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Monday, July 20, 2009

Our "Newest" Machine


This is our newest hand crank machine, from the thrift shop, as usual. It is an odd one. I have never heard of this brand, which looks like Tim or Jim.


This is the name on the back of the machine where you can open it for oiling.


The tension mechanism is on the opposite side to most machines and the needle threads from left to right. It has the round bobbin, not the long one, so it can't be all that old.



Here is the crank end, also a bit unusual. The case has a curved wooden top that locks on, but I forgot to take a photo with the lid on. It looks a lot like the old singer cases but this one is quite a lot longer, partly due to the large area on the end for attachments.
Does anyone know anything about this kind of machine? It's in very good condition with the gold almost perfectly intact. It sews a beautiful stitch.

10 comments:

Myra said...

Wow! Interesting machine! Never heard of such. 8-)

I see you've been quite busy with Tibetan Robes. Looking great!

sparkle jars said...

What a beautiful machine...I learned on a similar machine with a hand crank. :-)This made my day.

Libby Fife said...

Lucky girl! It stitches well too so what a bonus:)

Lise said...

wow great treasure you have.. I have one but it's a old singers, it works too. but haven't used it...regarding the machine, maybe you can google it and see if it's a tim or jim and other info ...or check with the singer website... good luck...

Clare said...

It's a lovely machine and in good condition too.

I've Googled Jim and Tim and, apart from lists of sewing machine repairers of the same name, nothing. Perhaps you might have more luck using Google Canada?

Wanda said...

Not that I've really seen alot but I have to say...I've never seen a machine like this!! It is a beautiful find!

Meggie said...

I feel quite impertinent commenting on this post. I know nothing of the featured machine, other than I love it, & admire you for having it in your care.

Darcie said...

Oooh...quite handsome! The wood looks to be in terrific condition too! Is that handle on the crank made from marble?

Good find...again! ;-)

Debra said...

A hand crank machine sounds like a real challenge to operate. Do you crank it for awhile and then it goes for awhile or do you have to crank all the time? I can't imagine how you could sew with one hand cranking and the other guiding fabric. Clearly I am clueless here.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I have a great book on sewing machines at my antique shop. When I get back to work I will try to look this up for you but that will not be until next week so you may have gotten an answer by then.