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An Australian is selling off his fathers sewing machine collection and I have the opportunity to buy a lot of machines. The majority of the collection is domestic but there are about 20 industrial models including a Junkers and Ruh outsole seamer and a massive Puritan needle and awl machine.

I cannot afford to pay what they are all worth but they are at the point where if they are not sold then they go to the scrap yard.

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That would be terrible if they ended up in the scrap yard.Over here they'd bring $0.15 a lb,IF you could get them for that you could sell a couple off & pay for the rest.

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Bob, that is the aim. While I am in the business I am also a serious collector and there are a bunch of specialist machines - such as a 400w33 - that have a very limited market but are worth good money to the people who need them.

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I sure wish I had a hand-cranked curved needle sole stitcher!

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I sure wish I had a hand-cranked curved needle sole stitcher!

I do too. There was one just for sale in the for sale section but the guy never responded to me with a price and shipping.

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You can hand crank a Landis 12.

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You can hand crank a Landis 12.

Art

Good point. I have 2 of them, I don't think I particularly want to hand crank as much as I just want one of those Junker & Ruhs. I've never had the chance to use one but I will have one some day.

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I could hand crank my Pederson Thor!

Unfortunately I cannot keep the Junkers and Ruh as a friend really want one. He loves big machines so the Puritan might finish up with him too, but only after I have had some fun with it!

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Are there any Pearsns in the collection??

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There's a Junkers and Ruh on eBay right now. I was really considering buying it but that's a lot of money for what will amount to a play toy for me. If I didn't need a few other things more I definitely would but since I'm not I figured I'd let you guys know. It looks to be fully rebuilt and is 750.00 buy it now.

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Not a Pearson in sight!

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HI Darren, congrats on getting the collection. Yes the Puritans are fun machines, I have 2, one is labelled Puritan and has a cylinder arm with a post at the end and other labelled Astra with a flat bed with a post at the end. Don't forget they are chainstitch machines, not good for general leatherwork. I also have a junkers and ruh, however tis sold to a saddler up north and yes strangely they do fetch around $650.

I have two Pearsons in stock, both are sold though. Another is coming and has real war history, it was in France at that time and the Germans told the owner that he had to use the machine for the war effort, he then buried the machine in his yard in oilcloth that night. When the Germans returned he told them it was stolen, he was not believed and shot. Eventually the machine was recovered and found to be in perfect condition.

I have a new venture, because of the success of the Atlas-Koch machine in Australia, this 100 year old leather workers machine is filling a specialty niche here, I am now bringing them in in numbers. The are not only extremely beautiful to look at, they are tough as nails and will sew a genuine half inch of leather. Regards Steve

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Does anyone know what happened to the Luberto machine and its makers, their email address is not longer working.

Does anyone have any Pearson parts?? anything at all??

Regards Steve

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Does anyone know what happened to the Luberto machine and its makers, their email address is not longer working.

Does anyone have any Pearson parts?? anything at all??

Regards Steve

You will be very hard pressed to find any Pearson parts unless you break a machine for parts, if you want No6 parts try Aaron Martins see if they still make them some of the parts are very reasonably priced while others are not. For everything else you’ll have to have them made for which you will need a part to copy, and if the original part is heat treated it must be heat treated and vice versa. For parts making look for model engineers and suppliers around your way a lot of these will have a machine shop more than capable of making most parts. And here’s a picture of the most underrated Pearson sewing machine.

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HI Les, I think I bought an A1 and A2 from you some time back??? is that you?? Yes I understand about making them, I do some myself and also have a tame retired engineer that does some jobs for me too. However there are caches of spares around. I'm aware of Aaron and all the Pearson dealers. In the UK a dealer there has some but wants a great deal of money and also here in Oz I know of a dealers' son that has a huge stockpile that he wont part with. The Pilot was touted as the replacement for the no 6, however it never seemed to reach the same legendary status. You might be interested to know I bought a (barn find) A1 in Italy a while back, it had the original treadle, many feet, the bobbin winder and even the leather cover. Best Regards and thanks for you advise.

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Hi again Les, I'm struggling a bit to attach files, however if I have done it correctly you will see part of my BUSMC/Pearson collection taken last year before we moved to a bigger shed.post-19343-0-10169900-1361689162_thumb.jpost-19343-0-46099300-1361689268_thumb.j

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Pfaff 335-17B-H2L is already up, running and listed on ebay!

Singer 29k13 is in fairly good nick and sews a treat Seven stitches to the inch at the moment on 4mm of leather but I have not played with anything yet.

Singer 19-10 feed up the arm zig-zag machine. Already sold and just wauiting for a new shuttle from the UK

Singer 18-2. Completes the set as I already have a 17-1 and 17-8. Needs a good clean but not sure if anyone will want it!

Singer 81KSV9 circular chain stitcher. Apparently this is a powderpuff making machine. There is another one based on the Singer 24 but I don't have it yet

119W1 Decorative hemstitch machine

112W146 For (and I quote from Singer) "for Vamping, Foxing, Space Stitching, Tipping etc."

17W13 - One thing to remember about Singer is that the numbering system is confusing and a 17W has nothing to do with the 17- family! For making eyelets and flat stitch embroidery. As it is a "W" model it came from the Wheeler and Wilson factory and the faceplate has a strong resemblance to the W&W No9

112W140 Twin needle compound feed. Someone has added an external setup that looks like a top looper. Will post picks later in the week.

Standard button sewer.

Union Special feed up the arm twin needle chain stitch.

Obviously most of these machines have no leather application but I thought some of you here would appreciate knowing some of the weird and wonderful things that still exist. Pictures can be seen on the parts charts but my business partner will be doing some serious photography next week.

I have not picked up the Puritan yet but it looks like an OS36

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On ‎24‎/‎02‎/‎2013 at 8:03 PM, Singermania said:

Hi again Les, I'm struggling a bit to attach files, however if I have done it correctly you will see part of my BUSMC/Pearson collection taken last year before we moved to a bigger shed.001.JPG005.JPG

WOW ! jealous much LOL

 

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Wiz

I have a Swiss made Simplex Greuter which is a hand cranked curved needle sole stitcher.  It is a heavy little beast at just over 100 lbs.  c/w instruction manuel  photos can be posted.  Machine is located in Regina Saskatchewan.  Shipping can be arranged at buyer's expense.  Asking $150.00 for head only obo.

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On 7/23/2016 at 4:43 AM, Greenwood said:

Wiz

I have a Swiss made Simplex Greuter which is a hand cranked curved needle sole stitcher.  It is a heavy little beast at just over 100 lbs.  c/w instruction manuel  photos can be posted.  Machine is located in Regina Saskatchewan.  Shipping can be arranged at buyer's expense.  Asking $150.00 for head only obo.

Hi, This is a very long shot, but I'm searching for a manual for the Simplex Greuter.

You don't have a copy of yours still by any chance do you?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kev

 

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Hi KEVP

Sorry machine and manual are gone.  Thanks for asking

Leo

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