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Thread: New Buttonholler for my collection

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    New Buttonholler for my collection

    I added a new buttonholler to my collection. It's a Precision Built B - 3 low shank unit.

    It came with the cams, a feed dog cover plate, screws, a template puller to pull the cams out of the end of it. And instructions. Shows little if any use.

    Instead of opening the bottom like the Greist made buttonhollers or the top like the Kenmore and Singer Professional ones, you push the 1/2 cam into the rear of the buttonholler until is snaps in.

    Then to remove the cam you push the template puller in with the little tap facing up under the cam and then pull it out.
    So far I've oiled it and examined it, but haven't used it yet. I'll have to do that soon.

    So far all the other buttonhollers I've collected have been made in the U.S.A., this one is marked Made in Japan. It actually came with a seam ripper, the instructions call it a "fork cutter" to cut the buttonholes after you've made them. That's missing, but I can replace it easily.

    I've got to find a way to display all my button hollers and take a group picture of them.

    Joe

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    Joe,

    I have that same buttonholer. It is so cool. Mine didn't come with that feeddog cover. Thanks for sharing. I've never seen another one.

    Cathy

    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I added a new buttonholler to my collection. It's a Precision Built B - 3 low shank unit.

    It came with the cams, a feed dog cover plate, screws, a template puller to pull the cams out of the end of it. And instructions. Shows little if any use.

    So far all the other buttonhollers I've collected have been made in the U.S.A., this one is marked Made in Japan. It actually came with a seam ripper, the instructions call it a "fork cutter" to cut the buttonholes after you've made them. That's missing, but I can replace it easily.

    I've got to find a way to display all my button hollers and take a group picture of them.

    Joe
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    I think they are attracted to me. Every time I turn around I'm picking up another one. The Greist / Singer versions are the most common, then come the various Kenmores, and then come the different ones like this one.

    The half round feed dog cover this one came with is shown in the parts list of the buttonholer, but a Singer style one is shown in the instructions. So it looks like they had a couple different styles.

    I've got an old rifle cabinet out in the garage I think I'm going to put shelves in it and use it to display my accessories, buttonholers and other goodies.

    Joe
    Last edited by J Miller; 11-15-2012 at 06:08 AM.

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    COOL idea! Why didn't I think of that.

    Cathy


    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I've got an old rifle cabinet out in the garage I think I'm going to put shelves in it and use it to display my accessories, buttonholers and other goodies.

    Joe
    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Oh dear - I need to see what is out there in my shop... I keep them in separate boxes just to be safe...
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Nice looking attachment!!

    Will it fit all low shank machines? If not...which ones in particular will it fit?

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    TGood,

    You're supposed to read the text as well as look at the purty pictures.

    The very first line in my post under the subject: "I added a new buttonholler to my collection. It's a Precision Built B - 3 low shank unit."

    Just teasing you.

    Joe

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    I seem to be collecting these extra vintage parts -have about 6 buttonhollers I think. Decided within the year I
    want to unload these. There is NOT ---I said NOT --a penquin walking foot for the 221 FW in my box of stuff.
    Also have no glass feet but do have some weird pieces and many extra feet.
    All I want for Christmas is a wooden puzzle box filled with attachments in very good condition just because I
    was facinated with one years ago before I knew what it was used for. I know ebay sells them but I was hoping
    someone else would go to the bother of ordering me one and my brother gets around where he can find one.
    Last edited by Mornigstar; 11-16-2012 at 03:55 PM.

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    So....you are saying that it fits only a Precision Built B? Me, living in the dark, can't recall seeing a Precision Built B machine. Do you have one in your herd/flock/bevy?

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    Wow, that's a good one!

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