twisi. When this pad is wet it appears nearly black. Either left or right twist thread may be used for the bobbin. For less lubricant. Fig. SINGER "TYPE E" THREAD thread LUBRICANT. 6) to lubricate the upper hook bearing and the mechanical opener mechanism. Fig. the strands will unwind. the strands will wind tighter. turn down this thumb nut. 6) on the side 01 the bobbin case should be kept wet with oil to lubricate the hook race. 7. 12) to about VB inch below the filler hole CB. if left twist. sold by Singer Sewing Machine Company. and when it appears light green it indicates that it is dry. 5. The small green lelt pad (0. 5. The amount of lubrication of the thread is controlled by the thumb nut CA. should b. Fig. oil should be applied to this lelt pad each time a bobbin is replaced. For less lubricant. Fig. TO ADJUST THE THREAD LUBRICATOR FOR MACHINES lllwl52. lubrlcalOn. 6. lower the felt pad holder. 12) above or below the level of the lubricant. When a machine is new. Turn the thread over toward you between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand. raise the felt pad holder. The amount of lubrication of the thread is controlled by raising or lowering the felt pad holder (12. 13). 12). Fig. Hook lubrication 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 22 80" 70 " 60" 50" 90 80 70 40 " 30" 24 " 16 " 60 50 40 30 24 C C 0 E . For more lubricant. then bring the machine forward into place. NOTE.7 Turn the machine back on its hinges and apply the oil at the places designated by unlettered arrows as shown in Fig. To Insure satisfactory results.Fig. For more lubricant. pour only enough into the reservoir to partly immerse the oil pad. used In the above THREAD Use left twist thread for the needle. Fig. and all other places where there are parts in movable contact. ADJUSTMENT OF THREAD LUBRICATOR FOR MACHINE l11w155 When replenishing the supply of thread lubricant. Fig.
Removing the Bobbin If the thread does not wind evenly on the bobbin. fig. loosen the set screw in the needle bar and put the needle up into the bar as for as it will go. the bobbin will stop automatically. TO Draw out the slide plate under REMOVE THE BOBBIN in the bed of the machine. then tighten the screw. the eye of the needle being directly in line with the machine bed. The amount of thread wound on the bobbin is regulated by the screw (B).8 9 TO TO Turn the machine pulley SET THE NEEDLE over toward you until the needle bar moves WIND THE BOBBIN (See fig. the latch Insert the finger the latch and lift nod of the forefinger out the bobbin. B. 9) up to its highest point. 8). turn this screw outwardly. push tne bobbin winder pulley over against the mcchinebelt and start the machine. . Then wind the end of the thread around the bobbih a few times. on the bobbin winder spindle and push it on as for as Pass the thread down through the thread guide in the tension brocket. Winding the Bobbin Place the bobbin it will go. raise fig. Fasten the bobbin winder to the table with its driving pulley in front of the machine belt. with its long groove toward the left. (c. To wind more thread on the bobbin. To wind less thread on the bobbin. around the bock and between the tension discs (2). Bobbins can be wound while the machine is stitching. Fig. turn the screw (B) inwardly. so that the pulley will drop away from the belt when sufficient thread has been wound upon the bobbin. loosen the screw (A) in the tension brocket and move the bracket to the right or left as may be required.r c» When winder sufficient thread has been wound upon the bobbin. . 9. then tighten the set screw.
