Hand crank machine questions

Old 07-21-2015, 09:23 PM
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I've also been thinking of adding a hand crank machine to my collection. I have a Singer 201 hand crank, but like you say, they weigh a ton. I'm looking for a lighter weight machine and wouldn't it be nice if it had a zig zag! The only Singer I can think of is the Genie, but can that take a hand crank? Another choice might be an aluminum Singer 201. Has anyone seen a Singer 301 with a hand crank? Maybe a Singer 99 (but no zig zag)?

It would be helpful if people could tell us what hand crank machines they have and how they like them.
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:30 PM
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As far as vintage machines, I have 2 featherweights, but I will be selling one. I also have a Singer 66, Singer 301A, and a Minnesota Rotary.
But I think, well actually I'm pretty sure, me trying to make any of them into a hand crank is not a good idea.
I'm looking into a Sewhandy, just need to find one that works...
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:47 AM
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I have a beautiful Singer 99 for this purpose. It is the 3/4 size of the 66. It is heavy enough to stay still on the table, but also easy to transport. Depending on condition, not very expensive.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sjdal View Post
I have a beautiful Singer 99 for this purpose. It is the 3/4 size of the 66. It is heavy enough to stay still on the table, but also easy to transport. Depending on condition, not very expensive.
Did you buy your 99 as a hand crank, or did you add the hand crank?
Thank you for your help!
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:22 AM
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Well I found a Singer Sewhandy one owner machine being sold by the original owner's daughter. It's in amazing condition, and has everything with it including the original box. I debated and debated, and then I bought it. The original owner aspect helped "seal the deal".
Can't wait to get it here!!
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:31 AM
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I have a pretty large selection of handcranks. I prefer them to treadles and electrics. I do most of my work on the Jones.

American #7
Singer 128
Wheeler & Wilson #8
New Ideal
Jones Serpentine (My Personal Fav)
Frister & Rossman E (Heathers)
Pfaff Model F (Convertible Treadle-Handcrank)
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:54 AM
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My handcrank collection increased by one today - though the actual wood handcrank broke off during transit. Praise be that the only damage is rather easily fixed - considering that this seller believed double boxing meant put the machine in a small box and put the small box in a bigger box and send it across country! This is the style with the cast base - amazed that showed up the correct number of pieces!

I've got the Singer 66
Singer 24
Singer 28
Kohler
Wheeler Wilson #9
and New National (made by New Home)


BTW - Steve, did you get a few of your numbers wrong? Or did you "lose" something?
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
...BTW - Steve, did you get a few of your numbers wrong? Or did you "lose" something?
Oops, forgot the W&W #9 Handcrank
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:06 PM
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Oh goodie, I can play this game. I have the following hand crank machines:

Frister & Rossman TS High Arm
Frister & Rossman TS 15 High Arm
Haid & Neu Harris 9G
New Home Model T
SewHandy Chain Stitch
Singer 12 New Family
Singer 20-1
Singer 27K2 (Combination HC/Treadle)
Singer 28-1 (Combination HC/Treadle)
Singer 28K2
Singer 29K70 (Combination HC/Treadle)
Singer 29K70 (Combination HC/Treadle) #2
Singer 35-1 (Carpet Machine)
Singer 66-3
Singer 66-14
Singer 99K31
Singer 115-1
Singer 201K4
Singer 216G

I also have the following machines that have been fitted and operating with a non-factory method of handcranking without use of a motor or treadle (all 1:1 ratio):

Adler 205-64 (Steering Wheel Knob)
Singer 31-15 (Steering Wheel Knob)
Singer 111G156 (Steering Wheel Knob)
Singer 221 Featherweight (Window Crank)
Singer 301-2 (Window Crank)

Now I can’t wait until someone lists their treadles......

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CD - I may make a trip to OK just to see them all - wondering what it would be like to drive from your place to Atlanta GA. DH and I are planning a trip south this fall to see Kids and FIL - and maybe we could make a detour. Been the other way so many times, it might be worth the added miles just to see some different scenery.

Now I'll wait until DH reads this and see what he says LOL!!
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