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Hengstenberg / Anker MOP Handcrank - $75

Old 06-05-2013, 10:41 AM
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Sometimes it pays to look beyond the ad picture.

I saw an ad for this "Old Singer handcrank" in the Sacramento area of Craigslist.

The ad showed this...
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Cathy was kind enough to pick it up for me and drop it off on her way down here.
It seems that the delivery was the hard part.... She know I had only seen the photo above and was tempted to pull a switchero and deliver something else hehe)

What I received was this..

This and the next pic were before I did the light oil wipe down
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It had all these (and some more toys that I shared with Cathy for picking this up for me)
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just wow....
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This has got the be the most unusual shuttle I have ever seen. Notice the curved top where it slides on the race. And it looks almost new.
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I love the folding handle...
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This date is pointing towards a very late 1800's date. It might even be in my Timeframe! woo hoo!
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I included this shot to show off the wood...
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Talk about a short throw and tight arc for the shuttle to move in
This machine is usually called a transverse machine, but I think this machine is "sorta" like a Transverse but more like a rotated Vibrating Shuttle
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:00 PM
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Steve,

That machine is more a work of art than a sewing machine. It's gorgeous. I'll bet is sews great too.

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Everything about that sewing machine is gorgeous. What size needle does it take?
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:11 PM
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Excellent deal! You are fortunate that it didn't get lost in transit. ;-D
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Hello Steve - What a fascinating machine! It's like a hybrid of a transverse shuttle and a vibrating shuttle. Also the balance wheel isn't attached to a separate crank so you only get one turn of the wheel for one turn of the handle instead of the three that you would get with the crank - you will really feel the difference when you start sewing with it. The bobbin winder might well turn out as being the most efficient you have ever used. It is very similar to the winder on my Serata treadle, which winds a far tighter and more even bobbin than any Singer.

German machines are so beautiful and intriguing. Congratulations on a wonderful find!
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Originally Posted by Muv View Post
... Also the balance wheel isn't attached to a separate crank so you only get one turn of the wheel for one turn of the handle instead of the three that you would get with the crank - you will really feel the difference when you start sewing with it. ..
Actually because of the internal gearing inside the handwheel it does stitch three stitches for every turn of the hand crank... I was wondering about the 3:1 thing myself until i tried it.

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I will try to thread it up and see if I can get some stitches out of her tonight.
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That's gorgeous!!
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Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
Everything about that sewing machine is gorgeous. What size needle does it take?
Thanks, it actually surprised me how nice it was once cleaned up.

It came with 2 packages of 12x1 and 4 packages of 13x1 needles. They both work because this unit does not have a stop for the needle. you have to manually set the needle height.

I gave a few packages of the extra needles to Cathy for her collection.
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Steve and I have traded/ swapped quite a bit. So much more fun for than paying.

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I gave a few packages of the extra needles to Cathy for her collection.
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Wow, that is a pretty machine! I love the roses.
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