Hand Cranks

Search this site
Contact me
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 2nd February 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 Decal detail

HC167 Again...

HC164 Singer plain black, nice wooden handle of the later (fatter) type; £35

HC163 Singer with pretty decals; £35

HC165 Singer Plain black (201, 15, 66); £35

HC158 Singer, from a 28k, very pretty; £35

HC161 Singer, nice decals; £35

HC162 Plain Singer, good; £35

HC145 Singer from shuttle machine, good; £35

HC151 Good plain black Singer crank; £35

HC124 Singer, possibly a good repro; £30
Cream repro Singer Hand Crank
HC037 Cream Repro, usable, good condition (Singer type); £25

HC154 Singer repro, usable if you don't mind the rattling; £20

HC153 Singer repro, usable if you don't mind the rattling; £20

HC052 Singer repro, usable if you don't mind the rattling; £20

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

HC168 Unidentified TS model (screw holes 3 inches apart...) £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

HC002 German, heavy, poor; £20

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

HC150 Vickers VS, very good; £30

HC061 Vesta big wheel; £30

HC070 Mundlos; £25
Regina TS Hand Crank
HC012 Regina TS; £25
Harris OS Hand Crank
HC013 Harris OS; £20

HC082 Unidentified, probably from TS machine; £25

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


I have quite a lot of big TS cranks only fit for parts - please ask..

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

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
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

HC119 Crank bar and handle; £7.50

HC120 Singer 94031 crank bar, good; £3.50

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

HC110 German FR clone; £4

HC111 Gear and crank, UI; £3.50

HC048 Singer Big Gear; £5

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

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

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

HC143 Screws to attach the leg bit, Singer; £1 pair

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

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
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays