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I've acquired a very sturdy looking sewing machine. It's called a Dressmaster. It's cast iron, and it seems a lot like my mom's Singer with the rocking foot thing replaced with an electric motor that spins a rubber wheel against the main drive wheel. The instructions are long gone and I can't figure out how to thread it. I ran the thread along what I thought was the most obvious path, but it started to bind and while it made the appearance of sewing, the stitches weren't actually stitched. Plus, the thread clumped up on the underside. The bobbin seemed slightly more straight forward, and I saw what appears to be a rudimentary arrow telling me which way to wind it, so I think that part is correct.
Here are some pictures. I don't have any pictures of the bobbin because it is small and shiny, but I might be able to take some if anyone thinks that will help.
EDIT- Here's how I basically threaded it. I kind of feel like the thread should go down the part I marked in green at some point, but I have no idea how it would get there.