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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote clayton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2015 at 6:39pm
bob - yes wrench! I'll post pictures in that thread one day.

Too bad someone would auction off a rare free pair from ROY but such is life.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob Dale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2015 at 8:09pm
It makes me sad as those were probably a gift - or intended to be a gift for the person selling them
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At Inspiration15 Roy had a party for one of his machines- a super rare alternate make/model to the standard Singer hem stitcher. There were a series or illustrations with text outlining its histore- I'll see if I can borrow those from Roy and take some nice closeups.
 He put the special machine to good use, hemming jeans at $1 per leg:






It was measure and cut your own jeans, with a handy illustrated guide:










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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Shorty Long Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2015 at 12:08pm
This is awesome and heartbreaking at the same time. If I had known this was going down I would have tried really hard to get my ass and 3 pairs of ROYs out to LA.

Originally posted by mr randal mr randal wrote:


At Inspiration15 Roy had a party for one of his machines- a super rare
alternate make/model to the standard Union Special chain stitcher. There were a
series or illustrations with text outlining its histore- I'll see if I
can borrow those from Roy and take some nice closeups.
 He put the special machine to good use, hemming jeans at $1 per leg:






It was measure and cut your own jeans, with a handy illustrated guide:












Edited by mr randal - 17 Feb 2015 at 12:22am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Happy Hooligan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2015 at 4:22pm
the machine was cool.   I asked him about it but he said he didn't know where he got it.
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Is that a chainstitch machine Mr Randal? Did you mean an alternative to the Union Special hemmer rather than the Singer or have I totally misunderstood this? Looks good either way.
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Yes, that's what I meant, Maynard.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote oomslokop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Feb 2015 at 7:02am
is it singer-branded? do you have close-up pics of the resulting chainstitch? does he use it to hem the regular roy jeans?

thanks in advance mr randal.
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its a singer chain stitch machine made for hemming the bottom of overalls.     it has the wrong base on it for the machine but is a wonderful example of the machine.   
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ROY said they only made about 450 of them in the thirties, and this may be the only one extant. He was kicking dirt when he almost broke it doing some 21oz's. The Union Special uses a distinctive crankshaft setup with vertical connecting rods to actuate the eccentrics. While a substantially rare machine, I think in principal this one probably works more like a conventional flat bed chainstitch with horizontal straight shafts under the bed. (this is open for correction)
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