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  1. Singer 45k53 questions

    You're welcome Gecko. Gecko, as Jimi said, the foot is bent, here's a picture of mine. Should be easy to heat and straighten. Hi Jimi, Constabulary. Jimi, you know what an expert is don't you..........a former leak!
  2. Singer 45k53 questions

    I would ask for a picture of the entire back side and a picture of the entire faceplate/shuttle end, they would show if parts are missing or broken. Believe me, most of those are near impossible to find and are difficult to fabricate. The parts in the shuttle area are available, but as Jimi and Constabulary said, they look to be present on the table at the balance wheel end.
  3. Singer 45k53 questions

    It's difficult to tell much from that angle. Perhaps the seller will send you more pictures. If so, here are two similar links (different formats) to the Singer45K53 documents that are in the Smithsonian Institute, they'll show you the original machine and tell you what it can do with the proper attachments: http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/0160/ http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/pdf/sil10-160.pdf Here are a few pics of my machine to use for comparison, it's quite complete: What is the seller asking for the machine? Restoration gets expensive fast.
  4. Singer 45k53 questions

    Gecko, If you can post a picture or two of the machine, I can compare it to my 45K53 to see what else, if anything, the machine is missing. Is the seller the person who used the machine?
  5. rk5n , My 99 yo Singer 45K53 has the same belt/pulley arrangement you describe, even has the consew CSM 1000. It all works fine, no belt slippage, however the previous owner must have tightened the rubber v-belt, because it has a metal "staple" in it. If you don't want to use a staple, there is an outstanding rubber adhesive called RP-30 by Adhesive Systems, Inc., www.instantca.com that works great.
  6. Constabulary, What a beautiful job of bringing that fine old machine back to life.......fascinating and informative. My hats off to you.
  7. Column Stands

    Awesome, thank you, Sir. That makes me wonder what the machine looks like that Singer built for Boeing to sew wings onto fuselages?
  8. Column Stands

    While browsing the ISMACS web site for various Singer machines, there was a reference made to a Singer 146-80 and "column stands". What are column stands and would someone be able to post a picture? Thank you.
  9. You might want to Google "shipping FOB" and read the information below from Wikipedia regarding legal liability for shipping costs and damage in North America. While I was active in business in the US, I tried to write purchase orders as FOB Delivered. That way the seller is responsible for the cost of any damage and for handling the claims process. As an individual, you may be able to negotiate for this, at the least discuss freight damage and hidden damage with the seller.......just a heads up. North America[edit] In North America, FOB is written into a sales agreement to determine where the liability responsibility for the goods transfers from the seller to the buyer. FOB stands for "Free On Board" or so there is no line item payment by the buyer for the cost of getting the goods onto the transport. There are two possibilities: "FOB origin", or "FOB destination". "FOB origin" means the transfer occurs as soon as the goods are safely on board the transport. "FOB destination" means the transfer occurs the moment the goods are removed from the transport at the destination. "FOB origin" (also sometimes phrased as "FOB shipping" or "FOB shipping point") indicates that the sale is considered complete at the seller's shipping dock, and thus the buyer of the goods is responsible for freight costs and liability during transport. With "FOB destination", the sale is complete at the buyer's doorstep and the seller is responsible for freight costs and liability during transport.[6][7] The two terms have a specific meaning in commercial law and cannot be altered. But the FOB terms do not need to be used, and often are not. In this case the specific terms of the agreement can vary widely, in particular which party, buyer or seller, pays for the loading costs and shipment costs, and/or where responsibility for the goods is transferred. The last distinction is important for determining liability or risk of loss for goods lost or damaged in transit from the seller to the buyer.[7][8] For example, a person in Miami purchasing equipment from a manufacturer in Chicago could receive a price quote of "$5000 FOB Chicago", which would indicate that the buyer would be responsible for the shipping from Chicago to Miami. If the same seller issued a price quote of "$5000 FOB Miami", then the seller would cover shipping to the buyer's location.
  10. Singer 45k1 Restoration Decals

    Tony, my experience with making decals is non-existent. Maybe ask Colt. Regards
  11. Singer 45k1 Restoration Decals

    Tony, Have you seen LW member Colt W. Knight's Decal tutorial he posted in this 2014 topic? : http://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/59807-would-appreciate-your-advise-on-restoring-this-singer-45k25/?page=2
  12. Singer 45k1 Restoration Decals

    Constabulary, Very helpful, thank you. Would you mind also posting a couple of detailed pictures of the "Manufactured By The Singer Manufacturing Co" decal on the top of the arm of your 132K? I believe Tony wants to see that decal also. Thanks a lot.