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Scarce commodities, folks... However, I have completely revised the box, mended, rebuilt, reworked, rejigged and serviced all the lurkers...

The only source for these is now from breaking machines, and I try not to do too much of that. Some are really quite poor (note that what you see is the item you will get) but all will have been inspected and pretty much all taken apart, serviced, lubricated and cleaned. I always try to be honest about condition, and I don't sell non-working parts
I don't list Reproduction cranks as Genuine Singer - note below.. The Chinese ones are very poor
All Repros reduced, as I really dislike them.. They will suffice, if you must
Please note that all of these are heavy, and postage to the US will need to be Tracked and Signed for - currently a minimum of £18..
I'm happy to send anywhere, of course..
Parts; please ask or look at the bottom of the page...
All Singer cranks come with a fixing screw. Others only if shown.

Page updated yet again on 10th June 2017, after a merry Saturday with much steel wool, rags, swearing, and screwdrivers all over the bench, and having made all my fingers and everyone else's filthy... Again... And, by gum, these are getting hard to find in good condition.. If you have any to spare I will buy them..
NOTE - Singer cranks are now at the TOP of the page.. Followed by repro-fits-Singer
Then Other Makes
Then Unidentified Twirling Objects
Then Parts at the bottom...

All cranks have now been serviced, greased, and finger-fettled if required with a new bit of leather

New Page - How to Service a Crank Click Here


HC241 I don't often get these "hanging" cranks, suddenly, I have two! This one is the better of the two, but both work just fine
If you have a machine with no "crank boss" on the pillar, this is what you need...
These attach by replacing the belt guard, clamping around the top of the machine above the pillar.. Easy to fit
£100

HC241 Another view

HC241 Again.. Nice decals...

HC242 Not so pretty, but works fine; £85

HC242 Detail of the rather scruffy decals

HC242 Again...

HC248 Early Singer with "Olives" decals, very good; £40

HC248 Detail

HC249 Early Singer with "Olives" decals, good; £37.50

HC249 Detail

HC244 Singer black, later machines; £35

HC245 Another, very similar; £35

HC250 Singer, black, early type; £35

HC247 Singer brown, may have been painted, although genuine; £30

HC238 Earlier type Singer with good wooden handle, serviced, good; £35

HC236 Later type black Singer, good; £35

HC237 Nice "Olive" decalled Singer from a shuttle machine, good, serviced; £40

HC237 Another glimpse...

HC205 Singer black, later type, good; £35

HC231 Singer black, good; £35

HC206 Singer with decals, good; £35

HC240 Singer later type, all black, very good; £35

HC226 Singer with good decals, from shuttle machine; £40

HC230 Singer with odd grey colour and handle, but a good fit for the 15 class I removed it from (that machine has gone into a treadle...). Serviced...; £35

HC211 Singer from shuttle machine, pretty decals but slightly unspecial handle, good; £35

HC207 Brown Singer; £35

HC258 Black Singer; £35

Repro Singer

- I have seen the newer Chinese ones - these are not as good as originals, but still better than those
All Repros reduced, as I really dislike them.. They will suffice, if you must

HC208 Weird Singer-compatible with a plastic arm and gears.. Works, but...; £20 Reduced Price; £15

HC252 Oh, dear, they have been breeding. Like HC208 As new, but also with plastic insides...Reduced Price; £15

HC212 Singer repro; £25 Reduced Price; £15

HC141 Singer repro, later machines, rattles a bit, plastic handle; £25
Reduced Price; £15

HC154 Singer repro, usable; £20
Reduced Price; £10

HC153 Singer repro, usable; £20
Reduced Price; £10

HC152 Singer repro, usable; £20
Reduced Price; £12

Other Makes


HC254 Pfaff "B" TS, good; £30

HC254 Another Angle

HC243 German TS from UI machine with stars on the bed, very pretty; £30

HC221 Naumann, fits TS and VS machines; £35

HC228 Bradbury Family, VG; £35

HC214 Simplex TS (machine had cherubs), good, 37 mm centres on bracket; £30

HC215 Governor "C" (Davis or Eldredge), good, 28mm centres; £30

HC216 Davis Vibra, 95 mm centres; £30

HC216 Another angle

HC210 Jones CS, good; £30

HC173 Jones CS (later); £30

HC150 Vickers VS, very good; £30

HC177 Jones CS (early); £30

HC020 Hexagon, good, fits 28/128 Singer; £30
Vickers Hand Crank
HC005 Vickers; £20

HC159; Jones D53 (pin drive into solid wheel type), good; £30

HC115 UI, with welding, only passable but funny; £25

HC061 Vesta big wheel; £30

HC070 Mundlos; £25

HC082 Unidentified, probably from TS machine; £25

HC002 German, heavy, poor; £20

HC195 Unidentified TS model (screw holes 3 inches apart...) £30
Harris OS Hand Crank
HC013 Harris OS; £20

HC185 Incomplete and Unidentified £15

HC185 Another view

HC186 Incomplete and Unidentified £15

HC186 Another view

Parts


HC117 (left (SOLD)) and HC116 (right). These are "Add-on Plates" - cast lumps designed to make it possible to add a crank to a machine without the requisite lump in the casting - that is, machines that were never designed to be anything but treadles. The machine casting requires drilling and tapping, and then the add-on plate acts as a locating device.. Not for the faint-hearted, and please don't do this unless you must; on your own head, and all that; £7.50 each

