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Ericka

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So I've been going through some of the various top-clamping tins and attachments that I have and I found this odd part.  I think it was in a White tin:
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Note that there are threads on the left side of this part.  I've since seen another White tin posted on eBay that shows this exact same part, but it is threaded into another part.  I have no idea whether these two pieces are supposed to be connected like that or not, but now that it's shown up in two tins, it would seem that it should be a White part.  Not I don't recognize it as any kind of attachment or part of one.  Here's the eBay listing that shows it.  Go to the third pic to see it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WHITE-Family-Sewing-Machine-Attachments-BOX-w-parts-GRIEST-Very-Nice/174405178182?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I'm not sure if it's okay to post a pic from an eBay listing or not, so I'm providing the link to where it is.  And if anyone knows what the part is that is just down and to its left is, I'd like to know that, as well.  I've found more than one over the years and still don't know what that is.  It has a circle like a darning foot on one end and a "bumped up" area on the other end that looks like a screw should fit into a hole there.

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Not positive on the make of machine, but this is almost certainly part of the latching mechanism which holds a head in the treadle table top.

Edit - confirm that it looks like the latch from a White Family Rotary.  Here are the latches in place on a couple White FR heads on my shelf.

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Aha!  That might explain the other strange part that I've found.  Didn't think to try them together.  Thanks, John! 

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 Here's the eBay listing that shows it.  Go to the third pic to see it:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WHITE-Family-Sewing-Machine-Attachments-BOX-w-parts-GRIEST-Very-Nice/174405178182?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I'm not sure if it's okay to post a pic from an eBay listing or not, so I'm providing the link to where it is.  And if anyone knows what the part is that is just down and to its left is, I'd like to know that, as well.  I've found more than one over the years and still don't know what that is.  It has a circle like a darning foot on one end and a "bumped up" area on the other end that looks like a screw should fit into a hole there.

Thanks, Ericka


For anyone who's interested in the other strange part that was in that eBay listing that I've also found in other piles that came to me, I've figured it out.  It's part of an embroidery stiletto that the screw has come off of and the part fell off the tool.  I found one with a patent date on it and was able to FINALLY figure out what this silly thing was.  Here's a pic from the patent document:
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It was Part B that I kept seeing and couldn't figure out what it was for.  Apparently, the screw comes loose and it falls off the tool.  Maybe this will help others trying to figure it out in the future. 

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Erika-

Oh I have a stiletto tool like that in my collection! I think mine is silver; may have come from my late MIL. Will have to get pics when I get home.

Naomi

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Ericka

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Well, Naomi, if you're missing the Part B to it, I've got it!  Along with a whole bunch of other people, it would seem, from all the ones I keep seeing on eBay, lol.

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Here are pics of my stiletto

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Ericka

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Oh, that's a beautiful one.  Whoever made it really went all out on quality, looks like.  What a nice thing to have handed down to you.

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Erika-

Yes, isn't it? Looks like I need to get my jewelry cloth after it. I also use it as a point turner if the point is not too small or the fabric too delicate.

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Oh, I don't know if I'd do too much cleanup on it.  I sometimes like a little patina on things like that.  If you get it too shiny, it just doesn't look right somehow [wink]

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Erika-

I agree. Not ALL the patina, of course. I love when an item tells it's history. Matter of fact, just picking it up to take the pics, I noticed the high spots shined up a little. And of course, once it goes back in the drawer, it will patina up again. I wonder if a search on the Trademark and Pat. would yield any interesting tidbits.....

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Oh, I thought I had put the patent # in my earlier post, but see now that I didn't.  Silly me, it's patent # 917295 and, who knows, you just might be able to come up with some instructions for it 😉

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Ericka-

And mine has the date...we shall see.

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