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  1. Trox

    Loop Irons

    I bought from Beilers, they have all styles. Thick, thin and wedged steel. Best source for wood is Abbey's England.
  2. If I was to buy one I would be sure I had the needed support. I buy only stuff that I don't need support on from Sieck. I look forwards to your review, good luck with it!
  3. Dealers have to defend their price. But why would he need that, your dealer provides service, support and set up on site. That's worth the difference, perhaps more. Sieck's machines are just sewn of by their mechanic, not set up for individual needs as yours. But I doubt it's used, maybe stored but not used. I have no reasons to believe that.
  4. Look at the price I posted here 6 years ago (top of the thread) The price has gone down since that time when it was new on the marked. Knock off's has dominated the marked and "Original machines" producers had to lower their prices. When it comes to tables/stands most dealers have their own.
  5. http://www.sieck.de/en/machines/sewing/arm-type-machines/?produkt=5656 When it says brand new, why wouldn't it be? That what Sieck does, they just sell machines cheap without investing much talk in to it. I've dealt with them several times, you get what is announced. But do not expect any support or answer to question's
  6. I kind of went the other direction, from a 441 back 100 years to BUSM N⁰6.....the right direction by the way. Kept the 441, it has to many attachments not to be useful.
  7. 6500 Euro with all the good stuff on it at sieck.de Germany. Machine without support, you can always get support from Dürkopp Adler.
  8. 6500 Euro with all the good stuff on it at sieck.de Germany. Machine without support, you can always get support from Dürkopp Adler.
  9. When it's a choice of the Japanese, that speaks for itself. They know the Asian market and are particular about getting good quality. It would probably crush it's Chinese competition anyway, although it's pretty likely made in China now like everything else. If it's made in Japan still, it would compete with the Italian and German machines. Not in techniques but quality of course.
  10. There it is, thank you! I'm sorry for the late reply. Seems to be a very rare brand this. Thank you so much for posting! Tor
  11. I know this is an old thread now but I failed to answer you post. There you have the same one Allan, Great! Did you find any more info on it? Thanks
  12. Probably not a leather punch when its no way to eject the leather. These antique dealers always say its a leather tool when they haven't got a clue. Looks to be used on heavier stuff than leather, sheet metal perhaps, a mallet strike would disappear in the mass of it.
  13. The lasting pliers most certainly have a makers mark to it. Looks English or German, but so many made these. Just because the box is found in Japan, the tools doesn't have to be Japanese. The awl handles looks to be English beech wood, pattern is similar to Geo Barnsley. You can hardly find a shoe maker shop without any of his tools. Yes the tools looks to be own by a shoemaker. Saws looks Japanese style, would have been used to make wooden sandals and last's. What's look like a pricking iron is a distance maker, used to guide an awl to uniform distance by laying it flat on the work surface. Shoemakers used these, but it also could be use to spread glue. Would perhaps been a little dirtier, traces of glue etc. I see sheet metal shears, for cutting soles perhaps. Some repurposed feeler gouges (car mechanical/machinist tools) looks like distance makers too. But the photo is to blur to tell. Those draw markers might have been used to measure the lenght of a foot or copy a pattern on to leather. There are heal and sole creasers that only a shoemaker would buy. Take some close up of makers marks on them for more info. Tor
  14. Love that tractor seat treadle. Was there not a longer arm version, thought I saw one for sale the other day. I've heard they are hard to get parts for. Tor
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