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I am unlikely to get many more of these. The only source is now from breaking machines, and I don't do much of that. If your machine has all the parts, please attempt to adjust before you replace..
Springs are particularly hard-to-get. These have a take-up spring unless it says otherwise. Treat yours with respect, they don't make all of them now...
In no particular order....

Page dressed-down soundly and had its horrible bits excised, 13th October 2015

Take-Up Springs

Take-up springs: I can't identify all these, but if I name it, I'm pretty sure..
Vesta Tension Unit Spring
TU039 Vesta spring; £10

TU145a; £6.50

TU113 Spring; £7.50

TU114 Spring; £7.50

TU115 Spring; £7.50

TU116 Spring; £7.50

TU117 Singer 66/99k Spring (new); £7.50
Also some good used ones at £6

TU118 Singer 221/222/201 Spring, new; £10
TU118a Used; £8
Not shown: TU119a Singer 15k, new; £7.50
Used £6

TU128 Biesholt and Locke; £5

TU145 Bernina 217; £10

TU378; £6

TU241 Singer 27/28/127/128 New; £10
Note - these machines will work without a take-up spring. I don't know why...
And some Used at £7.50

TU260 Similar to TU241 but reversed..; £7.50

TU261 Similar to TU117, reversed; £7.50

TU316; £7.50

TU317; £7.50

TU318 Viking; £7.50

TU319 50007; £7.50

TU321; £7.50

TU322 Riccar2400; £7.50

TU323 Frister Rossmann Euro 10; £7.50

TU324 27703; £7.50

TU325; £7.50

TU377 Singer industrial; £6

TU229 Singer 5502 Take-up unit; £3.50

TU379 Spindle with good tension spring; £10

TU346 Bernina 730 assembly; £10

Upper Thread Tension Units

Singer 15 Tension Unit
TU019 Singer 15; £5

TU143 Grey, possibly Singer or Jones, new; £7.50

TU021 Small (early) Singer 99; £6

TU135 Late Singer 15; £6

TU122 Jones CS; £5
Cresta Tension Unit
TU020 Cresta; £8

TU083 Irish Brother; £6
Singer 27/127/28/128 Tension Unit
TU007 Singer 27/127/28/128; £8.50
(TU006, without spring; £5)

TU082 Toyota 800; £6
Harris OS Tension Unit
TU036 Harris OS; £5

TU049 Hamfa; £6

TU053 Vesta top plate with tension and fixing screw; £5

TU165 Bernina 700 top with tension unit; £15

TU165 from the other side

TU131 Singer 413; £7.50

TU133 Singer Capri; £8.50

TU349 Vickers VS; £6

TU140 Bernina; £15

TU150 Cresta; £6

TU156 Mundlos; £7.50


TU348 Jones 1681, no spring; £5

TU166 Necchi Lelia 513 with tension lift; £7.50

TU353 Industrial; £4

TU205 Chapman Pearl De Luxe; £6

TU167 Super Novum, no spring; £5

TU267 Singer 275; £6

TU204 Brother; £6

TU207 Singer 327; £6

TU326 Home Dream, with bits; £8

TU169 New Home?; £5

TU225 Singer 300 series; £8

TU226 Singer 337; £6

TU234 Singer 201; £10.00 (These are getting hard to find.. I do have a lot of individual parts for these, please ask...)

TU236 Jones Empress; £7.50

TU244 Willcox and Gibbs Industrial; £8

TU245 Green Singer 285k; £7

TU246 Bernina Nova, new; £10

TU247 Possibly Willcox and Gibbs; £8

TU010a Singer 99 complete with barrel and set-screw; £6

TU253 from modern Chinese-made machine; £7.50

TU010 Singer 66 and later 99s, all better than the image, tension unit only; £5

TU147 Singer Starlet; £10

TU344 Singer 338; £7.50

TU275 Harris No3 Leaf tension with screw; £5

TU125 Late Singer 128; £7

TU347 New Home 676; £7

TU269 Jones 365; £6

TU332; £6

TU277 New Home Memorycraft 6000 with lots of bits; £10

TU280 Toyota EX490; £8

TU017 Frister and Rossmann "E"; £6 (the one I have is a little less pretty than this but has a good spring)

