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Hello group,

  I'm buying four new old/dead stock Singer 18u322 machines.  ISMAC has these as mostly used to make shoe vamps and uppers.  18 class is left feed supposedly making it easier to make shoes and 17 class is right feed.  There are a couple videos on youtube of folks using these to make wallets and such.  This is a cylinder arm machine taking originally a 16x2 leather needle.  Long beak shuttle and bobbin same as Singer IF class.  Until now there is a similar clone called the Seiko TE-6 and Consew TE-6 still made and sold. The Singer 18u322 made in Japan is a badged machine almost certainly a Seiko.  In the videos it appears many are using pretty decent sized thread on them and many are treadle operated.  Some pictures of one of the four machines being purchased.  Very similar to a patcher in some ways except single direction instead of universal feed like a model 29 has.  It appears to be really smooth and some are putting stuff on the wheel to keep it from marring leather.  The one picture it is sitting on a rusted shelf so it is the shelf not the machine or it's cylinder arm with any rust on it.  

Singer18u322FactoryTag.jpg  Singer18u322FactoryTestSew.jpg  Best regards, Mike

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