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Old 01-31-2016, 07:10 AM
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I'm finally going through mine to make sure I have a set for each machine. I really don't need to be saving everything. These are top clamp and direct clamp feet.






Most of these I know what they fit - Free, New Home, National, White, Standard and the the older oddball sets, Davis, Eldredge (pre National), Household, Demorest, Domestic (pre white), Foley & Williams, Wheeler Wilson, Wilcox & Gibbs, Florence and Howe High Arm, Royal, New Royal (quite different). And probably a few I've missed.

This is what I have to sort through - I'll be fitting them to machines to get them all sorted.



After I get through this mess I'll get after the side clamp ones.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:33 AM
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Keep posting this stuff, folks - every time DW worries about me, I show her the hardcore pictures and tell her I will never. ever. get. there. She believes it just about as much as I do.
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:45 PM
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WOW!!! That is some collection. It would be fun just to be able to look through. I will look through attachment boxes, just to be looking at them. It is so neat that you have machines that they go with and know so much about them. I know you have told us about the top clamp ones have different dimensions. I noticed you didn't mention Weed, though. I don't know what type they are called.

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Old 01-31-2016, 03:34 PM
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I do have a Weed "Hartford" it also is a High Arm. I'm down to the "oddball" stuff, which is anything that isn't White, Standard, New Home, National or Free and New Royal. BTW - New Royal was made by Free, and is the only other machine that takes the 1/4" gap top clamp attachments.

I've got a bunch of Domestic attachments (pre White) and then I think I'll do the WW because they are easy to identify. Then on to the harder ones, but luckily many of the older sets have names on them.

I think I'm keeping about 2/3 of what I had - at least I'm going to have some room on the shelves in the workroom after this.

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Old 01-31-2016, 05:05 PM
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I've found this chart helpful for sorting through the top clamping feet when the boxes are only marked "Attachments" with no other clues. Not an easy task.

http://www.treadleon.net/library/topclampingfeet.pdf

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Old 01-31-2016, 06:48 PM
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Oh my! I am at a loss for words! It looks like there is one of every type in there, sew much fun!

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Jon, I have something like that I've put together from my machines. However I find it easier to take the feet and try them on instead of using the calipers.

Yesterday I went through Free and New Royal, then National, New Home, Standard and White. So I got through the bulk of that. Then on to the "oddballs" and I've got Florence, American #7, New Williams, Household, Demorest, Wilcox & Gibbs.

Most of what I have left is Davis, Wheeler Wilson and then some I'm not sure about. I had gone through the Davis before and I think I already have sets for them, so all on the table may be extras.

After I get through the bobbins (round and long) and shuttles, then I'll start working on putting together a chart using all the top clamp machines I have.
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Well, at least you have a large selection of machines to try all those attachments out on!
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Nice to see you back, Cathy!
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You are amazing. You probably sort and organize in your dreams!
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