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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.. (Australia and NZ, £18.50)
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 28th July 2017 (and again on 24th October, and pretty much every week since), 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

HC292 Singer with fragile decals, "Filigree" type; £40

HC292 Detail

HC267 Singer black; £35

HC272 Singer, scruffy but works nicely; £32

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

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

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
Also, another HC274, very like with a grey handle. These are the best of the "repro" cranks

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

HC251 Singer repro; £20
Reduced Price; £15

Other Makes

HC278 Wheeler and Wilson D9; good; £50

HC278 Detail

HC284 Vickers; £30
Harris OS Hand Crank
HC013 Harris OS; £20

HC275 Frister and Rossmann TS with fixings, very pretty; £35

HC275 Detail.. Lovely decals

HC149 Jones CS; £30

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

HC169 Vickers, good; £30

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

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

HC209 Frister and Rossmann VS, very pretty; £35

HC209 Again

HC150 Vickers VS, very good; £30

HC177 Jones CS (early); £30
Vickers Hand Crank
HC005 Vickers; £20

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

HC276 Serious bit of kit, UI; £25

HC276 Detail. Centres of fixing points at 75mm

HC082 Unidentified, probably from TS machine; £25

HC002 German, heavy, poor; £20

HC186 Incomplete and Unidentified £15

HC186 Another view


HC117 (left (SOLD), but I have undrilled ones, and can drill for you); £4 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
HC117b, extender plates, so you can use a later crank on an earlier machine, so keyed both sides; £4

Same from the back, plus the undrilled one below

HC117a, undrilled; £4

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

HC203, a big one; £7.50

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; £2. Black, or any colour you like... Add 50p for another piece of leather and another piece of thread, then you can mend two!

HC136 Leg from UI TS machine, screws spaced at 60mm centres; £4

HC104 Original Singer handle, reglued; £4.50

HC130 Crank bar and handle, 100mm; £7.50

HC285 Handle and arm, from a TS machine, 107mm; £6.50
Hand Crank Handle
HC062 From 12 class clone; £5

HC202 Chunky wooden handle; £3

HC288 Plastic handle with bolt, quite nasty; £2

HC287 Black plastic, 48mm; £3

HC193 Big gear and arm (Regina); £8.50

HC048 Singer Big Gear; £5

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

HC058 Backplate from Singer 12; £6
Vesta Hand Crank Back Plate
HC055 Vesta Back Plate; £8.50

HC222 Back and leg, late Singer; £15
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate and Finger
HC063 Singer Back Plate and Finger; £5
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate
HC046 Singer Back Plate, plain black 94002; £3
Not shown, HC046b, later, 94050, also £3
HC046c Marked "4"; £3

HC046a With Decals; £5

HC138 Back plate; £3

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

HC112 Back plate from Jones CS; £3.50

HC197 Gear cover, Regina; £6

HC191 Gear cover; £5
 Singer Hand Crank Gear Cover Rings
HC042 Black Singer Gear Cover Rings, solid from early cranks; £3 each
Very similar, but hollow, HC042b, also; £3
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 (Sorry, sold out)
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
Mobile (busness hours, please!) 07914 676182
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays