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It was the invention of the four-stage feed that really made sewing machines practical. The feed-dog with its little teeth comes up into the feed slots from under the needle-plate at the start of the stitch; simultaneously making the foot grip the fabric to help the stitch form, and stopping the fabric from moving and thereby stressing the needle. After the loop of the stitch is formed and the needle is up again, the teeth move the fabric along, making the stitch the correct length and presenting the next place to the needle. Then the teeth disappear beneath the plate, move back to the first position, and rise again... Some early machines had a wheel with teeth, which will break the needle. The earliest machines of all mostly had the fabric moved by the operator - not conducive to an even stitch and quite tiring. These tended to have the fabric move across rather than front-to-back, too... Clever stuff!

All £3 unless otherwise indicated - with screw(s) if shown
I have added part numbers where I have them..

Page blown up with a bicycle pump until wondrously over-inflated, November 3rd 2014.. More than twice the previous size..
And a few extras, October 7th 2015...
And lots more, April 8th 2016 (I swear these are breeding, but at least they don't make a lot of noise)
And then, as it was snowing, I managed finally to catalogue about 120 more, March 3rd 2018.. I'm going off feed dogs

Singer Feed Dog
FD003 Singer; marked 98103; £3
Singer 201 Feed Dog
FD004 Singer 201; £4
45219
Singer Capri Feed Dog
FD006 Singer Capri; £3
Jones CS Feed Dog
FD007 Jones CS; £4
Arrow Feed Dog
FD008 Arrow; £3
Vesta VSIII Feed Dog
FD009 Vesta VSIII; £4
Federation Feed Dog
FD011 Federation; £4
Cresta Feed Dog
FD012 Cresta; £3
Harris OS Feed Dog
FD013 Harris OS; £4
Vesta TS Feed Dog
FD014 Vesta TS with spring; £5
Singer 478 Feed Dog
FD015 Singer 478
152386; £3
Superb TS (Singer 12 clone) Feed Dog
FD010 Superb TS (Singer 12 clone); £4
Singer 66 or 99 Feed Dog
FD018 Singer 66 or 99
32600; £3
Singer 15 Feed Dog
FD019 Singer 15
15279
FD019a As 019, New; £4
Singer 15 Feed Dog on carrier bar
FD020 Singer 15 on carrier bar; £4
16270

FD023 German TS with bits; £5
Singer 128/28/127/27 Type 1 Feed Dog
FD024 Singer 128/28/127/27 Type 1; £3
Singer 128/28/127/27 Type 2 Feed Dog
FD025 Singer 128/28/127/27 Type 2
8321; £3
Singer 237 Feed Dog
FD026 Singer 237
352072; £3
Jones M969 Feed Dog
FD027 Jones M969; £3
Novum 15 clone Feed Dog
FD029 Novum 15 clone; £3
Frister and Rossman 45 Feed Dog
FD030 Frister and Rossman 45; £3
FG Singer Feed Dog
FD031 FG Singer; £3
Jones 568 Feed Dog
FD032 Jones 568; £3
Brother 055 Feed Dog
FD033 Brother 055; £3
Singer; marked 52031; new Feed Dog
FD034 Singer; marked 52031; new; £3
Pfaff 208 Feed Dog
FD035 Pfaff 208; £4
Toyota 9400 Feed Dog
FD036 Toyota 9400; £4
Irish Brother Feed Dog
FD037 Irish Brother; £3
Toyota 800 Feed Dog
FD038 Toyota 800; £4
Viking 3010 Feed Dog
FD039 Viking 3010; £5

