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I found this in an ad, no price set. It must be a very early version of model 29, or UFA - Universal Feed Arm.  I find it interesting that the hand wheel has the same square profile as Greg's Singer no.2, the photos I have seen of early 29s, have all had a hand wheel with a rounded profile, as seen here: http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php?title=29

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It sure looks like the 29 UFA in the manual has the flat hand wheel  - https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/singer-ufa-pre294-manual-9660944

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Thank you, Janey. I can see that the manual is a reissue, dated May 10,1894. I have no serial number for the 29 in the photo, but it is an old one, anyway. The 29 with the round profile hand wheel in the needlebar.org link, is dated 1890.

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Olaf,

My Singer 29UFA (shown directly below Dan’s 1890 model at your Needlebar link) is an 1894 model with serial number 12160702. The upper shaft on mine is bent, and the “rounded” balance wheel is backed off from its proper position.  Obviously, an unsuccessful effort was made to repair a damaged machine, and I have no way of knowing if the balance wheel was original to the machine.

CD in Oklahoma

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Olaf,
Let us know how you made out with that.  It looks really interesting.

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Wow, CD, that looks like it would be fun to try to tear down...
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In my experience, the very first thing to prevent the tearing down of a machine is often a bent shaft.  :-)
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I haven't bought the Singer UFA, the pics are from the ad. The seller obviously thought he had a solid gold sewing machine of museum quality, and that was reflected in the ridiculous amount of money he wanted for it! [rolleyes] Besides, I'm running out of space!

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Ok, I was looking for a manual for something else and found that hand wheel on page 79 of the pdf at https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/singer-price-list-of-parts-accessories-attachments-for-sewing-machines-manufactured-sold-by-singer-july281884-10636709?pid=1312516304

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Ok, I was looking for a manual for something else and found that hand wheel on page 79 of the pdf at https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/singer-price-list-of-parts-accessories-attachments-for-sewing-machines-manufactured-sold-by-singer-july281884-10636709?pid=1312516304

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Cool!    But, I have to say the device on page 72 is AMAZING...  must find one....

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Thanks again, Janey. It continues to amaze me how complete the Singer assortment of machines and special parts was.

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Hi,

          Regarding square-profile SINGER hand wheels, my 1910 SINGER Model 3-1 machine has just that. I acquired the machine way back in February of 2006, and here is a photo that was taken of it on that day... it was missing several parts, and 'stuck'.  It has come a long way since then, and it still needs some work on its feed wheel and upper thread tension mechanisms, but a least I have been able to coax a few sample stitches out of it.. I have had to fabricate some of the missing parts, as I have  not been able to find them available Anywhere. There is very little information available on this particular model, which has also 'added to the equation'. The second photo shows the front slide plate that I fabricated out of hardware store sourced steel sheet stock. Using the existing rear slide plate as a pattern, it worked out well...I did have to add a small amount to the length of the front slide late, as it is a little bit longer than the rear slide plate. I also had to fabricate a new needle plate, as the one that came with the Singer 3-1 Needle Plate.jpg  machine was broken into two pieces at the needle hole.Singer 3-1 Slide Plates #1.jpg  le bit l
created SINGER 3-1 Acquisition Day.jpg 


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Hi,

          Regarding square-profile SINGER hand wheels, my 1910 SINGER Model 3-1 machine has just that. I acquired the machine way back in February of 2006, and here is a photo that was taken of it on that day... it was missing several parts, and 'stuck'.  It has come a long way since then, and it still needs some work on its feed wheel and upper thread tension mechanisms, but a least I have been able to coax a few sample stitches out of it.. I have had to fabricate some of the missing parts, as I have  not been able to find them available Anywhere. There is very little information available on this particular model, which has also 'added to the equation'. The second photo shows the front slide plate that I fabricated out of hardware store sourced steel sheet stock. Using the existing rear slide plate as a pattern, it worked out well...I did have to add a small amount to the length of the front slide late, as it is a little bit longer than the rear slide plate. I also had to fabricate a new needle plate, as the one that came with the Singer 3-1 Needle Plate.jpg  machine was broken into two pieces at the needle hole.Singer 3-1 Slide Plates #1.jpg  le bit l
created SINGER 3-1 Acquisition Day.jpg 


Nice No.3!  I have a No. 2 that is set up just like yours for heavy material.  I've been able to get mine stitching well with the help of Mike.  Good luck with it.
BTW, I have that same flat cart to move my machines around.  Best $50 I've spent and perfect size for sewing machines.
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Son of A Singer Man, the info on square profile hand wheel is interesting. Nice machine, what was it's main use? When was the first Singer 3-1 presented? Could it be that models that were not changed/upgraded over the years, used the same parts during the entire production run?

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"Square profile hand wheels?" You KNOW I've got to comment: Ain't no such thing. Those handwheels are round. Lol.
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         ... I have had to fabricate some of the missing parts, as I have  not been able to find them available Anywhere. There is very little information available on this particular model, which has also 'added to the equation'. The second photo shows the front slide plate that I fabricated out of hardware store sourced steel sheet stock. Using the existing rear slide plate as a pattern, it worked out well...


The slide plate turned out great - really perfect looking.  You're lucky to have the skills to do this type of fabrication work when you need parts.  
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Haha, Lori, you missed the point, the square ones are for one-armed users! [biggrin]

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