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The Bartlett company primarily sold hand operated machines that were produced by the Goodspeed & Wyman company and then later by the Bartlett Sewing Machine Company.  They also sold another machine that was call the Bartlett Novelty.  During this same time another unrelated company - Novelty Sewing Machine - sold a similar machine.  The machine pictured here is not one of the Bartlett machines.  Several thousand of these were made in 2 different styles.  

I picked this one up at the 2003 ISMACS convention in Charlotte, NC.  It had repairs made to it before my purchase and as you can see the needle comes from the bottom. 

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I like the upside-down aspect.  It would be nice to see the chainstitch forming.  I'm a little confused by that hook, though -- how does it ever release the loop?
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Can't answer that question.  Have never tried to use it.  However when I get some time and my bride is available we'll take a look and see what we can figure out.

Anyone have a manual for this?  LOL

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Oh -- I was assuming the hook rotated, but obviously it oscillates.  It grabs the loop while swinging to the left, as the needle drops down.  As the needle comes up it swings to the right and deposits that loop over the needle.  And then swings left again to grab the new loop.  Much like a Raymond looper, but without all his extra levers.

These machines of yours, sitting around untried and unused.  Clearly wasted on you.  Let me know if I can help.   ;-)

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Ok, so I got off my derriere and pulled this out of the curio. You sir are correct. Very simple. 

As to being wasted on me....nope, just on the back burner for the last 2 decades.  That's changing which is why I'm here now.  [thumb] 



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The studio looks quite neat and tidy unline both of my sewing studios. Ok, the mail floor studio is only a bit messy.   '
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