Letting go of Some Rare Machines

July 14, 2015

Letting go of Some Rare Machines



It's time for a little shop cleaning and I appear to have horded a few too many of my favorite machines over the years.  Lucky for someone though, since it's hard to find Singer 29K Long arm patchers in good shape, let alone find them at all.

The 29K machines were manufactured in Kilbowie Scotland hence the "K" designation and were produced in long and short arm variations, the latter being more common.  Latter versions were manufactured in Japan and have  a "U" designation.

These machines will allow you to sew in the most awkward of places such as the inside of boots and shoes, but you can also rotate your sewing direction 360 degrees on the fly. The long arm allows you to get even deeper in to spots and is the more versatile of the patchers.

Patchers were and still are commonly found in Shoemakers / shore repair shops for their ability to get into difficult spots.  They are also designed to sew leather and thicker fabrics.

First off is a Singer 29K60 Long arm patcher with a more modern treadle base.  It's missing the belt, I never used the treadle as I like the control of hand use.

This machine is one of the best condition machines I have come across with very little slop in it, the singer emblems are a bit faded but are there, and it is finished in it's original gloss black paint.


Looking for $600CDN

The Second Machine is also a 29K long arm, although sligthly newer with the designation 29K72.   This one is is just the head, although they bolt nicely to a bench and take up less floorspace that way.  It has a crinkle paint paint finish which is in excellent condition.  This machine is also fully operational and runs nicely.

Looking for $500CDN.


Shoot me an email if you're interested.

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