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    Posted 3 months ago

    Clemden
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    There is a case with key. All the brackets seem to be attached inside case but no wires or knee controller. The foot pedal is connected directly to the machine at the cord receptacle. I'm now sure someone attempted to jerry rig the machine to accommodate foot pedal. They were a crafty bunch! Just need a cord to see if it works. (This is a continuation of last post. Sorry--couldn't figure out how to add more photos otherwise.) THANKS!!!!

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    1. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Hi, Clemden. :-)

      No problem about the additional post. In fact, because there is a limit of four pictures per post, sometimes it's a good idea to create a new one.

      I'm going to link the two posts to each other in their comment sections.

      A link to Clemden's original post:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/288288-stange-electric-wires-on-grams-portable

    2. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Now that I see a bit of the back side of your machine, I see a motor assembly, which may be why that little compartment in the base is empty.

      I don't know if this will help at all, but here is somebody who rewired a Singer 99:

      https://theprojectlady.com/singer-99-re-wire/

      They actually rewired the motor that fits in the little compartment in the base, so I don't know how applicable this would be to what you're trying to accomplish.
    3. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Hi again, Clemden.

      I read back through the information on both of the related posts, and I agree that the previous owner probably tried to rewire the machine to work with a foot control and the motor on the back of the head.

      If the foot control is wired directly into the motor, then what you probably need is the single lead power cord, but inquiring minds want to know what happened to the original one. Hopefully, it was simply misplaced.

      As a precaution on your initial test after you get a replacement power cord, you might want to use an outlet on a separate circuit from the main one in your home, such as one in a garage or outbuilding.
    4. Clemden, 3 months ago
      Thanks again for all your good help. I checked out the Project Lady's rewire, and *may* have my electrician hubby help me give it a shot. It's probably 3/4 done already. But as intriguing as all this is...I'm not much of a seamstress. I was considering donating it, instead. Any ideas on who might want it? I've tooled around the web but am not finding any solid info--just a lot of appraisal sites.
    5. keramikos, 3 months ago
      Clemden, You're very welcome. :-)

      Your husband is an electrician? That's very reassuring. I was feeling a bit uneasy, because somebody seems to have tinkered with your machine already, and left in an unknown state.

      As to donating your machine, I don't know of anything off the top of my head, but the vintage sewing machine enthusiasts at the quiltingboard dot com forum might be able to advise you (that is, if they can all resist the temptation to say, "Me! Give it to me!"):

      https://www.quiltingboard.com/sendmessage.php

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