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Back-Clamping Singer 66 Machines

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Singer made the early 66 class machine with a back-clamping foot arrangement (as opposed to the side-clamping arrangement common elsewhere) that was not used on their other machines. Although it was superceded fairly quickly, the enormous quantity of these machines that were made, and the hard-wearing nature of all the early machines, mean that there are still many in circulation. So these are useful still.

I don't get many back-clamping attachments, and some types of feet have never been available for these machines. If you want to do quilting or machine embroidery on a vintage machine, I recommend you look for a 15 class machine....

MAR023 Repro manual for Back-clamp 66 Singer; £8.50
Original manuals here
Page rebuilt from the ground up, with a shovel and tweezers and a pair of fireproof trousers, February 10th 2015, and checked over 9th December 2018..

I have had a nice back-clamping Lotus treadle in stock, so I have tested all the rufflers...

(Note; Unlike most of my pages, I leave things on here, for reference and because they vary very little. I do keep the prices and "out of stock" notices absolutely up-to-date... (latest, 9th December 2018)

You will know if you have a Back Clamp machine if its ordinary foot looks like this:-
Back Clamp sewing machine foot

BC012a (left) 32601; £4.50
BC012d (right) 32559; £5

BC012b Foot attaching part with screws; £8.50

BC012c Both together; £12.50
(See left) BC012e Foot-attaching screw (the big one) on its own; £1.50

BC019 Zip/Piping Very rare; £20 (out of Stock)
Back Clamp Narrow Hemmer
BC004 Narrow Hemmer; £2.50

BC018 Zip/Piping - Home-made; £6

BC017 False Hemstitcher (with instructions); £20 (Out of Stock)

BC016 Slotted (shirring); £5 (Sorry, out of stock)

Another view of BC016
Back Clamp Ruffler foot
BC006 Intermediate Ruffler (5 + 1); £8

BC008 Oldest-style Ruffler, marked "Singer 66"; £10 (Out of Stock)

BC014 Later 5+ 1 Ruffler; £12 (Out of stock)
Back Clamp Adjustable Hemmer Foot
BC003 Adjustable Hemmer; £5.00
Back Clamp Binder Foot
BC009 Binder; £4
Back Clamp Quilt Foot
BC005 Quilt with guide bar; £7
Note - this is not a good substitute for modern walking feet, and you will have to adapt your machine to side-clamp if you are passionate about quilting (or, have another machine!
Back Clamp Tuck Marker
BC001 Later type Tuck Marker; £8

BC002 Oldest style Tuck Marker; £10 (Out of stock)

BC013 Intermediate Tuck Marker; £8

This is a typical Back-clamp set with card box, comprising seam guide and screw, binder, shirring plate, underbraider, ruffler, quilt foot, adjustable hemmer, tuckmarker, and narrow hemmer; Normally £45
( £54.50 worth...)
I make these up to order only, and the boxes may not be marked for 66 class machine. Real early boxes are black and tend to be Very Scruffy..
I can make up partial sets if you wish

FS114 Early treadle machines had an attaching foot and slot-in binders and hemmers like this, and little velvet-lined pockets in the centre drawer of the treadles to hold them; £15
If you need odd ones to make up your set, they are HERE
And, of course you can convert these to side-clamping if you wish - it's a simple job (tutorial HERE)

The kit (replacement bar, foot, and thumbscrew, with instructions) is £10
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Sewing Machines
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
Mobile (Business hours!) 07914 676182
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays