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Thread: Singer 66 attachments

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    I could use some help identifying these attachments and if anyone knows how to use them, all the better.

    I know what the screw driver, the seam width guide and the bias tape cutting guide are. And the one thing says threader on it.

    I think I have 2 rufflers, a bias foot, and an adjustable hemmer(all of which I don't know how to use).

    Beyond that I don't know what the rest are.

    Help is appreciated!!!!!!

    Thanks,
    Cheryl

    Ruffler, I think
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    Adjustable hemmer, I think
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    the whole lot, what is the scoop in the upper left?
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    No idea once so ever
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    here's some more close ups. FYI they aren't this rusty anymore. I love Naval Jelly!!!!

    Torture device?
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    no clue
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    Torture device, simplified?
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    did you get the book for it? does it say in there?
    what about singers on line site, or maybe emailing them?

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    No book, these attachments are for my machine from 1910. But I'll see if I can find a book that covers all of them, thanks for the singer suggestion. I think the bias foot is in my manual for the machine but I know a lot of them aren't.

    Cheryl

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    I think the ones that have numbers and a knob are button hole attachements

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    The "no clue" pieces are tuckers. The "torture devices" are underbraiders. I couldn't see enough detail on the "scoop" thingy, but it doesn't look complete by itself. Perhaps it is part of something else?

    For information on how to use the attachments, Sew Classic blog is a wonderful source of information on vintage machines and attachments. You might check out this page: http://blog.sew-classic.com/. Look around a bit for a booklet called "How to use vintage sewing machine attachments."

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    I recognize the screwdriver.

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    If all else fails, Ask Billy (lostn51). Go to the Vintage Machines Shop thread.

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    I think it's possible your scoop might be to cover your feed dogs for FMQ and darning. I'm thinking it might be upside down?

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    Sorry they are unfamiliar to me, they look like little torcher tools! Good luck I hope you get the help you need!!

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    I put this in the VSMS Virtual Forum so it will get more views.

    I do not know what all they do but this is a nice set for a 66-1 and 66-3. The threader is the handiest thing to have, I had one and can not find it for the life of me but it was the best threader I have ever used.

    Billy

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    Thanks Billy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I put this in the VSMS Virtual Forum so it will get more views.

    I do not know what all they do but this is a nice set for a 66-1 and 66-3. The threader is the handiest thing to have, I had one and can not find it for the life of me but it was the best threader I have ever used.

    Billy
    OK Billy, please please tell me what you spotted and where that is a needle threader. I just took an old red-eye in the dirtiest shape possible out of her cabinet and put my plain black Bertha in there mostly because she is a back mount and the only attatchments with her is her good ol' foot. Bertha is a side-mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I put this in the VSMS Virtual Forum so it will get more views.

    I do not know what all they do but this is a nice set for a 66-1 and 66-3. The threader is the handiest thing to have, I had one and can not find it for the life of me but it was the best threader I have ever used.

    Billy
    OK Billy, please please tell me what you spotted and where that is a needle threader. I just took an old red-eye in the dirtiest shape possible out of her cabinet and put my plain black Bertha in there mostly because she is a back mount and the only attatchments with her is her good ol' foot. Bertha is a side-mount.
    The needle threader is the center bottom row of the first pic

    Cheryl

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    These are all RARE and hard to find, ergo, worth a bundle. They are for the older 66's that have the foot clamp in the back (like mine in my avatar). Most of the 66s have the newer side clamping feet, which are common. I'm glad you doctored these up with naval jelly and are taking good care of them. They are hard to come by.

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    http://www.a1sewingmachine.com/manuals/66.pdf

    p 16 has the attachments. it seems to be a scan of an old actual manual and is fuzzy. sorry.

    you are right on the hemmer & ruffler. one of the half circles says shirring plate. the knobbed thing is a "tucker"

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    Go to this website for help:
    http://www.thesewbox.com/sewing_atta...ine_store.html
    In addition to giving help on the website, this lady has written a book called "The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook". Well worth the $$ if you are into vintage machines!

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    I am taking good care of them (thanks!), but do you know how to use them? I have directions for the ruffler and the adjustable hemmer (though I am having some trouble using it).

    Thanks
    Cheryl

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