FD040 Simanco USA 208536, new; £4

FD042; £3

FD043, similar to Singer Capri; £3

FD044; £3

FD045; £3

FD046 Singer 507186; £3

FD047 BOCO 52031 Singer USA; £3

FD048 Singer 172027; £3

FD049 149144; £3

FD051 Pfaff A 47461; £3

FD052 Singer 155457/55457; £3

FD053 Simanco 45788; £3

FD054; £3

FD055 Set from Willcox and Gibbs Industrial, D280-40, D 70 23, 182017; £6

FD057 Late 15k (LH hook) 126261; £3

FD058 Frister and Rossmann E; £3

FD059 German TS; £5

FD060 Cosson; £3

FD061 Singer 210518; £3

FD062 Cresta with bits; £5

FD064 Industrial?; £3

FD065 Pfaff 31; £3

FD067 Mundlos; £3

FD068 Bernina 700; £5

FD069 Chapman; £3

FD070 New Home 696; £4

FD072 Jones 15 clone; £3

FD073 Necchi Lelia; £3

FD074 Singer 27; £3

FD076 Super Novum; £3

FD077 Singer 12 underbits and spring; £7.50

FD078 Frister and Rossmann TS; £5

FD079 Frister and Rossmann TS spring and bits; £7.50

FD080 Bernina 700 spring; £3

FD081 Chapman Pearl de Luxe; £3

FD082 New Home 622; £3

FD088 New Home 532; £3

FD084 German TS; £5

FD085 Empress Jones; £4

FD086 Frister and Rossmann 46; £3

FD087 Harris 2H (like Vesta); £7.50

FD089 Necchi Sewline; £3

FD090 Singer 8209; £3

FD091 Viking 18; £3

FD092 Singer 185; £3

FD093 Singer 449 44895; £3

FD094 Singer 5102; £3

FD095 Jones VX520; £3

FD096 Singer 5502; £3

FD097 Brother 15 clone; £3

FD098 Jones 438; £3

FD099 Compal Opus; £4

FD100 German TS underbits with spring; £5

FD101 Seamstress, w screws; £3

FD102 Simanco 17103; £3

FD103 "H"; £3

FD104; £3

FD105 Singer 12481; £3

FD106 New; £3

FD107 Tiny; £3

FD108; £3

FD109 GK/GG 35601; £3

FD111 4-needle Singer; £5

FD112 121481H; £3

FD114 32508; £3

FD115 Chinese; £3

FD116 small, w screws; £3

FD117; £3

FD118 Viking 6370 w screws; £4

FD119 32312; £3

FD120 Suisei A708; £3

FD121 Singer Merritt; £3

FD122 Riccar 8500S; £3

FD123; £3

FD124 Simanco 26603; £3

FD125 Small; £3

FD126 5ST 6; £4

FD127 Small VS; £2

FD128; £3

FD129 80114; £3

FD130 149031; £3

FD131 Single-sided; £3

FD132 Willcox and Gibbs industrial, marked "38"; £4

FD133 Narrow upright; £3

FD134 Suisei 20002; £3

FD135 Single-sided; £3

FD137 85394; £3

FD138 Helvetia with bits; £5

FD139 Wheeler and Wilson 9; £8

FD140 146573; £4

FD141 New Home Memorycraft 6000; £4

FD142 Green, Singer? 149*62; £3

FD143 Jones 562; £3

FD144 Vickers VS; £3

FD145 Industrial Simanco USA 6010; £3

FD146; £3

FD147 Industrial Simanco USA 6300 (I have lots); £3

FD148 Jones Medium CS; £4

FD149 Singer Samba 6211c; £3

FD150 Industrial "239"; £4

FD151 Industrial 236 x 2 UM x 2; £4

FD152 Industrial "16c"; £4

FD153 Simanco 19094; £4

FD154 Industrial "18b"; £4

FD155 Industrial 17c; £4

FD156 Naumann w bits; £5

FD165 Jones 581; £3

FD 157 to 163, Assorted TS types - lengths given.
All £5 each
FD157 70mm
FD158 70mm
FD159 75mm
FD160 76mm
FD161 75mm
FD162 77mm
FD163 92mm

FD157 to 163, same pieces in the same order, turned sideways...