TU004 Vickers, poor; £4

TU336 E and R Classic, good; £10

TU335 Jones 562, good; £7

TU337 Singer 327, good; £7

TU274 Willcox and Gibbs Industrial; £10

TU266 Singer 427 and 449; £6
Jones Auto HS Tension Unit
TU029 Jones Auto HS; £6

TU265 Singer 507; £6

Complete Face Plates with Tension Units


TU334 Helvetia; £12.50 (Reserved)

TU333 Wheeler and Wilson 9; £20
Singer 15 Face Plate with Tension Unit
TU031 Blackside (wartime) Singer 15; £10
Black-side parts are quite common; in the years after the Second World war, chrome and nickel for plating were in very short supply, so black parts were made..
Some machines have an odd mix of parts, as the factories never wasted what was in the "bins"

TU026 Singer 15; £10

TU033 Vesta TS, very good; £15

TU155 Vesta; £10

TU198 German TS; £12

TU199 Harris 2H, with bits; £20

TU286 Old Singer 15, very thick; £10

TU285 Jones VX520; £10

TU284 Harris 15 clone; £10

TU329 Early Singer 15, very pretty and hugely solid; £12.50

TU282 Viking 6370; £10

TU281 Plain Singer 15, filthy but sound; £8

Bobbin Winding Tensioners


TU355; £1.50

TU357 Pfaff 208; £2

TU358 Frister and Rossmann 45; £1.50

TU359 Toyota EX490; £1.50

TU360 Cresta Auto-stitch; £1.50

TU362 Seamstress; £2

TU363 Riccar 8500s; £2

TU364 Helvetia; £2

TU160 Jones 15 clone

TU168 Bernina 700; £2

TU061 Cresta; £2

TU062 Hamfa; £2

TU064 Singer Capri; £3

TU065 Frister and Rossman TS; £3

TU088 Irish Brother; £2

TU160 Jones 15 clone; £1

TU084 Alfa; £2

TU073 Singer 201 and late 15; £2.50

TU086 Viking 3010; £2

TU215 Necchi Sewline; £1

TU221 Singer 449; £2.50

TU315; £2

TU069 Toyota; £2

TU071 Singer 522; £2

TU066 Frister and Rossman E; £3

TU068; £2
Harris Bobbin Winding Tension Unit
TU015 Harris; £3
Comtesse Bobbin Winding Tension Unit
TU038 Comtesse; £3

TU054 Jones M969; £2

TU093 Brother 888; £2

TU314; £2

TU055 Jones Auto HS; £2

TU059 Blue Jones HS; £2

TU057 Jones 942 (also for Jones 692); £2

TU202 Harris belt guard with BW tensioner; £6

TU153 Pfaff belt guard with BW tension; £5

TU058 Pinnock; £2

TU102 Singer 329k and other 3-series Singers; £2

TU044 Frister and Rossman Beaver 2; £3

TU045 Arrow; £2

TU100; £2

TU330 Singer 427; £2

TU129 Biesholt and Locke; £3.50

TU146 Singer, new; £1

TU338 Singer 9008; £1.50

TU242 Winfield 27 (Janome); £1.50

TU237 New Home 532; £1.50

TU151 Cresta; £1.50

TU144; £1

TU157 Chapman; £1.50

TU161 TS; £2

TU164 Consort; £1

TU168 Bernina 700; £2

TU147a Compal Opus; £1.50

TU185 319717; £1.50

TU211 German TS; £3

TU254; £1

TU214 Jones CBD; £1.50

TU231 Viking 18 £1.50

TU232 Singer 5102 £2.50

TU341 Frister and Rossmann Cub 4; £2.50

TU340 New Home 677; £2.50

Oddities


TU328 Perhaps industrial, definitely tension units, on 220mm long hexagonal bars, new; £7.50 each

Odd Parts


TU110 Old Style Singer Tension Discs 2102; £1 each

TU099 Later Singer tension discs; £1 pr, 75p odd ones

TU180 Disc pair 3/4"; £2

TU188 Disc pair, flat, 5/8"; £2

TU243 Pair of discs 3/4 inch; £2

TU192 Back plate and discs Frister and Rossmann; £2.50

TU305 With hole, 1 pair; £2

TU306 With notch, 7/8"; £1 each (5)

