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wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer

frenchi

wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« on: October 29, 2020, 13:25:55 PM »
i have been using a 45k6 for car triming and door card stitching it goes through door card as easy as leather ,can someone point me in right direction to another make or model as this a very old machine and hard to find any help would be good just starting out in kent area

LeilaMay

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2020, 14:36:53 PM »
This would be an industrial machine I think? I'm not sure if anyone here has experience with machines of that kind.
Perhaps a specialist forum might help more, like this one I found with a quick google?
https://leatherworker.net/forum/topic/63320-treadle-singer-45k-133k-and-other/

Best wishes
Singers - 28K, 99K, 15K, 66K, 201K, 201K, 221K, 221K, 221k (white), 222K, Elna - Grasshopper, Bernina 730 Record, Grain chain-stitch machine, Guhl & Harbeck incomplete machine  named "Lyra"

Roger

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2020, 20:05:53 PM »
Ebay or Gumtree are good places to look, hone your searches for local area and collection only and there are some nice bargains to be had - if you see one thats further afield Shipley can sometimes be very helpful and efficient.

and check the current that it uses - my 95k has a 500w motor that has made it a complicated mistake really.  :facepalm:

Having said that there are some good and compact servo motors on ebay if you can only get the head or the motor looks dangerous.

good luck and please share your progress/hunt!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Mr Twingo

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2020, 09:37:14 AM »
there are some good and compact servo motors on ebay

The Jack motors are good quality and reasonably priced. For instance: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jack-Industrial-Sewing-Machine-Speed-Controllable-Motor-Will-Fit-Most-Machines/164092634362

I've just bought another to experiment with... :ninja:

Roger

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2020, 17:50:25 PM »
I've just bought another to experiment with... :ninja:

I like your style! (I wonder if I can slip one in somewhere....)
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Acorn

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2020, 17:56:25 PM »
@Roger I would have thought that if you just rearranged your machines nobody would be able to tell whether a new one or two had slipped in...  :devil:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Roger

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2020, 18:23:36 PM »
 :ninja: smuggle a new one in under cover of the other machines... I like it! maybe I will...
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Mr Twingo

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 22:23:36 PM »
:ninja: smuggle a new one in under cover of the other machines... I like it! maybe I will...

I've just bought a 95k40 in a cabinet, much like the one you wrote about way back in 2017 (https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?topic=1576). 10:30 tomorrow it will be loaded into my car, and driven to its new home.

Not quite sure how I'll sneak it past Mrs Twingo.  :facepalm:

Roger

Re: wanted or or a model the same 45k6 singer
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2020, 23:16:29 PM »
i have a soft spot for 95Ks they're cute... like a 99 but massive and heavy yet oddly stumpy, I hope you enjoy it, I think they're cracking good machines - but I need a motor for mine that uses home current without blowing the circuit...

I hope you'll show us and tell us all about it?
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132