The Frister & Rossman Cub 8 with the broken stitch selector.

 

I'd dearly love a replacement part, as this machine has sentimental value, as well as being a good one for teaching kids to sew on.

 

 

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The machine.

I love the way everything tucks away so neatly.  The gadget box clips in front of the free-arm, and is held in with quite a strong magnet.  The foot pedal slides in under it, and then the cover pops on top.  The cable sits in the hole.  Neat!

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First clue to the problem:  ALL the stitch selecting buttons are down!  

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When the top comes off, the problem is revealed...

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the stitch selector mechanism top flaps about and no longer holds the springs in place!

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The ends are broken!

 

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These two 'holes' should go round a rod that goes the whole length of the selector, but they have snapped off.  They are plastic.

 

In cleaning the bobbin case, I dropped the screw that holds the leaf spring in place!  I cannot find it...  I have the case and the spring, and need a screw.

 

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The serial number.

If you have a stitch selector for this machine and are willing to part with it, I'd love to hear from you.  Contact Kate.