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Thread: Chandler Mini Skipper Blindstitch

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    Chandler Mini Skipper Blindstitch

    Hi can anyone tell me how old this machine might be? I have not been able to find a serial number anywhere, and a glued on tag is missing. It is a portable blindstitch machine.
    I have replaced the motor and wiring. it works perfectly.
    This was a yard sale find, and it cost me a small fortune to refurbish.
    I have photos but do not know how to post them here. Thanks, Karen
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    Here is a photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLKing View Post
    Hi can anyone tell me how old this machine might be? I have not been able to find a serial number anywhere, and a glued on tag is missing. It is a portable blindstitch machine.
    I have replaced the motor and wiring. it works perfectly.
    This was a yard sale find, and it cost me a small fortune to refurbish.
    I have photos but do not know how to post them here. Thanks, Karen
    Hi Karen. Have you replaced any other parts besides the motor and wiring? I don't know where you are located, but in Denver there is an Industrial Sewing machine shop. If I were to get an industrial machine (or domestic, made by industrial manufacturer) I would either call or take it to them to see if they knew where the serial number is. The other possibility would be Chandler Machine USA. From my research, I don't think the Mini Skipper is that old, probably less than 20 years old. Of course, that is considered old to some LOL..

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    That is an adorable little machine! Will you sbow us a video of it in use?

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    After searching the net and finding out next to nothing, I did email the Chandler Co. but have not heard back yet. The lift up rod for the thread was missing as was the foot pedal/ power assembly and motor. Also it was very dirty. After an in shop service my total investment was $ 325.00
    I did feel I overpaid for service, but always wanted a blindstitch.
    This machine was found by my Sis-in law in Georgia; who paid $50 for it with me in mind. I brought it home to Phoenix 3 years ago, and later moved to N. Carolina. It has made 2 cross country trips recently!
    I am not able to do a video, unless I can get help with it.
    Thanks again for your response,
    Karen
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    HI Karen, welcome aboard. Most of us here don't deal with industrials.

    if you are on Facebookm there is a vintage industrail group that may be more helpful. Industrail motors can be high dollar monsters. I am guessing you may not have overpaid for your service.
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    Karen, I have a Tacsew which is almost identical. I imagine most of these machines were made by the same mfr. There are just a handful. My serial number is on a tiny plate on the left bottom front of the base.
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