lower the presser the machine pulley over toward you. \ Fig. Loy the ends of the threads back under the presser feet.I If the tension on the needle thread is too tight.dt. When closing the slide plate. 11. 15. draw up the needle thread and the bobbin thread will come up with it through the hole in the feed dog. Perlect Stitch ' . and place it on the center stud of the bobbin case.10 13 TO REPLACE THE BOBBIN . Draw the thread into the slot 1. leaving a loose end of thread about two inches long above the slide. 17. then push down the latch C. 11. the thread between drawing AND THREAD THE BOBBIN CASE TO PREPARE FOR SEWING the thumb and forefinger of the on the bottom from left to right as With the left hand hold the end of the needle thread. 16. or if that on the bobbin thread is too loose. thus: should be locked in the centre of the shown in Fig 10. thus catching the bobbin thread. thus: Fig. the bobbin thread will lie straight along the under side of the material. leaving it slack from the hond to the needle. Lay the threads bad under the presser feet and close the slide. Fig. 11 and under the back of the projection 2. turning beneath the presser feet. leave just enough space for the thread to pass through. TENSIONS The needle and bobbin threads thickness of the material. Hold the bobbin right hand. Fig. Turn the machine pulley over toward you until the needle moves down and up again to its highest point. TO START SEWING Place the material start to sew. thus: Fig. or if that on the needle thread is too loose. TO REMOVE THE WORK feet and Fig. Fig. raise the presser feet. draw the work bock and cut the threads close to the goods. Tight Needle Thread Tension If the tension on the bobbin thread is too tight. Loose Ne. 11. Direction of Threod on Bobbin Have the thread toke-up lever at the highest point. 10. Bobbin C05e Tbreoded Thread Tension . Fig. the needle thread will lie straight along the upper surface of the material.
up through the hole (4) and down through the hole (5) in the thread guide atthe front of the machine. turn this thumb nut over to the left. To decrease the tension. down through the thread guide (II). turn the machine pulley forward or backward as required until the number of stitches per inch desired can be seen through the hole in the front of the arm (at K. Fig.. down.· 1 . 2). Fig. turn this screw downward. To increase the tension. over from right to left between the tension discs (6). turn this screw over to the right. Fig. 12. between the felt pad and felt pad retainer finger (12) and through the thread guide (13). To change the length of stitch. up through the thread guide (9). turn this thumb nut over to the right. upper hole (2) in the pin. up into the fork (8) in the thread controller disc against the pressure 01 the wire controller spring. To increase the tension. turn this screw over to the left. To decrease the pressure. To increase the pressure. 18) at the front of the tension discs on the front of the machine. 14 7 TO REGULATE THE PRESSURE ON MATERIAL The pressure on the material is regulated by the screw (E. 4) at the back of the machine. To decrease the tension. Upper Threading The pressure should be only heavy enough to enable the . screw upward. Fig.' ·t~. 2) located on the arm shaft. l11w153 AND Illwl54 The tension on the needle thread is regulated by the thumb nut (R. 5). 2) in the bed of the machine and at the same time turn the machine pulley slowly until the plunger enters a notch in the adjustable feed eccentric cam (J 1. The tension on the bottom thread is regulated by means of the screw nearest the centre of the tension spring on the outside of the bobbin case. press down the plunger (L. down through the hole (3).14 11 TO REGULATE THE TENSIONS UPPER THREADING FOR MACHINES l11wI52. then release the plunger. Fig. from right to left through the hole (10) in the thread take-up lever. feed to move the work along evenly. TO REGULATE THE LENGTH ~I -- The number of stitches per inch is stamped on the stitch indicating disc (K. turn this Fig. under from right to left around the thread controller (7). Passthe thread from the unwinder from back to front through the lower hole (I) in the pin on top of the machine and from right to left through the 10 OF STITCH 2 ---'1 _. the screw acting on a flat spring. through the thread guide (14) at the bottom of the needle bar and from left to right through the eye of the needle (15). Fig. Still holding the plunger..
