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Ericka

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I've spotted an unusual tin and I have no idea what brand of attachments would normally go in it.  There's no name stamped on the top and it's not your usual top-clamping type tin.  Here are some pics.  Sorry the quality's not great, but they're not my pics.
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Unidentified Tin 1.jpg  Unidentified Tin 2.jpg 

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winter1peters

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That looks very like my Singer tin, though mine is a Godzilla finish. I had to remove the mauve coloured paper liner as it was too mouldy, and replaced it with felt.  Mine has all the accessories. A0E9EAFF-E90C-4013-86B7-9D2CA7B3CF6A.jpeg 
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Ericka

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Thanks for the reply, but the Godzilla tin has different holders than the tin I'm trying to figure out.  If you take a look at the upper right of my tin, there are 2 moveable hold-downs that look sorta like a winged thumbscrew.  The Godzilla tin doesn't have any of those, so I'm sure they're different tins.  Nice job on the replacement of the moldy "felted paper" stuff that's in those Godzilla tins, though.  I'm trying to imagine putting felt around all of those hold-down pieces, lol.  The things we do to put some more life into some of these things!

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winter1peters

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Sorry it was no help.  To get the felt to fit, I literally pressed down over the clips which left an impression.  I then cut a small slit at those places.  It’s now on display in my husband’s library along with the first and best of my VSM (a Stoewer from the first decade of the 1900s)!
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winter1peters

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I know, but I’ve never stripped a machine down to the bare bones, as some have. I’m in awe.
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Ericka

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I know, but I’ve never stripped a machine down to the bare bones, as some have. I’m in awe.

Maybe it's because I really love the bizarre attachments that helped machines do different things, but I've always been happier cleaning up and repairing those attachments to keep them going for hopefully another 100 years than freeing up machines. 

I'm afraid I don't have the workspace or patience to strip a machine down to the bare bones.  What stripping and repairing I have done on machines (and cabinets/tables) has made me realize that I need a space that is dedicated strictly for doing just that and can be closed off from other household members, unless a second opinion is requested, lol!  As it is now, I end up either having to do a really quick job or I have to try and keep track of every nut and bolt so that it doesn't somehow disappear, along with my tools [wink]

I've almost had machines turn into parts machines because of not having a dedicated space, so I mostly stick to attachments these days.  And I'm sure that Stoewer is happy to have the refreshed Godzilla case to keep it company.  Keep it up!

Ericka


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