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Old 07-29-2020, 09:41 AM
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A friend bought these in a garage sale, labeled as sewing machine "tools". Do you know what machine they will fit? The accessories that are labeled say Griest or rotary.
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:24 AM
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they look like cording feet, to me
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:32 AM
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That's a lot of rolled hemming feet... all different widths! They have the front mounts on them (as opposed to the side mounts which are more common). I'd guess an early Singer 66 is what these will fit.
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Hemmer feet and 1 gather, the others I can't figure them out. I have a White Family Rotary, cir.1915. I have the same feet for the machine.
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Bkay they will fit a Free Westing House and a New Home Light Running Machine. I own both of these machines with some of those pieces.
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They don't look like they fit a Free machine. The easiet way to tell is that Free ( and New Home made by Free) have a narrower clamp bar than White, National, or Standard. And this foot looks like the space is the wider style.

The other easy way to tell, is what the shirr plate/underhemmer looks like. It is unique for each machine, but I can't really see it in the picture.

I'll have to see if I can dig up pictures of the different ones.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:25 PM
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They look like hemming feet for rolled hems each would give a different width hem.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:08 PM
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A friend bought these in a garage sale, labeled as sewing machine "tools". Do you know what machine they will fit? The accessories that are labeled say Griest or rotary.
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There are many differences as Macybaby said. There was someone on treadleon that did a pdf for the top clamping feet dimensions. I found it on http://www.treadleon.net/library/index.html and the direct link is http://www.treadleon.net/library/topclampingfeet.pdf My New National has the thicker straight stitch foot, but the attachments that came with it were thinner. I haven't tried the thinner ones, but I think that they were a little loose. I should try them sometime. I may try to find something to shim the other attachments to make the same dimension.

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Oh, I forgot, I found a neat picture of the various feet that Boye had from 1909 at http://xfossils.com/cintipam/boye/small/chart1.jpg Unfortunately, it doesn't actually identify which machines they actually fit, but it does show the variety available at that time.

Another thing, that I think I read from Macybaby, is that the needle hole is sometimes offset a bit. I think that means that are some feet that will attach to a machine, but the needle hole in the foot does not line up with the needle hole in the needle plate.

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Old 07-30-2020, 09:30 AM
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That's really interesting, Janey. Not all of these have exactly the same shape clamping device. So, does that mean they are from various machines?
I took another photo, but I'm not sure it will help ID the machine.
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