through the thread guide (16) at the bottom of the needle bar and from left to right through the eye of the needle (17). Fig. (which may be raised by prying the end (X) out of its position hole and turning it to the right). fig. set the stop higher. . 1~. down. up through the hole (6) and down through the hole (7) in the thread guide at the front of the machine. loosen the (P. over from right to left between the tension discs (8). loosen the tension stud screw (Q. 18) at the right of the stop screw and turn the tension stud (0. Fig. 13. Adjustment of Thread Controller Fig. top screw and for less To strengthen the action of the controller spring on the thread. 18) at the right of the tension and set the stop lower.12 15 UPPER THREADING FOR MACHINE lllw155 Pass the thread from the unwinder through one of the holes (1) in the thread lubricator. or to lighten its acfion. Fi~. For action. down through the thread guides (13. from right to left through the hole (12) in the thread take-up lever. Upper Threading under from right to left around the thread controller (9). Upper Threading INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADJUSTERS AND MECHANICS THREAD CONTROLLER The function of the thread controller spring is to hold back the slack of the needle thread until the eye of the needle nearly reaches the goods in its descent. as without this controlling action of the spring. up through the thread guide (11). more controller action on the thread. 14 and 15). Fig. 18) slightly to the left with a screwdriver. be penetrated the slack thread by the point of or silk (more especially silk) will sometimes the needle as the needle is descending. turn to the right and retighten the tension stud screw. then under the oil pad (3) and out through one of the notches (4) in the thread lubricator. 18. up into the fork (10) in the thread controller disc against the pressure of the wire controller spring. and under the wire guide (2). downward through the hole (5).
Fig. above. 20 . . . Fig. 5) is parallel the bed before tightening presser 19/64 the two clomp screws. adjust the feed eccentric for zero feeding clomp screw in the cronk (H I. . loosen the needle (B). the vibrating and lilting pressers should lift an equal height. dog. movement. Fig. then securely tighten the stud pinch screw (B. hook point. ' . Fig. the needle with hole in the feed then loosen reached with the If the needle height. to clear the material. . with zero feeding movement. and presser bar and the lifting as shown in (Fig. -\'I~'-.~'·r-··. 5) Illwl53 the screw (G I). their 3) should in the needle throughout hole in the feed dog (or slightly feeding movement.- . inch apart l11wl52.I 1'1" J.. Fig. 19 that when the feed eccentric the vibrating Machines Illwl55. correctly in the needle movement. of work Normally. Fig. may require the leed should lilt on but some grades thot they lilt an unequal be about FORWARD-AND-BACK AND The needle is centred operator) between inch for Machine VIBRATING POSITION OF NEEDLE BAR PRESSER BAR FRAME be set so that a straight It should presser also bar will 21/64 needle the bar frame (C. l11w155. of sheet metal 19/64 or 21/64 may be used as a gauge for determining depending on machine.. To change the relative lift of the presser feet. Fig. laosen the set screw (C. centre dog. A piece bars from the lilting and presser bar. '''''''. 4) at the back of the machine and move the presser screw (G). and also the screw the hole (F. To increase the amount 01 lilt..-£/968:... Then turn To decrease the machine the amount pulley and of lilt.. TO 17 ADJUST THE RELATIVE HEIGHT OF LIFT OF VIBRATING AND LIFTING PRESSERS THE is up in the bar as far bar about two position. Fig. Fig. lines across the needle the needle inches above the upper the lower bar is at its lowest mark should be just visible at the end of the needle In case connecting position the needle bar bar frame. 4) in the bock of the arm.. 5). Fig. turn screw the screw (C). bar is now for the wrong loosen Machines inch wide distance clamp through the feed of the top surface ~ .16 TO See that two When the needle SET THE NEEDLE BAR as it will go. There are end. The feet should lift just high enough to clear the material. As a rule. Set the feed eccenit rises the the screw MARK: the needle bar is not The amount of lilt 01 the vibrating and lifting presser feet should be regulated according to the thickness of the material being sewn. Illwl52. but some grades of work may require that they lift an unequal height. ·r If the vibrating and set the lllwl54. is set for zero Illwl53 and feeding Illwl54 more toward c be set so the distance be 19/64 inch for Fig." \''\ \. o and 21/64 inch for Machine the right distance. bar up or down as required... bar is not centred 3). (01 counterclockwise.. 19) in the lilting eccentric and turn the machine pu Iley sa thot the adjusting screw 10.'~~':. 20) is accessible. then tighten '. retighten turn the the screw (0) clockwise. and see that the cronk (H I. Ta change height 01 lilt of the presser feet. The feet should lift just high enough equal height. 3) and place bar in correct as directed then retighten TO SET A NEEDLE tric 'for centre BAR WHICH position HAS NO TO ADJUST THE VIBRATING AND LIFTING HEIGHT OF LIFT OF THE PRESSERS ON MACHINE IIIwl55 8 stitches to the inch...I\'.e . of the sewing hook is at the 1/16 inch below The amount 01 lilt 01 the alternating presser leet should be regulated according to the thickness of the material being sewn.. ~ . Q' •• _ '*'~ . loosen the screw (G.. correctly set.. screw (G I. then set the needle and the point eye will the needle bar so that when 3/32 inch from its lowest of the needle.
