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    Ferdco Pro 2000

    About two weeks ago I was talking with Hoffman over the phone, they told me they bought Ferdco about 5 years ago (If I remember correctly) but they haven't advertised it much. I ordered a new one, but wanted to make sure anybody buying used offers a fair price so they wouldn't feel jipped if they later learned the cost of a new one. Comparably a brand new CB4500 (the same machine with a feed dog and all the accessories) is $3400 + Freight Beautiful work by the way.
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    Ferdco Pro 2000

    You can get a brand new one from Hoffman Brothers for around what you're asking.
  3. About this machine: Compatible with most Kingsley accessories This particular model was designed with luggage in mind, so it has a 9 1/2" deep throat. It is also mounted on rails so it can slide out if you need to reach deeper into something. The machine itself weighs around 30 lbs Everything works; ram, thermometer, heating element. (uses flat mica strip type heater) The dial might have a few dead spots like most of these older machines, I just plug it into a wattmeter so I can see if it's not making contact and move it a little bit. Maybe you could open it up and clean it? I haven't tried. It looks like a carbon contact that slides on a resistive perimeter to vary the resistance. Not sure what the technical term is Note: the handle was replaced with a screw driver, it works just as well (if not better, it's much quieter). Locking pin in the back (which allows it to slide forward off the base) was replaced, so it jiggles a little bit. Includes: - The machine it self - 4 types of foil (Matte Gold, Shiny Gold, Silver and Brown) - Single Line Type Adapter (you will need to get a type holder as well) - Kingsley Magazine / Brochure - Vintage Kingsley "Small Parts" Box (broken hinge) Before you can use it you'll need a type kit, type holders and I would recommend a ruler guide. $250, Local pickup in Middle Island, NY or Shipping estimates after the cost of making a wooden box for it: - To LA, California: $100 - To Dallas, Texas: $90 - To Portland, Maine: $60 - To Alaska or Hawaii: Don't even think about it I'd ship it FedEx Ground or Home Delivery Photos:
  4. About this machine: Compatible with most Kingsley accessories This particular model was designed with luggage in mind, so it has a 9 1/2" deep throat. It is also mounted on rails so it can slide out if you need to reach deeper into something. The machine itself weighs around 30 lbs Everything works; ram, thermometer, heating element. (uses flat mica strip type heater) The dial might have a few dead spots like most of these older machines, I just plug it into a wattmeter so I can see if it's not making contact and move it a little bit. Maybe you could open it up and clean it? I haven't tried. It looks like a carbon contact that slides on a resistive perimeter to vary the resistance. Not sure what the technical term is Note: the handle was replaced with a screw driver, it works just as well (if not better, it's much quieter). Locking pin in the back (which allows it to slide forward off the base) was replaced, so it jiggles a little bit. Includes: - The machine it self - 4 types of foil (Matte Gold, Shiny Gold, Silver and Brown) - Single Line Type Adapter (you will need to get a type holder as well) - Kingsley Magazine / Brochure - Vintage Kingsley "Small Parts" Box (broken hinge) Before you can use it you'll need a type kit, type holders and I would recommend a ruler guide. $250, Local pickup in Middle Island, NY or Shipping estimates after the cost of making a wooden box for it: - To LA, California: $100 - To Dallas, Texas: $90 - To Portland, Maine: $60 - To Alaska or Hawaii: Don't even think about it I'd ship it FedEx Ground or Home Delivery Photos:
  5. Yes I will. PM me so we can exchange contact info. That is quite a drive from VA.
  6. For repair/restoration, I don't have the time for this project. Made by United Shoe Machinery Corporation probably between 1910-1940. Good for veg-tan, not so much chrome. Could probably use on heavy rubbers. Will split up to 7 1/2" wide material. It needs to be stripped and repainted. An arm of the height gauge is broken off, you'll need to solder or braze on a small piece of brass. Otherwise, it's easy enough to just reset it by hand and read the gauge. Original USM blade. I also have the nuts and bolts for mounting the blade Blade will need to be reground, see chips. Easy enough to turn by hand. You would calibrate it using the same principles as any other fixed blade splitter, The blade is not mounted right now but I can show you where you would adjust it. If you want to motorize it: I have the 2" pulley for connecting this machine to a motor. You will need probably at least a 3hp motor. I thought I had a 2" belt as well, if I find it before you pick it up I'll give it to you. On second floor, weighs near 300 lbs, you will need help. I got it up by taking it apart and still needed help to get the main frame up. It's a fairly simple assembly, you can video it when we disassemble it. I wouldn't try picking this up in anything smaller than an SUV, even disassembled. I'd like to see pictures when you've got it fixed up! Pick up in Middle Island, NY. $300
  7. I don't have the parts but I found somewhere you can buy it online: Foot Thumb screw: https://www.ronsew.com/vibrating-foot-bar-thumb-screw-50299-for-singer-111w/ 111w Faceplate (you may also need the mounting thumb screw:https://www.ronsew.com/screw-200473/): https://www.ronsew.com/face-plate-240104-240179-for-singer-111g-singer-111w-singer-153w101-singer-153w103-singer-153w10-singer-211g-singer-211u-singer-211w/ (Note: I have purchased one of these for my Singer 153w and I had to drill a new hole in it for the thumb screw, the one that came in it was in the wrong spot.) Middle slide plate for Singer 112: https://www.ronsew.com/attachment-slide-plate-224144-singer-112-singer-212/ (I'm not sure if this is the one you meant.) Ronsew.com has a $35 minimum order, so you probably have to find more parts you want to replace before ordering. They ship fairly quickly, but I'm not sure how long it will take to get to Norway. I have found the best way to find parts for a machine is to google search "supsew (the name of the machine you are looking for)" and then download the pdf (from supsew.com) of the parts list and find the part I need. Then I usually look up the part # on ronsew.com but sometimes you can find it on eBay or Amazon. Here is the parts list for a singer 111w machine https://www.supsew.com/wpfb-file/singer-111w155-pdf/
  8. Likely I will have to do this, I'm just afraid I might ruin it. Thank you.
  9. After loosening all the screws holding the presser bar and trying to push the foot flat with the needle plate, it is still only resting on the small toe although I was able to get it a little more straight. Could it be the needle plate that is not flat? it looks like its been with the machine since the beginning. I thought maybe the presser bar could be bent but it does not seem to have a problem traveling straight up and down through the hole. What would be a good place to buy a new foot? I've bought all my other parts for this machine from Abel Thread Co, they seem to be good but I don't have enough experience to tell if they are quality or not. There is a section of the bed casting that chipped off and was replaced with brazed material, which is where the needle plate rests, however the plate is flush with it.
  10. It appears to be straight to me, it is likely after market though because I do not see any markings on i It sits flat when it isn't in the machine, but it wobbles around a little when it is in the machine, not sure if this is normal I will try this now and get back with whether it worked or not.
  11. Recently got a Singer 153w103 that I've been fixing up (and boy it's been a project) One of the issues I can't work out is why the presser foot is not sitting flat on the needle plate. I believe this is what is causing the machine to pull the material to the left. The presser foot was with the machine when I got it, so I am fairly sure it is intended for it. I am also having an issue of what appears to be uneven tension every few stitches. Would greatly appreciate any help with this, it feels like two steps forward one step back, but I guess that's just how you learn sewing machines.
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