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Inserting needle on old singer machine

Help me thread this maching please
does the flat part of the needle face the left or right?
where does the tread come out of the bobbin?

thank you
please email back to dmterry@aol.com

the machine is an old singer sewing machine about 40 to 50 yrs old

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Hi Terry--

If your machine is 40-50 years old, it might be a Singer Featherweight portable. (If it is, you have one of the very best machines ever made!) On the Featherweights, the flat of the needle faces left (and the needle is threaded from right to left). The bobbin goes in a bobbin case; you'll see a small notch when you look down on the bobbin in the case. That's where the thread goes. I'll email you direct with more information.

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