TO REMOVE THE SEWING HOOK FROM THE MACHINE Remove the bed slide. the machine pulley toward you until the leed dog is at its highest posltl~n. it should run as close to the needle (within the scarf) as possible. Loosen the two screws (W. In case the sewing hook is not correctly timed. 21) and lilt out the sewing hook. Adjullment of Hook Saddle TO RAISE OR LOWER THE FEED DOG Usually when the feed dog is at its highest position. Remove the throat plate and turn the machine pulley over toward you until the lower mark across the needle bar is just visible at the end 01 the needle bar frame on the upward stroke of the needle bar. Remove the throat plate. Fig. 6). When the correct timing IS obtained. When raising or lowering the feed dog. Loosen the two screws in the hub of the hook driving gear (U. 21. 23). clean the lint and dust from between the feed points and replace the throat plate. 21) in the leed lifting cam lork on the feed bar and rorse or lower the feed dog. throat plate. Fig. 21) and tap this gear to the right on the hook driving shaft for an earlier hook timing. it should show a full tooth above the throat plate. as may be required. loosen screw (T. 111 w153 and lllw154. should be sprung until it prevents the needle from striking the hook in case the needle is deflected towards the hook. then securely tighten the lock screws. Turn the machine pulley over toward you until the point of the sewing hook is at the centre of the needle. Sewing Hook Removed from Ma<:hlne Showing Hook Washer On Machine lllw155. 5) and turn in the two adjusting screws eNl and PI) until all lost motion of the rock shaft has been eliminated. be careful that its underside does not drop low enough to strike the sewing hook. Loosen the two lock screws (01 and QI. tip the machine bac. 21) underneath the bed of the machine and move the hook saddle to the right or left. If the needle bar and sewing hook are correctly timed. Fig. feed dog. Fig.18 19 TO TIME THE SEWING HOOK Set the feed eccentric so that there is no feeding motion. the needle guard washer (AA. until the point of the hook is as close to the needle as possible without striking it. or to the left for a later hook timing. 22).k and turn. the needle guard washer (B. Fig. . which is attached to the side of the sewing hook should be sprung until it prevents the needle from striking the hook in case the needle is deflected towards the hook. TO ADJUST THE NEEDLE GUARD ON THE SEWING HOOK On Machines 111 w152. B E 196/H Fig. TO ADJUST THE FEED ROCK SHAFT BEARINGS The feed rock shaft is carried in split bushings which can be adjusted to take up any wear which may occur. Fig. which is attached to the bottom of the sewing hook. and retighten the screw (T). 23 Fig. Fig. Fig. 22. and the bobbin case opening lever (U. the point of the hook will be at the centre of the needle and about 1/16 inch above the eye. then securely tighten the two screws (W). turn the machine pulley over toward you until the needle bar has aescended to its lowest point and has risen until the lower timing mark across the needle bar is just visible at the end of the needle bar frame. as may be required. Then turn back the machine and loosen the two screws in the hub of the hook shaft gear (S. Fig. securely tighten the two set screws in the hub of the gear. TO SET THE SEWING HOOK TO OR FROM THE NEEDLE To prevent the point of the hook from dividing the strands of the thread.
