It is driven either by it's hand wheel or treadle and works well either way. It would be considered a needle feed machine on steroids. It has it's original bobbin shuttle and bobbin as well as it's slide plates, and all appear to be in nice solid condition. The thread wax cup may not be original to this machine.The bobbin winders for these machine's are a separate unit and one was never owned by the Italian shoe maker and saddle repair who owned and used this machine. He either wound the bobbin by hand or set up his own jig. His son does not remember which.
It takes Scmetz 331 class needles and these needles are 5 or 6 inches long. The clearance under the foot is about 1 1/4 and you can sew up to a full inch at least.
The stitch length is adjustable between 5-16 per inch. 331 is the needle system (needle size) LR denotes the needle point (LR, 45 degree spear point) Schmetz only make 331's with LR points, also you don't want to be using nylon thread is not suitable for the No6 or for leather, linen is the thread to use in the No 6 and the best available thread for leather. It was used until a year ago last February when the shop closed.
Please feel free to ask questions and I will answer as best I can. Leather Harness Saddle Sewing Machine United British Pearson #6 Sews Well. I only charge for packing materials for large or very delicate items as stated in listings.
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