Help with a Bel Air Bantam sewing machin?

I need threading directions for a 1950's Bel Air Bantam sewing machine. I have tried every combination I can think of and the tension is way off and the thread ends up breaking. My Angel Mother in law has alzheimers and cannot remember how to use the machine. Any suggestions?

dhawktx2 years ago

This link is for the Singer 99 manual, which the Bantam is a clone of.

http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/451_99.pdf

The Bel Air Bantam was a copy of the Singer 99K, so possibly the threading for the 99K will also work. Here's a link to the threading diagram for the 99K.