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bkay

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I do not know what they fit, but they came in a T&S cabinet. They are made by Greist and all appear to be for the same machine.

PM me if you want them. You pay postage. DSC_0164.jpg  DSC_0165.jpg 

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Is that for a White model? I think various Rotary models took this too. The presser bar has a round tightening nut. It would help idenitifying compatible models, a few Rotary fix-up projects have been mentioned this summer and autumn.


Personally I would be interested in completing the cam-set for my Singer buttonholer.
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Mickey, I don't know what those would fit. I've never messed with anything except mid-century models.

I have enough buttonholers and cams to fill out your set. I have my late mother's set and it's complete, so don't need anymore. (I got the machine a year or so after she passed. Her buttonholer was missing one cam and I had it in my sewing box.)

It would definitely be cheaper to  send only the cams if you know which ones you want (Aren't you in Europe, somewhere?).

Do you need me to take photos of the ones I have available?

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Top clamp attachments are not all the same.  I sort them first by the width of the mounting slot, they can be 1/8", 3/16" or other.  The mounting slot can be on center with the needle hole or offset 1/32".  Lastly,  there is more than one height.
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To All:

I just got an email from Joe and he wants everything.

Mickey, let me know about the buttonholer cams. I have lots of them.

I'm cleaning out. I'm getting rid of a bunch of stuff. If I don't need it, it's going to be sold, given away or donated.

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I think they will fit a White [Family]Rotary treadle .  Mine look just the same, the forks on the back clamps are evenly spaced.
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Thanks, John. I don't plan on acquiring a back clamping machine. Thanks for the info, though.

I finally deduced that I like looking for and acquiring sewing machines. I really don't like to fix them, though.

So, I've started to clear out all the "stuff" that I'm unlikely to use or fix. For example, four cabinets are going out in bulk trash today. It's very unlikely I'm ever going to refinish them and they take up a lot of space.

Thanks, everyone.

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I have checked the cams I have; 1 1/16 keyhole;  5/8 keyhole;  5/8 straight;  5/16 straight;  3/8 straight. I think there are four of five extra cams to be found, but I haven't quite found them yet.  It's the metal type for the old type buttonholer, I think they are puter or aluminium.  I don't know if the additional cams are common, or if I have a messed up set for some reason. It's even hard to read the numbers on the backside.
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Even though this says it is for Low Shank it is actually the one for the 301 and other slant shanks. It really doesn't make any difference as far as the templates go as they are the same. On page 5 of the pdf http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/lowshank.pdf you will find the five templates that came with the attachment, and then it lists the set of four additional templates.

There is an eyelet template that Singer sold by itself. Sometimes you can find a Greist or Kenmore set that includes the eyelet template.

I think https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0992/8814/files/Buttonholer_Instruction_Manual.pdf is the for the low shank and has the same info.

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It looks like I have a rather random selection of cams with mine. The buttonholer itself looks exactly like the one in the manual Janey, even the serial number on the side is the same. I'm missing the 1 1/16" straight, 13/16" straight, 15/16" straight, 1/2" straight. The elusive eyelet cam is mentioned too, but I have seen the prices on ebay, what is it with this cam!  I rather not split up a nice buttonholer set though, mine looks nice, clean  and shiny, but a few scratches on the top cover. The manual is missing too.
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Even though this says it is for Low Shank it is actually the one for the 301 and other slant shanks.

Janey



There is a black buttonholer for slant machines? How do you recognize it?

The main one I have for slant machines was purchased when I bought my T&S, and it has plastic cams/templates.

I'd keep my eyes open for a black slant shank buttonholer, if I knew what to look for.

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There is a black buttonholer for slant machines? How do you recognize it?

The part number is 160743; it's located on the bottom.  Mine is black with a white knob
having a red S on it.  It usually lives in a burgundy colored box.




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I have one of those! I would never have guessed that it was any different from the others I had.

It is visually identical to the ones that came with my 201-2 and my mom's 15-91, except it's in a maroon plastic container instead of the green one.

Thanks Janie and Patricia.

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You are set up with luxury bkay and you don't even know it ;- ) You just have to put all the nice bits on a shelf to get a good view of them. It's a shame about the cabinets, some one out there is looking for one, you can be sure of it.  We don't always manage to reach out to the right people. Refinishing is within doable, but I understand you don't have storage space for everything.
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They needed veneer repair + stripping + refinishing. It was more than I was willing to do.

You know, there is not a huge demand for sewing machine cabinets to refurb.

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Mickey, I know you were somewhat unhappy that those cabinets were going in the trash. Would you believe that 3 out of the 4 cabinets I put out for bulk trash collection were retrieved before the trash man came? (We have a trash pick up week, not a day.)

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Well, I believe it when you tell me :- ) I know cabinets with machines goes very quickly around here when they are free for pickup, even when they need quite a bit of work. I don't know about cabinets with out machines.  If someone bothers to post an add for a give away machine, it's likely it will be pick it up. I worry nice machines go straight for the bin, not even given a chance; much the same for older cabinets. For a while I had an eye out for a 66 in a No 40 table from around 1930, but at this point I need to free up a bit of space for it. I will not hold you to anything and trust your judgement, there are a lot of machines and we mostly appreciate the ones we find use for. I know more than one case where someone regrets something terrible letting a machine go, some even end up getting the same model back again. 
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