TU310 With notch, marked Simanco 202402; £2 (1)

TU376 Plastic gear from spindle (see TU178 below); £1

TU374 Singer 400 lock nut; £1

TU367; £1 pair

TU368; £1.50 pair

TU369 notched; 50p (1 only)

TU370 Flat washer from the middle of a later Singer tension unit; 50p

TU110b Non-Singer; £1 pair, 75p each

TU289 Nesting discs; £2 pair

TU303 Willcox and Gibbs oddments; £10

TU373 Seamstress oddments; £3

TU138 Plastic number dials, Singer, colours as shown £2 each

TU138a Metal number dials, Singer, as shown £2 each

TU137 Plastic plus/minus washers, Singer, cream only £2 each

TU137a Metal plus/minus washers, Singer; Light green, black, and brown only; £2 each

TU240 Washer with spike, later Singers; £2.50

TU256 Washer; £1

TU257 Disc with ear, flat; £1

TU258 Flat washer; £1

TU146a Washer 13/16"; £1

TU301 Flat; £2.50

TU302 with pip at 90 degrees; £2.50

TU308 About 1 inch; £1

TU299 Dished with bar; £2.50 each

TU300 Assorted tiny washers- with bars £1 each; plain 25p

TU196 Frister Rossmann; £1

TU309 Interlocking plastic; £1 pair

TU312, with bumps; £1

TU181 Washer, 1 inch; £1

TU313 With bar; £1

TU182 Singer 032572 washer; £1.50

TU148 Back plate, new; £1

TU141 Back plate; £1

TU190 Backplate with bar; £1

TU191 Frister Rossmann; £1

TU183 Singer 27/28 Tension lifters 8237; £1

TU184 Singer 015150; £1

TU262 Back plate; £1

TU104 Back plate 17222; £1

TU187 Singer 54510 27/28

TU194 Frister Rossmann; £1

TU375; £1

TU287 Singer 302403 + 244501; £1.50 each

TU304 08245; £1 each

TU307; £1

TU339 Dial, possibly Frister Rossmann; £3

TU365 Metal; £2.50

TU172 Dial; £1.50

TU366 Seamstress, with fixing screw; £3

TU105 Lift pins - these run through the centre of the tension unit and cause the discs to separate, thus releasing the tension, when the presser foot is raised; 50p
Or makeable with a thin nail..

TU136 Bernina beehive spring, new; £1.50

TU195 Spring (Frister Rossmann?); £1

TU106 Singer and almost everybody else's "Beehive" compression springs; £1 each

TU259 Spring; £1

TU288 Assorted small springs 50p

TU142 knurled nut, possibly Singer; £1

TU171 Singer knurled nut; 50p

TU179 Attaching screws for Singer 27/28/127/128 backplates; 50p

TU189 Knurled nut, late Singer and others; £1.50

TU238 Late Singer 99k knurled nut; £1

TU290 Nuts; £1 each

TU186 Singer 15 seating barrel; £1.50 With spindle; £2.50

TU291 Matches TU292; £1.50 both together; £2.50

TU293 Matches TU292; £1.50 both together; £2.50

TU296 Plastic; £1.50

TU297; £1

TU298; £1

TU264 Sundry bits including spring, probably Singer 99; £5

TU295 Chapman; £3.50

TU342 From Arrow 15 class machine; £3

TU255 Spindle with nut; £2.50

TU239 Late Singer 99 barrel and spindle; £2.50
TU239a Barrel only; £1.50

TU292 Fits TU291; £1.50
both together; £2.50

TU294 Fits TU293; £1.50
both together; £2.50

TU175 Narrow Singer 99 spindle; £1.50

TU174 Spindle, Jones CS; £1.50

TU170 Spindle for Singer 66, 99, 15, 28, 27, 128, 127 etc.; £1.50

TU178 Singer spindle, with gear; £2

TU177 Possibly Singer; £1.50

TU176 Singer 201 spindle; £1.50
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