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liermanna

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This Anker rz Matic was a $10 find and I think is in good condition. I need help identifying it properly, cannot figure out the back area—some camshaft plus the the free ovine lever?

It came with very few accessories, and I was wondering if anyone had suggests on where to find original Anker presser feet or if there are other types compatible, easily located. Any needles that are compatible with the 16x18 requested? Last thing, double need clamp?

I’ve been to local specialty stores that look at me like I’m insane for even attempting to get these things. I was hoping you all might have some advice!

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jrwhalley

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Have picked up stray feet for both Anker and Gritzners in mixed box lots of sewing machine parts off eBay when people were cleaning out a family member's shop. Usually ID'd by the part number stamped on the shank of the foot or the maker's mark. The owner's manuals generally had pictures and part numbers to order replacements and additional optional attachments. Been collecting stray feet and cams as "bait" in the hope of finding a nice RZ and a Kenmore/White/Gritzner 117.841. Persistence and luck help as most people seem to think every sewing machine mustbe a Singer, so pieces are misidentified.
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Guy Montana

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Is there a needle size stamped into the bobbin cover? Or somewhere else on the machine? Can you post a picture? My old Anker from 1933 takes a 16x87 needle and I can find those. But I don’t see a cross over needle size for the size you have posted.

There are some generic feet kits out there that seem to fit the majority of these older machines. It comes with a replacement ankle that allows for a snap on feet replacement.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-Presser-Foot-Straight-Stitch-Foot-Open-Toe-Foot-14Pcs-Tools-Kit-Replacement/264767021895?hash=item3da5582347:g:XxoAAOSwofVe6NJ-

We sell these at our store. But we have been out since shortly after Covid. Possibly a store near you will have a kit you could buy and try and return if they dont fit.
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Cecilia

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LOVE IT!!!!!


I have an Anker Phoenix, which is a Pfaff 130 knock off. takes a round needle, and I’m pretty sure just regular short shank feet.

Does this help? Tell me if you want photos.


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TwassG

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Hi, 

nice machine. 
The serial numer dates the machine back to the 3rd Quarter 1954 as a production date. 


 
Anker (at least of those times) usually takes high shank feet. If you can't find any presser feet on Ebay etc, you might as well try a generic feet set with a high shank adapter. Those should work alright. If you are brave, you might as well look on german Ebay. Boxes with used feet are sold all the time for a moderate price. It's just the shipping that sucks. Might even find the twin needle holder, some more discs, the tuck plates etc. So it might be worth a try. 

Needle system should be engraved on the bobby cover plate. They either use a regular flatshank needle 15x1, or a roundshank needle DBx1 (1783; 287WH; 16x231; CANU 14:25). Both needle systems were used. You might post a picture of the plate. Helping might be easier then. 

Have fun with your machine. They are sturdy and smooth running.

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