Threading the machine – SINGER 1873 User Manual
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Threading the machine
Place spool of thread on spool pin over spool pin felt. If spool being used has a thread retaining
slit A, it should be placed at the top, as illustrated.
Raise the presser foot, to release thread tension.
Raise the take-up lever to highest position by turning hand wheel toward you.
Holding thread ends in each hand, snap thread into upper thread guide 1.
With right hand on thread spool, thread the needle thread tension 2. Slide thread over metal
plate between tension discs with left hand. Lead thread under tension and tension wire. Thread
tension wire by firmly pulling thread up and over to the right.
Thread take-up lever 3, as illustrated.
Draw thread through points 4 and 5, guiding thread from rear of each guide to the right.
Thread the needle 6 from front to back, drawing 10 cm (4 inches) of thread through the needle