Wednesday, August 24, 2011
1940's Singer 96K41.
This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to have scooped up this 1940 Singer industrial sewing machine. This hefty piece of steel will be my new go to for canvas and wool, as well as hopefully some leather goods. It chugged away like a locomotive as soon as I pressed on the treadle after powering it up. The owner said his Dad had owned it since at least the 50's and hemmed many a pants on it. They were cleaning house and just wanted it gone. Gladly! The folks at Leatherworker.net and Bob at Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines have been exceptionally kind in providing info and great deals on parts for setting it up to handle leather and Canvas. While not designed for leather it should be able to handle up to 10oz of leather. And using the Google machine I was able to find both parts manual, and instructions for this machine. Stay tuned for some fine looking goods made on this bad boy!
Here is the operating manual for the 96K10, 96K12, and 96k16. Which is the closest I could find online.