Ability of Singer 95-40 Model to use heavy thread and go through folded multiple times thick edge of sailcloth (it must be done in order to prevent fabric's fraying), relative portability of this particular machine (despite the weight) being inside custom made oak base with handles allows to keep it on your yacht or boat in case of emergency patching of your sails while being in the ocean. The length of stitch this machine provides. Offered for sale today the fabulous Singer 95-40 industrial machine, custom oak base with 2 steel handles, vintage clutch, motor support plate and bracket w/ hardware, foot lifting mechanism, thread winder, cast iron thread stand and the HUGE amount of various 95-40 attachments.
Please note , all these attachments are the same as for Singer 31-15. Singer measuring belt cutter /puncher. All in the great cosmetic and mechanical condition. Being offered with unique and beautiful oak base with handles and also hand crank lever no need for motor and large table it could be taken to your boat to be ready to fix/sew any sails while being in the Ocean.
This machine has Serial # AD840813 has been manufactured on January 15 1935 at the Elizabethport NJ Singer plant. Now about 95 Model - One cannot afford to underestimate the important role the Industrial sewing machines played in World War II: items produced using various industrial machines include parachutes and harnesses, ignition pads , shoes, overcoats. Flying suits, signal flags , "pup" tents & hospital ward tents , sleeping bags, blankets, straps and harnesses for weapons and helmets , instrument covers, tarpaulins and of course - Army and Navy clothing, ponchos, oiled clothing, and all other overalls required to be made out of heavy canvas. The majority of industrial sewing machines required for manufacturing WW II equipment and clothing were existing models.
However, specialty machines were also needed in large quantities. For example, production of the Class 7 (model 31) machine, a heavy machine designed for leather and canvas, increased from 2-3 per week to as many as 40 per week.Those machines has been dropped by parachutes to personnel in the front-line at inaccessible by transportation outposts and to be installed in a different army vehicles to be used as a mobile stations by Rigger units to repair equipment clothing, tents, camouflage material, and other items in combat zone. Sources: Singer in World War II - 1939 to 1945. Singer Manufacturing Company, USA, 1946. Roosevelt Archives & Digital Library. Army Service Forces, Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-4 - List of Items for Issue to Troops, Miscellaneous Organizational Equipment (formerly Section V, Miscellaneous), U. In order for people who did not have much exposure to Apparel industrial sewing equipment to understand what is being offered for sale today, I must draw the comparison of this gears driven rotary hook 95-40 to the HD Singer 31-15 and to Direct drive Singer Model 201, which was Singer's clearly the best domestic sewing machine at all the time.
The 201-2 is being primarily bought by professional seamstresses who. Understand the true value of sewing machines. They are still looking for these reliable models. The 201 has been made out of cast iron and weight 29 LBS, but as far as Heavy duty sewing capabilities 201 cannot be seriously compared to "bullet proof". Singer models 31-15 or Singer 95-40.
And it is not just 31's and 95s weight of 48 and 42 LBS it is. Ability to sew extremely heavy fabrics! Has all steel construction and the heavy duty gears driven rotating hook (vs oscillating shuttle hook on 31-15 or horizontal gear driven rotating hook on 201). The hinged pressure foot clearance of 3/8 in combination with the huge and heavy counterweight and mentioned above all steel construction and 6!Gears generates a lot of punching power which allows to sew very easily heavy layers of leather, denim, canvas, belts and various fabrics made out of enameled cloth.. Just look at the photo # 2- It is folded 8 plies polyester. Or pic # 3 -it is 5 layers of leather. The total after being sewn thickness is 1/4''. But what is the most critical point- it is not just a thickness what counts but the density of 8-plies fabric or 5 layers of leather!! The gear driven rotating hook mechanism is scientifically and mechanically perfect - there is one simple motion provides the most efficient way to draw of thread vertically and therefore allows to use very heavy thread. The hook assembly is made out of solid steel , hardened and polished. The gear cases are equipped with Alemite-Zerk fittings which provides for convenient and quick application of grease by hand pressure gun. The 3 bearings arm shaft support , the knee lift which enables instant raising of pressure foot. There is very large working space of 7 3/8 space to the right from the needle.