3).20 21 THE FEED ECCENTRIC The leed eccentric is provided with a gib (B 1. 4). To adjust the gib. Then loosen the set screw in the stitch indicating disc (K. The feed will then be correctly timed with the needle bar. then loosen the clamp screw (at F. Do not store near excessive heat. 25). the stitch indicating disc (K. 5). . slip the belt over the lower pulley (see Fig. TO REMOVE THE NEEDLE BAR ROCK FRAME ROCK SHAFT Remove the face plate. With the machine in this position.. replace the machine pulley. 5) on the collar is directly in line with the arrow (K1. Fig. 4) and draw out the rock shaft. Remove the belt from the lower pulley. . 24) which can be adjusted to toke up any wear or loose motion between the leed eccentric and the eccentric body. Fig. Fig. CAUTION-DO NOT PINCH BElT in handling. press down the plunger (L. Fig. Feed Eccentric the leed eccentric correctly timed. 2). 3). Fig. and remove the rock frame «. 24. Store in a cool. After replacing the belt over the arm shaft. TO ADJUST THE STITCH LENGTH INDICATOR Set the machine to produce eight measured stitches to the inch. Fig. without disturbing either the arm shaft or the hook shaft. Fig. Fig. then tighten the set screw in the stitch indicating disc. 2) should be set so that the figure "8" can be seen through the hole in the front of the arm. 24) nearest the gib. then loosen the screw (H. then turn in the two adjusting screws (Dl) against the gib until all ploy is eliminated and the eccentric fits snugly in the slot in the eccentric body. replace the arm shaft bushing and securely lasten it in position by the screw (H. 3). Fig. ARM SHAFT CONNECTION Remove the machine pulley. and turn the machine pulley over toward you until the thread toke-up lever is at its highest point. TO REMOVE AND REPLACE THE BELT J. Fig. Fig. loosen the hinge stud set screw (A. 5). then lift the belt up through the arm cap hole as for as possible and draw it out through the space normally occupied by the arm shalt bushing. a plate attached to the underside of the bed is marked with on arrow (K'l. 2) in the bed of the machine and at the same time turn the machine pulley slowly until the plunger enters the notch in the adjustable feed eccentric cam. It should ordinarily be set flush with the end of the hub 01 the eccentric body. The collar (Fl) may be moved to the right or left to change the spring pressure. To overcome this. which holds the arm shaft bushing. 5) and the collar on the hook shaft is also marked with on arrow (Ll. loosen the two locking screws (Cl. Fig. place the belt on the upper pulley. Fig. then turn the hook shaft with the fingers until the arrow (L1. and that the feed eccentric is on the hook shalt. Fig. The spring (E 1) presses against the feed eccentric com to prevent it from moving out of position while the machine is operating. Now. Fig. 4) at the rear of the machine. dark place until belt is installed in machine. The bushing can then be removed from the machine. it is possible to have the sewing hook correctly timed without having Fig. as this will put a permanent kink in the wire reinforcements. Owing to the fact that the sewing hook makes two revolutions to one revolution of the hook shaft. remove the brocket (D. Securely tighten the two locking screws (C 1).
Release the lock stud and resume sewing. turn the machine pulley back and forth slightly. and remove the material that may be jamming the hook. f I ~- . 25) which will prevent the hook driving shaft from turninq backward. 26. press down the lock stud (M. Operating Position Draw back the bed slide.22 TO RE-ENGAGE THE SAFETY CLUTCH The hook driving shaft and the shaft of the sewing hook ore splined to prevent the hook from gelling out of time. The safety clutch located in the lower belt pulley prevents damage in the event of any strain on the sewing hook by releasing the locking lever in the pulley from the notch (CI. Safety Clutch Disengaged Fig. 26. 26) in the collar of the hook driving shaft. Fig. 4' I Fig. 2) near the base of the arm to engage the hook driving shaft lock ratchet (A I. Turn the machine pulley away from you until the locking lever (B I) snaps into the notch (CI) in the shaft collar as shown in Fig. Fig. Fig. If necessary to re-engage the clutch. 25.