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Thread: Someone mentioned a Penguin foot?

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    Someone mentioned a Penguin foot?

    I was wondering about that and some other things that have been mentioned here and I was thinking that because I still do not know what the heck I am doing and what a lot of these things are that I may be waltzing right past some real goodies that should be purchased, cherished and or used.

    SO what are some of the highly desirable items besides the sewing machines themselves I should always be on the alert for?


    Penguin walking foot?
    keyhole templates for the rotaries?

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    The singercraft fagoter. Everywhere i check online they sell at about $100-500. www.april1930s.com/html/singercraft_fagoter.html

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    Swiss Zig Zag attachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlmack View Post
    Swiss Zig Zag attachment.
    I have bought some in Australia on eBay, including 1 from Britain with all the discs. Some are missing the bakelite shell, others the attachment screw and others with broken cases. I made a full set up from all of them. They were all reasonably priced too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heljoy50 View Post
    I have bought some in Australia on eBay.
    I bought three last week. Only the first has arrived, and it's missing the shell and 9 out of the 10 cams. Still, works really well with that walking foot. Tested on a treadle 201.

    Other 2 have what looks like a full set of cams, so like heljoy I'll be able to make one complete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heljoy50 View Post
    I have bought some in Australia on eBay, including 1 from Britain with all the discs. Some are missing the bakelite shell, others the attachment screw and others with broken cases. I made a full set up from all of them. They were all reasonably priced too.
    Not in the USA!

    Note: incomplete sets are often worth a lot less unless you get the peice that is usually lost. Look fir attacment screws and adjustment tools that should be there. Many multi part units will be missing parts too. If you get them real cheap its not a big deal. Many sellers have know clue if they have a complete set

    In the $100 and way up group
    Penguin foot, Single and double thread embroidery attachments. Large monogrammer full set cams (not unit, they are very easy to get). Fashion Aids case. Fagotter W unit, foot and stripper-foot being hardest too get

    Under $100 uncommon
    Multi purpose foot, guide foot w guides, singercraft extensions, darning/hooping foot, side mount zigzag, axtra cam sets for zigzag yellow white and blue (blue is rarest). Pinker attachment

    Just what I can think of for singer off the top of my head. Not real old items though
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    Oh my gosh, now I need to go and look up all of these because I haven't a clue what they are or what they look like or what they do for that matter. Just guessing on some of them from their names. Thanks for posting all of these for us newbies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    I bought three last week. Only the first has arrived, and it's missing the shell and 9 out of the 10 cams. Still, works really well with that walking foot. Tested on a treadle 201.

    Other 2 have what looks like a full set of cams, so like heljoy I'll be able to make one complete.
    If you have one without its shell, could it actually be part 160990 which doesn't have a shell? Check out Sid's blog:
    http://oldsingersewingmachineblog.co...chment-160991/
    Sheila

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    I have a lot of parts..I need to go look through them to see what I have....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    If you have one without its shell, could it actually be part 160990 which doesn't have a shell? Check out Sid's blog:
    http://oldsingersewingmachineblog.co...chment-160991/
    I have that zigzag foot. I got it in a box of attachments and had no idea what it was until I tried it out on one of my old singers. Really cool the way it moves the material to make the zigzag!

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    When ever I see Singer attachments in 2nd hand shops I always grab them But now I' ll have to keep my eyes open for the Fagoter. Showed this to my brother with instructions to keep his eyes open too. I love new reasons for junk shopping

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    June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler, the one with 1/2" increments and a 12" square is the one I prefer.

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    Faggot attachment w/book and all parts; I have one and did not know they were so precious to cost that much!! How can April1930 ask for so much?
    Last edited by Pat M.; 10-20-2013 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    If you have one without its shell, could it actually be part 160990 which doesn't have a shell? Check out Sid's blog:
    http://oldsingersewingmachineblog.co...chment-160991/
    Nope, it has 160991 on the bottom
    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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    My friend has one, she's the one that mentioned she found one. The penguin foot is extremely rare and very expensive. Never have seen them less than $475
    For your FW, just make sure it has the bobbin cover first ! I guess zigzag attachment is good as well as the 1/4" foot
    It just depends on each person what they desired and use
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    Another fairly rare piece is the 161585 thread cutter -- this is the one that looks like a spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat M. View Post
    Faggot attachment w/book and all parts; I have one and did not know they were so precious to cost that much!! How can April1930 ask for so much?
    I know! Ive been keeping my eye out for one since ive stumbled upon it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat M. View Post
    Faggot attachment w/book and all parts; I have one and did not know they were so precious to cost that much!! How can April1930 ask for so much?
    Most of the stuff on that site is extra pricey.
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    Nope, it has 160991 on the bottom
    Other two arrived yesterday, and both of those are 160990. Now have seven of the ten cams.
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    Singers: model 12 MOP (1885) Improved Family 29k58 (1939) 44K11 (1921) 201K2, 201K23 206k11 (1950) 222k (1959) 320k2(1959), 15K90, Bernina 530, Pfaff:360 (1959) http://tailororfailure.blogspot.com

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