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Thread: Franklin 1911 feet and accessories

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    Franklin 1911 feet and accessories

    Does anyone here have a functional Franklin 1911? The ones Sears sold, made by Davis "I think".
    They are supposed to be a copy of the Singer 27 and they sure look it.

    Mine has no accessories with it and only the one solid presser foot. I tried one of the low shank Singer style feet sold by Sew-Classic and it didn't fit right. The needle hole did not line up with the needle or the hole in the needle plate.
    I tried a genuine Singer foot too and that has the same miss fit.

    Do I just have an odd machine, or do these actually take different feet and accessories?

    Joe

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    Franklin was made by Domestic and later by White when they bought out Domestic. Whether the machine would use Domestic side clamp attachments or they were unique to the Franklin I don't know. Here's an excellent Domestic site:
    http://www.kelsew.info/Domestic/dome...lsnolinks.html

    Jon

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    Jon,
    Thanks to the link. My Franklin is the 15th pic on that site, right under the brown Domestic 69 Hi-Speed Rotary.

    She's been named Mrs. Franklin and lives in a Parlor Cabinet that's currently burried and blocked in by a Singer Treadle.
    I'll have to dig her out and see if any of my attachments will fit. I do have a box full of Singer Mdl 27 or 28 attachments to try. If they'll fit, Mrs. Franklin gets them.

    Joe

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Size:  963.3 KBDoes it look like this one? Curious to hear what you've found out.

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    Yep, mine looks just like the one in your pic.

    I haven't found out anything as the machine is blocked in by my #2 Singer treadle and some other stuff.
    I'll have to check the attachments I have when I can dig it out.

    Joe

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    I just adopted this one yesterday. No accessories, but the bobbin and case are there...and it sews! Not bad for free. I'll keep watching

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    quiltingweb,

    The one thing I can tell you about the this Franklin is that it is a very close copy of the Singer 27 and uses the same shuttle and bobbins.

    Joe

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    The scarab decals are among my very favorites. I think I'm attracted to the decals more than some of the old machines themselves.

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