FD166 New Home Combi Sewing side; £3

FD167 New Home Combi Overlock side; £4

FD169 HQ Classic 105; £5

FD170 Necchi 544; £3

FD172 Elna 6001; £3

FD174 HQ6440; £4

FD176 Frister Rossmann 404; £3

FD177 Crown Point 700FL; £3

FD178 Brother VX890; £3

FD179 Regency; £3

FD180 Simanco USA 5300; £3

FD181 Riccar Ruby (various models); £3

FD182 Singer 9614; £3

FD183 Singer Tempo 60; £3

FD184 Singer Magic 9; £3

FD185 Singer 103188; £3

FD186 Singer 259, 367, 368, etc; £3

FD187 Elna 7000; £4

FD188 Frister Rossmann Panda 5; £3

FD189 New Home SD2014; £3

FD190 Naumann TS, 73mm; £5

FD190 Again, from another angle

FD191 Pfaff 90 with screws; £4

FD192 Singer Merritt with screws; £3

FD193 Naumann VS with screw; £4

FD194 Husqvarna Viking 19E with screws; £3

FD195 145219, 45219; £3

FD196 Riccar R505 with screws; £3

FD197 UI; £3

FD198 Alfa Stitchline 80101; £3

FD199 Futura 1000 with screws; £3

FD200 127025; £3

FD201 Wimsew with screws; £3

FD202 Frister Rossmann Cub 7; £3

FD204 Singer 706 with screws; £3

FD205 BK115; £3

FD206 New Home 535 with screws; £3

FD207 Pfaff 26271; £3

FD208 Simanco 44136; £3

FD209 Marked "2"; £3

FD210 Singer 541647; £3

FD211 Simanco 80113; £3

FD212; £3

FD213; £3

FD214 Simanco 210516; £3

FD215 12372; £3

FD217 Usha with screws; £3

FD218 Simanco SK 30614; £3

FD219; £3

FD220 Marked "19"; £3

FD221 20304; £3

FD222; £3

FD223 48253; £3

FD224 Simanco USA 210767; £3

FD226 Singer 149304; £3

FD227 Simanco USA 1579; £3

FD228 Pfaff 26883; £3

FD229 282282; £3

FD230 Simanco 82956; £3

FD231 149159; £3

FD232 Simanco 810021; £3

FD233 Husqvarna Viking425 with underparts; £6

FD234 Simanco USA 7269; £3

FD235 16894; £3

FD236 Simanco 97625, 87825, 98402, SK22926, all appear identical; £3

FD237 From VS machine; £3

FD238 From VS machine, marked "537"; £3

FD239 Simanco SK 4832; £3

FD240 240088; £3

FD242 From VS machine, marked "26"; £3

FD243 Singer 30171 Big!; £5

FD243 from the other angle

FD244 Singer 264510; £3

FD245 Singer GB 91607; £3

FD246 Simanco 15226; £3

FD247 64103; £3

FD248 From VS machine, marked "H34"; £3

FD249 Tiny, few teeth; £3

FD251 240147 From a walking needle machine, new; £4

FD253 Simanco USA 18834, biggest of the lot!; £5

FD254 16650; £3

FD256 Pfaff 91-026883-05, new; £3

FD257 Simanco 2506; £3

FD258 Singer 149481; £3

FD259 Simanco USA 65076; £3

FD262 Simanco USA 240112; £3

FD263 Long and thin; £3

FD264 Singer Harmonie 300; £3

FD265; £3

FD266 Simanco 50115; £3

FD267 Tiny; £3

FD268; £3

FD269 12481K; £3

FD270 Simanco 204620; £3

FD271 VS type, marked "P"; £3

FD272 Chunky; £4

FD273 49370; £3

FD276 61350; £3

FD277 Big wheels!; £5 each

FD278 BOCO 20009 USA; £3

FD279 VS type, marked "D"; £3

FD280 Simanco 85685; £3

FD281 52034; £3

FD282 Simanco SK30936; £3

FD283 Simanco variously numbered 42262, 42152, V37705; £3

FD284 Simanco USA 33840; £3

FD285 Tiny, possibly from a toy; £3

FD286 Small, from a shuttle machine, with screw; £3

FD287 VS; £3

FD288 26095; £3

FD289 Tiny, possibly from a toy; £3

FD291; £3

FD292 Davis "Vibra" and others; £3

FD293 Govenor "C"; £3

FD294 Simanco SK 30935; £3

FD295 Narrow VS; £3

From the top..
FD296 Vesta TS, 80mm; £5
FD297 Pfaff B with cover slide, 72mm; £6
FD298 Frister Rossmann, 80mm; £5
FD299 Simplex (copy of a Singer 12) with bits, 72mm; £6

As left, side views

FD300 8213; £3

FD301 80114; £3
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, please!) 07914 676182
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
helen@raindropkites.co.uk
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays