shoepatcher

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    Collects old industrial sewing machine manuals,rebuilds shoepatchers.

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  1. Pfaff 335: Advice Appreciated

    A Pfaff 335G-6/01 can sew up to #138 thread. That is all on use on mine. Like Constabulary and Wizcraft said, only the needle and feed dog restricts the use. In my case, I went to a #23 needle and enlarged the needle hole in the feed dog. If you are buying it new from a dealer, have them set it up to sew #138 thread. Not a big deal. glenn
  2. This is not a true walking foot machine. A walking foot machine is better for sewing leather especially if you are going over seams and splines. Just my tow cents. glenn
  3. Durkopp 291 hook and bobbin case caps

    send us pics of the hook area so we can see what you need. glenn
  4. Singer 45D91 Restoration

    Folker, Great job as usual. I wish I still had my 97-10. You would have had a great time with it. I still have a few parts. glenn
  5. Singer 7-34 Manual and Needle Type

    The 794 needle system is about the same as the 7x1,7x2 needles. I think they are better because they have the needle scarf above the eye that allow you to get the hook closer to the needle, hence less missed stitches. The system 794 are available in a lot of sizes and they make different leather tips as well. I guess the round points are now available in titanium coating which really makes sense. glenn
  6. Well, this means Nakajima built the 321L and it became the Juki LS-321. Probably the same for the LS-341 as well. Name changed when Juki bought them out and tweaked the specs on the machines just a little bit to make them better. I did not know that Nakajima designed these two machines. What many people may not know is that it was Nakajima who originally designed and built the 441 which became the Juki TSC-441, the machine that so many clones have been built off of. When I was in British Columbia from 1986-1990, there was a dealer selling a lot of 441 Nakajima machines and had been selling them for a couple of years. Learn something new every day. glenn
  7. Service & Repair manual Singer 29

    To my knowledge, Singer never produced a service manual for the 29K machines. Believe, I have looked for one for almost 40 years. Adler did produce one for the 30-10. 50, 70. A lot of that info can be used on the singers. glenn
  8. Singer Age by Serial Numbers Slide Chart

    I have one of those charts as well. I believe any Singer with the W in the model number was made at their plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut which I believe was the old Wilson& Wheeler plant. glenn
  9. Singer 29k UFA unusual 29k £299

    It Is a U.F.A. machine. They were manufactured from 1878-1894 when Singer changed from names to model numbers The U.F.A. which stands for universal feed arm became the 29 Class. The long arm on top is on all U.F.A. machines and the 29 and 29-1. Not sure on the early K shoepatchers made in Scotland. The 29-2 had the first long drive rack on top which replaced the arm. This machine was made in Kilbowie because the treadle stand is a Kilbowie model vs. the stands made in the US which look a little different and are called the Elizabethport stand. Hope that helps. Nice collectors model.
  10. 111W155 handwheel bore size?

    I think the bore size is close to 1/2". I will have to check the replacement wheel I bought. glenn
  11. Just brought a singer 29k

    Chrisash, The 29K series 29K51-56 of which your machine is one has very small teeth on the drive and following pinions as well as the drive rack underneath. These parts are critical because there are no replacement parts that I know of anywhere. I have some original pinion and a rack that are unused. The reason, to back engineer them to have them made which is a future project. The extra small teeth on the gears and racks raise the risk of wear and possibility of chipping so treat the ones you have on your machine with extra care. Just my two cents! glenn Constabulary, thanks for the parts list. glenn Thanks for the
  12. Just brought a singer 29k

    Chrisash, The 29K series 29K51-56 of which your machine is one has very small teeth on the drive and following pinions as well as the drive rack underneath. These parts are critical because there are no replacement parts that I know of anywhere. I have some original pinion and a rack that are unused. The reason, to back engineer them to have them made which is a future project. The extra small teeth on the gears and racks raise the risk of wear and possibility of chipping so treat the ones you have on your machine with extra care. Just my two cents! glenn
  13. A few new different ideas that work. glenn
  14. Adler 669 suppliers/dealers

    Not set up yet. To much going on but I sewed on one at the auction. Much heavier than my current Pfaff 335. I especially like the 20mm lift in the feet. glenn
  15. Adler 669 suppliers/dealers

    Weaver Leather has them in stock. I bought an D/A 669 head only at the annual Weaver auction in mid June. The heads were on sale at that time. Talk to Allen Burkholder in machine sales. They still have some heads available. All of them are the Eco versions I believe. No toys! They will ship to AUSTRALIA no problem.