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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) and many need cleaning. 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 11th March 2015, with some muttering, and having made all my fingers filthy...
NOTE - new items are now at the TOP of the page..
But Parts are at the bottom.

HC087 Singer with nice decals; £35

HC098 UI; £30

HC115 UI, with welding, only passable but funny; £25

HC082 Unidentified, probably from TS machine ; £25

HC080 Singer black, from round-bobbin machine, good; £35

HC061 Vesta big wheel; £30

HC070 Mundlos; £25

HC079 Harris 2H TS, almost certainly made by Vesta; £30

HC077 Singer Round-bobbin; £30

HC071 Singer Round-bobbin, good; £35

HC069 Singer 12; £40
Cream repro Singer Hand Crank
HC037 Cream Repro, usable, good condition (Singer type); £25

HC033 Singer 66 Back-clamp, dirty; £25
German TS Hand Crank
HC002 German TS £20
Vickers Hand Crank
HC005 Vickers £20
Regina TS Hand Crank
HC012 Regina TS £25
Harris OS Hand Crank
HC013 Harris OS £20


HC117 (left) 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

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 (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

HC103 China handle with fixings, probably German; £8.50
Hand Crank Handle
HC062 From 12 class clone; £5

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

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

HC119 Crank bar and handle; £7.50

HC120 Singer 94031 crank bar, good; £3.50

HC121 Singer crank bar with wooden handle; £6.50

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

HC131 Crank bar 107mm; £4.50

HC094 Jones CS and similar Handle and Gear; £8.50

HC135 Singer big gear with crank and handle and fixing bolt, grubby but useful; £10

HC111 Gear and crank, UI; £3.50

HC137 Backplate and leg, not Singer; £5

HC058 Backplate from Singer 12; £6
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate and Finger
HC063 Singer Back Plate and Finger; £5
Vesta Hand Crank Back Plate
HC055 Vesta Back Plate; £8.50

HC108 Back plate and leg from German FR clone TS; £6
Singer Hand Crank Back Plate
HC046 Singer Back Plate; £3

HC112 Back plate from Jones CS; £3.50

HC138 Back plate; £3
 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

HC057 Gear cover from Singer 12; £5

HC091 Jones Gear Cover; £1.50

HC095 Jones CS Gear Cover; £2
Vesta  Hand Crank Gear Cover Ring
HC052 Vesta Hand Crank Gear Cover Ring, poor; £2.50
Centre Bolt for Singer Hand Crank
HC063a Centre Bolt for Singer Hand Crank; £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

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

HC139 Singer gear and finger with bolt, 80mm; £4.50

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
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
Mobile - 07732 911669
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays