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I am unlikely to get many of these. The only source 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 mostly cleaned. If you want an immaculate machine it's easier to buy a good one than restore an indifferent specimen..
I don't list Reproduction cranks as Genuine Singer - note below.. The Chinese ones are very poor
Please note that all of these are heavy, and postage to the US will be up to the same amount again..
I also have one or two broken Singer and Jones ones, and a German TS one for 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 again on 5th April 2016, with yet more muttering, 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


HC167 "Hanging" crank for Singer Improved Family with "Painted Daisies" decals and round-bobbin winder built-in..
In very good condition for its age; £120
This is designed to fit Singer machines without a "handcrank boss" on the pillar.. I don't get these very often

HC167 Another angle
Note - this weighs well over a kilogramme, so postage will be expensive to anywhere..

HC167 Again...

HC167 Decal detail

HC211 Singer from shuttle machine, pretty decals but slightly unspecial handle, good; £35

HC207 Brown Singer; £35

HC208 Weird Singer-compatible with a plastic arm.. Works, but...; £20

HC212 Singer repro; £25

HC154 Singer repro, usable; £20

HC153 Singer repro, usable; £20

HC152 Singer repro, usable; £20

HC141 Singer repro, later machines, rattles a bit, plastic handle; £25

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

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

HC216 Davis Vibra, 95 mm centres; £30

HC216 Another angle

HC210 Jones CS, good; £30

HC173 Jones CS (later); £30

HC177 Jones CS (early); £30

HC178 Jones CS (early); £30

HC020 Hexagon, good, fits 28/128 Singer; £30
Vickers Hand Crank
HC005 Vickers; £20

HC159; Jones D53 (pin drive into solid wheel type), good; £30

HC150 Vickers VS, very good; £30

HC061 Vesta big wheel; £30

HC070 Mundlos; £25

HC082 Unidentified, probably from TS machine; £25

HC002 German, heavy, poor; £20

HC115 UI, with welding, only passable but funny; £25
Harris OS Hand Crank
HC013 Harris OS; £20

HC195 Unidentified TS model (screw holes 3 inches apart...) £30

HC185 Incomplete and Unidentified £15

HC185 Another view

HC186 Incomplete and Unidentified £15

HC186 Another view

Parts


HC117 (left (SOLD)) 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 each

Same from the back, plus the undrilled one below

HC117a, undrilled; £7

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

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; £1.50. Black, or any colour you like...

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

HC090 Bakelite handle (probably Jones) with bolt; £6.50
Singer Hand Crank Handle
HC045 Singer Handle with replaced bolt - works but not elegant; £5
Hand Crank Handle
HC062 From 12 class clone; £5

HC133 Handle with unthreaded bolt, wood, 60mm, good; £6.50

HC104 Original Singer handle, reglued; £4.50

HC106 Unused Singer handle, beech wood, with bolt bits; £7.50
NOTE these are bolts designed to be bashed into place like a rivet.. I can supply a threaded bolt if required but you may have to file out the hole..
We also offer a re-handling service from £15 for a nicely turned wooden replacement handle with inner sleeve, threaded bolt and tapping-out your cranky crank. You have to post your handle to us, and ring to check first, please
01508 548137

HC198 Good china handle with arm and fixing pin; £10

HC190 (Wobbly) handle and good bar, Singer 12k; £8

HC171 China handle with arm, good; £10

HC171 Again...

HC119 Crank bar and handle; £7.50

HC120 Singer 94031 crank bar, good; £3.50

HC131 Crank bar 107mm; £4.50

HC132 Crank bar, German? Scruffy chrome, 107mm; £3

HC129 (top), 105mm, and HC129a (below) 97mm, crank bars, unused; £3.50 each

HC130 Crank bar and handle, 100mm; £7.50

HC193 Big gear and arm (Regina); £8.50

HC094 Jones CS and similar Handle and Gear; £8.50

HC048 Singer Big Gear; £5

HC110 German FR clone; £4

HC111 Gear and crank, UI; £3.50

HC170 Singer 94051; £12

HC187 Backplate and leg (from bed-attaching crank) with small gear and finger, Singer 12k; £20

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

HC058 Backplate from Singer 12; £6

HC195a Back plate and leg, Regina TS; £8

HC137 Backplate and leg, not Singer; £5
Vesta Hand Crank Back Plate
HC055 Vesta Back Plate; £8.50
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate and Finger
HC063 Singer Back Plate and Finger; £5
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate
HC046 Singer Back Plate; £3

HC112 Back plate from Jones CS; £3.50

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

HC138 Back plate; £3

HC197 Gear cover, Regina; £6

HC191 Gear cover; £5

HC189 Gear cover, 12k; £6
 Singer Hand Crank Gear Cover Rings
HC042 Black Singer Gear Cover Rings; £3 each
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

HC093 Jones CS (fits Empress, square Jones) Centre Bolt; £1.50
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

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

HC155 Gear and finger Simanco 34035; £4

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
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
helen@raindropkites.co.uk
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays