Name this Singer attachment

Old 12-25-2018, 08:20 AM
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What is this? This came in a mixed lot of attachments. It does not appear to be a ruffler, although it moves similarly by feeding fabric through as the finger moves with the needle bar.
Front:[ATTACH=CONFIG]605781[/ATTACH]
Back:[ATTACH=CONFIG]605782[/ATTACH]
Bottom:[ATTACH=CONFIG]605783[/ATTACH]
Singer logo (no part number found):[ATTACH=CONFIG]605784[/ATTACH]
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:35 AM
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maybe gathering vs ruffler?
although it could be an early version of the rufflers we know today.
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Yay! That will make my sister happy as she has a singer 28 hand crank and a crinkle finish singer 128, so now she can add to their attachments.

I swear I scrolled through the whole list of attachments on that site and didn't find that picture. Gotta love the power of collective minds!
Thanks so much Janey!
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Oooo! Thanks again! I forget about Smithsonian library for SM resources. That brochure explains the old hemmer foot with the mystery screw in back and the plate that we couldn't place! She has a puzzle box too, so she will have a complete set if we can locate the hemming scroll attachments, which i had a chance to buy cheap a few years ago, but didn't know what they went to :-(
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Hello, I also have this attachment. May I ask you the references of the documentations that you found? Or the name of this attachment? Thank you so much. Have a great day. Laurence, from Geneva
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Welcome to the board Laurence. Geneva Switzerland? I enjoyed visiting that city in '75.

If you wish you can find the section for "Introduce yourself" and give a note there.
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It is an early ruffler. I found one with my 27. I'm not sure if it is like this one or not, but is quite similar. https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollec...es/image18.htm
or it could be the one like this https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollec...es/image12.htm

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Thanks a lot! You're right. Introducing me first Is a lot better😊

Yes, Geneva in Switzerland.
Please forgive my english, as it is not my own language.

I collect old Singer sewing machines, mostly Singer 12 and other pre 1900.

One of my machines ( a Singer 15, from 1906), came with this attachment.
I thought it was a ruffler.
Reading this post it seamed that it was not so clear.
Is it something else?

Thanks for your answers,

Best regards

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Unfortunately, a previous post got deleted. It is a ruffler. If it is like the one in the second link, you have to move the black part (interposing spring plate) up to have it work on the 15.
A Chinese manual with illustrations of the ruffler https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollec...ges/image8.htm The one on left is for the 27, but the one on the right is how it needs to be for the 15. I have played with it on the 15. I don't remember if I actually tried it like for the 27, but I know that it did work on a 15 when the spring plate was like the one on the right.

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I was kind of in a hurry, yesterday. Upon further research, I found better instruction manuals for the 'puzzle box' attachments.
For the 27 there is https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollec...ges/image1.htm and for the 15 there is a download available at https://andrewcaddle.com/wordpress/i...e-august-1905/

Kind of interesting that the instructions mention the position of the spring plate for the 27, but not the 15.

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