MikeRock

Durkopp Machine

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This weekend at the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, WI I picked up a good Durkopp treadle sewing machine. I do NOT have a photo to post until I get the cell phone here.

It is somewhat larger than my Singer 29-4. It had a detachable wooden table. The arm is small, like the Singer but flat on top. It uses the small bobbins, like the patcher.

There are some numbers on the side, very faint. Durkopp K1:17-0-1. No mention of Adler anywhere on the machine.

I know, a photo would help, but is this enough? It came out of an Amish harness shop.

Thanks.

Most respectfully,

Mike Rock

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Mike,

I know about them & the story is that the factory got bombed during WW2 & it was never rebuilt.I hate to tell you but parts are real hard to get.

See the pic of the one we have.

Bob

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Mike,

I know about them & the story is that the factory got bombed during WW2 & it was never rebuilt.I hate to tell you but parts are real hard to get.

See the pic of the one we have.

Bob

Thank you Bob. I just left a message at your shop. I will call again Monday.

Now I have to find a parts machine to make what I can't. I do happen to own a machine shop but specialize in making rifled gun barrels.

What we can't make there I can get EDM'd or even investment cast.

That is sure the same machine. If anyone out 'there' has one around, please drop me a note.

How to they stitch harness work?

Most respectfully,

Mike Rock

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Mike,

I know about them & the story is that the factory got bombed during WW2 & it was never rebuilt.I hate to tell you but parts are real hard to get.

See the pic of the one we have.

Bob

Thank you Bob. I just left a message at your shop. I will call again Monday.

Now I have to find a parts machine to make what I can't. I do happen to own a machine shop but specialize in making rifled gun barrels.

What we can't make there I can get EDM'd or even investment cast.

That is sure the same machine. If anyone out 'there' has one around, please drop me a note.

How to they stitch harness work?

Most respectfully,

Mike Rock

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Thank you Bob. I just left a message at your shop. I will call again Monday.

Now I have to find a parts machine to make what I can't. I do happen to own a machine shop but specialize in making rifled gun barrels.

What we can't make there I can get EDM'd or even investment cast.

That is sure the same machine. If anyone out 'there' has one around, please drop me a note.

How to they stitch harness work?

Most respectfully,

Mike Rock

Mike, if it is indeed a patcher, you won't be doing any heavy stitching with it. Even in great shape a patcher is still doing good to handle two layers of 8 ounce leather. They were built for lighter work, boot tops etc - that long skinny arm and the function of turning the foot (it's a top feed, the foot should turn 360 degrees) were to get inside shoes and boots to sew in patches - hence" the name.

I finally sold my Singer 29-4, and some days am sorry I don't still have it, as there are some things it was just plumb handy for (replacing blown out zippers in spendy a leather duffle bag comes to mind) but it was definitely a limited use machine. For HARNESS, you will need a heavy stitcher. See MISTER Landis :)

http://forums.quiltropolis.net/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumid=780

My new Cobra will handle a pretty heavy stack of leather, but I prefer to leave it set up for medium to medium heavy work - for BIG stuff, I walk over to the Landis. I'd still sell it if someone would buy it, though - could sure use the shop space!

Kate

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Mike,

I'll have to agree w/Kate they won't sew real thick leather & since the top foot feeds the leather it has teeth on the bottom that willl leave alot of marking on top (where you want to to look nice),they also have a very small bobbin.

They are great for small repairs were it doesn't matter what it looks like in work boots,shoes & etc.

I'll give you a call monday.

Bob

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