The rotating hook mechanism system on this machine, needle bar and pressure foot assemblies has been COMPLETELY taken apart, cleaned, polished and lubricated. Just look at the pic and ask yourself when you have last time or ever seen machine so clean? The machine has been completely professionally serviced and indeed looks like a almost brand new machine. The vintage Original Clutch Set up for variable speed - completely refurbished - functioning as new one. All other mechanisms like thread winder, foot lifter , treadle pedal - has been cleaned , lubricated , adjusted.This machine comes with the Original Vintage Singer thread winder and SO MANY attachments 3 different needle plates, 3 extra bobbin cases , 13 different feet for wide varieties of operations , 4 different fabric folders, etc.. So , this particular machine is not only highly desirable due to the great cosmetic condition and unique sewing capabilities , but it is loaded with unbelievable added value. The Variable speed Clutch for this machine appears to be from 1920th. The pressure foot lift mechanism is most definitely original Singer , as the oil pan, cast iron thread stand, bobbin winder and steel industrial stand for table (see on the pics).
They all has Singer markings. If you would like to have original Singer steel "T"t able and wood block table top with drawer in great condition let me know. It could be used as the very sturdy work bench or as originally intended as sewing table. The machine has been tested to sew both thin and multiple layers of heavy fabrics. Machine sews very well and guaranteed to be functional and deliver a lot of working enjoyment for many generations to come.1 1935 Singer Class 95-40 - 1 Knee Pedal Foot lift (to be installed underneath of the table). 1 cast iron Thread stand , Singer. -13 different Presser feet for various operations, for Singer 95-40 or Singer 31-15. Different needle plates for various function and operations.
Needles in Original vintage Singer box , superior quality, cold pressed, Made in Belgium. 4 Thumb screws , Vintage Singer.It is my point not to sell machines parts separately - I have been collecting them together for years to make THE COMPLETE unit. So it would be against my principals to sell. Weight 42 Lbs just the machine head. Base box with attachments -10 lbs. The weight of cast iron legs , pedal, rods, winder -45 LBS. / plate, thread stand, knee activated lifter mechanism-40 LBS. I also have Singer T-table with Singer cast iron pedal and industrial adjustable Pittman rod. The motor's clutch, T-legs (pic # 12) and table top are not. When packed properly into adequate double corrugated carton with HD foam to prevent any movement within carton and to absorb the force of impact during transit , would requires large carton 28 x 20 x 20. Sewing machines have always been a part of my job. My background in mechanical engineering combined with some nostalgia, passion and plenty of time on my hands has made the great implication on my current activities Antique and vintage sewing machine restoration. Here is a brief description of. Clean surface with Murphys oil soap.
Chrome plated parts and apply a thin coat of a mixture of Boiled linseed oil & turpentine on the originally painted parts and re-assemble machine. Gear driven machines are being properly cleaned, greased and oiled, the timing is being checked , bobbin case or shuttle are being taken apart, cleaned and oiled for smooth thread draw, stitch adjusted to be equal on both sides. If appropriate for that particular model/class, machine is being tested to sew at slow and fast speeds and in reverse on numerous layers of denim to assure it is sewing with ease. For machines with motor /light /foot pedal control the following steps are being taken to assure that machine is electrically safe to operate: the motor, pedal, light wires, are inspected for electrical safety and replaced (if necessary) from the coils to the connector. The foot pedals are being cleaned and adjusted for smooth speed control.
The machines I offer for sale are electrically safe and fully guaranteed to sew very well. Please feel free to ask any questions. The following information you should know.
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I hope everything would be in accordance with you expectation. I will try my best to provide accurate item descriptions and high quality photos for all my listings. The item "Singer 95-40 Gears driven industrial sewing machine. Value Loaded" is in sale since Tuesday, May 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Sewing Machines".The seller is "dmr1826" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.