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  1. You might have been better off with a treadle seeing you have reverse?? Unless you have 3 arms
  2. Welcome Mudguts, That looks like a 1950´s 45k89?? So which one marks up less the leather??
  3. The singer equivalent would be the Singer class 45k and the new copy today would be the Cowboy CB2500. Yakamuto Seiko and a another make from japan made something similar i think. The closest probably is the Cowboy CB2500.
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    Tiger & water

    Really great AB!!
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    Simplex Machine.

    yes they do..... Here is a great upgrade for these machines.... Sorry if i am but since nothing was commented.... i put this up for a laugh....
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    Bring back old antique leather to life

    Saddle soap works well Chris. I am using at the moment 1 part olive oil virgen extra and 4 parts beeswax and it is working fine for me. Just use a cloth or rub in by hand.
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    Busted saddle bag seam

    Soften up the leather with some saddle soap first, once will probably not be enough.
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    Help with hidden snaps

    Here in Spain Waldes has this option, and Prym would have this available too. Instead of the cap/dome you can get the invisible one which is called blind cap. Like Brain said you would need the die for it. Another option is take your pliers and take off the cap, it comes in two parts but the post might not be as rigid as the ones used for this purpose, then hammer on a flat surface to set it. Also you will need to sand the edges a little as they come rough. Unfortunately Waldes only sell boxes of 1000 i think? Here is a old wallet i opened to see what was inside, this is a Prym 2 snap. It still leaves a small mark after time.
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    Simplex Machine.

    Ehmmm....???? Akai GX-620
  10. I think you could get away doing this with a good patcher as you are not wanting to side wall stitch but only add the patch on top of the canvas as in the photo. Take a pair of vans and the patches to a shoe menders first and ask him to sew them on, then you could see how it would turn out. (After a lot of practice like rocky said) or you could even get him to sew them on for you instead of buying a machine??
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    Two Pfaff´s

    Could be interesting for anyone in the UK?? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/INDUSTRIAL-SEWING-MACHINE-HEADS-PFAFF-335-CYLINDER-ARM-PFAFF-471-POST-BED/173879722393?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170920101022%26meid%3Df565f029d8944b92b0736dfeb696a452%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D332723377847%26itm%3D173879722393&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109
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    Interesting find on EBAY

    Thanks for that one JCUK
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    Old danish skiving machine

    One, and thats´s enough for me and my tiny space...
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    Old danish skiving machine

    Very nice job with the restoration Soren, looks great!!