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Thread: Attachments

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    Does anyone know if Greist attachments work on the old singer machines?

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    hmm call me stupid but what is a Griest attatchment?
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    When I Googled Greist sewing, a Smithsonian site appeared on the list. On it, it states thtat Greist comany manufactured improved Singer sewing machines. Here is a link to a site that sells vintage and new machine attachments. http://www.thesewbox.com/singer_low_...tachments.html and http://www.thesewbox.com/f/How_to_De...Shank_Size.pdf This link points to determining shank size/type for purchasing attachments. There are only 4 types: slant, low, high, snap-on. So, it seems, that all low shank attachments fit all low shank machines. In my mind, though, you have to know your machine's needle position, too.

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    Yes, as long as shank is compatible.....some people swear by the buttonholers,,,,,

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    Greist made all the early buttonholers for Singer and they were for short shank machines. I expect all of their other attachments would also fit. I have a zig-zagger attachment for my Featherweight that says Singer but I think was actually made by Greist. My 85 year old repair guy says all the good attachments were made by Greist and that Singer was "late" getting into the attachment business and either "borrowed or bought" most of theirs from Greist.

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    The attachments on most old Singers *are* Greist. Greist made attachments for just about everyone and still did until fairly recently.

    Like Nancy says, as long as you know your machine's needle homing position and type of attachment, you should be able to use Greist or any other brand.

    There are more types than that site listed though - a super high shank from the 70's, a back-clamping from the early 20th century and a top-clamping from the turn of the century that seems to have come in at least two different heights that are roughly "low shank."

    There are also attachments made for zig-zag machines and attachments made for straight-stitch-only machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Does anyone know if Greist attachments work on the old singer machines?
    Saw some greist attachments of the goodwill auction site today!

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    I won those !!

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    Greist attachments are awesome..and they couldn't be better to use with the old Singers, or any other low shank machine!!

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    This thread just made my day!! I was given a near perfect 99K (in the original cabinet) without any attachments. Over the years, I've acquired a few attachments that are Greist. To compare shanks I go!!

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