Same from the back, plus the undrilled one below

HC117a, undrilled; £7

And then there's this - HC118 Add-on Plate with lumpy ideas, undrilled.. You tell me; £5

HC174 Add-on plate with long screw; £6

HC101 Singer Blanking Plate - these are to cover up the bit where the crank or motor might go, on your treadle... With fixing screw; £5

HC122 Assorted Fingers - £1.50 nude; £2 with leather bit or a pin; £2.50 with both..
This is the bit that meets the wheel..
Also HC123 (not shown) leather pieces to make your fingers quieter, nicely cut and punched for sewing onto your own machine, with a length of suitable strong thread; £1.50. Black, or any colour you like...

HC136 Leg from UI TS machine, screws spaced at 60mm centres; £4
Singer Hand Crank Handle
HC045 Singer Handle with replaced bolt - works but not elegant; £5
Hand Crank Handle
HC062 From 12 class clone; £5

HC133 Handle with unthreaded bolt, wood, 60mm, good; £6.50

HC104 Original Singer handle, reglued; £4.50

HC106 Unused Singer handle, beech wood, with bolt bits; Sold Out, sorry
NOTE these are bolts designed to be bashed into place like a rivet.. I can supply a threaded bolt if required but you may have to file out the hole..
We offer a re-handling service from £15 for a nicely turned wooden replacement handle with inner sleeve, threaded bolt and tapping-out your cranky crank. You have to post your handle to us, and ring to check first, please
01508 548137

HC119 Crank bar and handle; £7.50

HC120 Singer 94031 crank bar, good; £3.50

HC131 Crank bar 107mm; £4.50

HC132 Crank bar, German? Scruffy chrome, 107mm; £3

HC129 (top), 105mm, and HC129a (below) 97mm, crank bars, unused; £3.50 each

HC130 Crank bar and handle, 100mm; £7.50

HC193 Big gear and arm (Regina); £8.50

HC094 Jones CS and similar Handle and Gear; £8.50

HC048 Singer Big Gear; £5

HC110 German FR clone; £4

HC111 Gear and crank, UI; £3.50

HC195a Back plate and leg, Regina TS; £8

HC188 Backplate and leg (from bed-attaching crank), Singer 12k (different decals from HC187); £18.50

HC058 Backplate from Singer 12; £6

HC137 Backplate and leg, not Singer; £5
Vesta Hand Crank Back Plate
HC055 Vesta Back Plate; £8.50

HC222 Back and leg, late Singer; £15

HC239 Singer crank arm with handle and pin, good (later machines); £12.50
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate and Finger
HC063 Singer Back Plate and Finger; £5
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate
HC046 Singer Back Plate; £3

HC112 Back plate from Jones CS; £3.50

HC138 Back plate; £3

HC108 Back plate and leg from German FR clone TS; £6

HC197 Gear cover, Regina; £6

HC191 Gear cover; £5
 Singer Hand Crank Gear Cover Rings
HC042 Black Singer Gear Cover Rings; £3 each
Not shown, HC042a Brown similar; £3

HC109 Gear cover from German FR clone TS; £2
Vesta  Hand Crank Gear Cover Ring
HC052 Vesta Hand Crank Gear Cover Ring, poor; £2.50

HC057 Gear cover from Singer 12; £5

HC091 Jones Gear Cover; £1.50

HC095 Jones CS Gear Cover; £2

HC194 Assorted centre bolts, pins, etc; £1-2

HC192 Centre bolt with nut, marked "657"; £2
Centre Bolt for Singer Hand Crank
HC063a Centre Bolt for Singer Hand Crank; £2
Not shown, but very like; HC179 bolt from small gear, Singer; £2

HC093 Jones CS (fits Empress, square Jones) Centre Bolt; £1.50
Singer Hand Crank or Motor Fixing Screws
HC049 Singer Hand Crank/ Motor Fixing Screws - plain; £1 each, with hex head; £1.50 each
Other machine types available

HC128a Finger spring as HC128 below, 25mm, unused; £1

HC143 Screws to attach the leg bit, Singer; £1 pair

HC184 Finger and gear, no end, Singer?; £2.50

HC183 Finger and gear; £3.50

HC180 Finger and gear; £3.50

HC181 Finger and gear; £3.50

HC255 Singer Finger and gear, with bolt; £4.50

HC089 Jones CS Finger and Gear; £3.50
Vesta Hand Crank Gear and Finger
HC054 Vesta Gear and Finger; £4

HC127 Small gear, 50mm; £2.50

HC128 Small gear and finger, grey, 75mm; £2.50

HC126a Small gear as HC126; £2.50

HC126 Small gear and finger, 75mm, with small end to fit hole; £4

HC125a Small gear as HC125; £2.50

HC125 Small gear and finger, 70mm; £3.50

HC059 Gear and Finger from Singer 12; £6.50

HC107 German FR clone with bolts; £3.50
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Sewing Machines
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
helen@raindropkites.co.uk
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays