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Singer Class 29 Comparison Chart

Courtesy of Dannybob

Here is a comparison chart (.pdf format) detailing the differences between the various sub-models of the Singer Model 29 machine.

Notes are included below the comparison chart.


Click - Singer 29 Class Comparison Chart


Singer Class 29 Threading Diagram and Help Sheets

Courtesy of Dannybob

Here are help sheets (.pdf format) showing the thread path and useful tips for using the Singer 29K


Click - Singer 29 Help Sheets



Singer Model 29

Here is a list of some of the features of the Model 29 courtesy of Chrys Gunther:

Short arm models:

29K1, 29-4 UFA, short arm, small bobbin

29K2, UFA, side wheel (balance wheel on front of machine)

29K3, UFA, waxed thread

29K4, UFA, side wheel, waxed thread

29K10, UFA, long stitch

29K11, UFA, long stitch, side wheel

29K12, UFA, narrow arm

29K13, UFA, narrow arm, side wheel

29K14, UFA, narrow arm, waxed thread

29K15, UFA, narrow arm, waxed thread, side wheel

29K16, UFA, narrow arm, long stitch

29K58, UFA, short arm, small bobbin

29K71, UFA, short arm, small bobbin, side wheel


Long arm models, large bobbins:

29K30, UFA, waxed thread

29K31, UFA, waxed thread, side wheel

29K32, UFA, narrow arm, waxed thread

29K33, UFA, narrow arm, waxed thread, side wheel

29K60, UFA

29K62, UFA, long arm, small bobbin, side wheel


The following have a UFA top & bottom feed:

29K17,

29K18, side wheel

29K21, high lift

29K22, long stitch

29K23, side wheel, long stitch


Early 29K or UFA, Universal Feed Arm

See "Production Numbers of Earlier Singer Industrial Machines."

This is slightly different from later models (29k4s etc) as the rear of the arm is open and the big bar on top is not latticed. It does share some parts with 29K4s.

Universal Feed Arm, means the machine can turn and sew in any direction without having to turn or re-position the item you are sewing. Compare with some other UFA models - Bradbury, Claes & Flentje.

#6533237/122237, courtesy of Claire Sherwell

This early example has dual serial numbers.


#9427205, courtesy of John Cartwright.

This machine's arm is not latticed as on later machines. It is missing the complete shuttle (part #8603?) and bobbin (part # 8604?)


#9707508, 1890, courtesy of Dan.

This is slightly different from later models (29k4s etc) as the rear of the arm is open and the big bar on top is not latticed. It does share some parts with 29K4s. Note what can be achieved on a 29 in the hands of a novice. Fancy stitching and difficult work areas can be reached as the feed can be rotated 360 degrees. This is a floor mat that is 8 layers of 10 oz canvas and some recycled boot leather.

#12160702, courtesy of CD Thayer

The machine has missing parts and the hand wheel isn't mounted correctly.

29K1

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

Extensively used for boot and shoe repairing and other leather work. Stitches closer to the toe of a worn boot than any other machine. Feeds in any direction. With hand wheel, speed can be controlled at will. For very fine work a machine with special narrow arm is supplied.

#F994210, July and December of 1910, on display at Old Gippstown, Moe, Victoria, Australia.

The wooden extension bed is hard to find complete with a machine. Information courtesy of Chrys Gunther. The 29 is a Universal Feed Arm (UFA). It feeds from the top only and can move in any direction. There are a few sub models that also feed from the bottom. The basic features are long vs. short arm, small bobbin vs. large bobbin, regular arm vs. narrow arm, regular balance wheel vs. side wheel. Then the rest is more specialized eg wax thread, long stitch, etc. The models with both top and bottom feed are especially made for shoe binding.

29-3

#13549124, courtesy of Sam & Karen Morrison.

29-4

Courtesy of Andy B.

29-8

Courtesy of Linda Scholten.

This machine was seen in the workers' quarters of Gold Dredge number 8 in Fairbanks, Alaska.


29K13

Restoring a Singer 29K13

#S2390297, July to December 1907.

On display at Old Gippstown, Moe, Victoria, Australia


29KSV19

#EF799028, courtesy of Stinji.

A Centennial badged Singer 29 with an sv sub-model.

29K33

#F9525101, Jan-June 1920, courtesy of Christopher Hermansson.

Large bobbin, narrow arm, waxed thread, side wheel.

29K51

#Y8420805, courtesy of Wil Moschetti

12 1/4 inches from needle to base of arm. Universal upper feed. Width of lower arm at its end 1 1/8 inches, depth 7/8 inch.


29K53

#Y7473246 (?), courtesy of Claire Sherwell

For boot and show repairing, slipper work etc. Width of lower arm at its end 1 inch, depth 7/8 inch. Has side wheel and upper feed, which feeds the work in any direction. A spiral spring permits of easy adjustment of the pressure and lift of the feeding foot; the lower arm is 12 1/4" in length.

The improved shuttle mechanism can be easily detached from the machine in the case of repair.

Prices in 1932:

List Price: £22 0 0

Less 10% if paid for at the rate of 20/- per month: £19 16 0

Less 15% if paid for within 3 months from date of agreement: £18 14 0

Net Cash Price: £17 12 0


29K55

17 1/2 inches from needle to base of arm. Large shuttle. Width of lower arm at its end 1 5/32 inches, depth 1 3/32 inches.


29K56

As 29K51, but width of lower arm at its end 1 3/32 inches, depth 7/8 inch.


29K58

#ED715542 - 1945, courtesy of Claire Sherwell

For shoe repairing and general leather stitching. "Has side wheel with stop motion, and upper feed which feeds the work in any direction. A spiral spring permits easy adjustment of the pressure and lift of the feeding foot. The lower arm is 12 1/4" in length. The stop motion allows of the side wheel running free so that bobbins may be wound without operating the sewing mechanism."

"The improved shuttle mechanism can be easily detached from the machine in the case of repair."

As illustrated, the direction of the presser foot may be swivelled as desired to enable you to sew around 360 degrees. This is known as a Universal Feed Arm, meaning the machine can turn and sew in any direction without having to turn or re-position the item you are sewing.

The wooden insert extension bed (often lost) fits to the left of the base. Adding the original wooden extension bed allows greater flexibility and stability in the use of the machine.

Prices, June 1928 - June 1933:

List Price: £22 0 0

Less 10% if paid for at the rate of 20/- per month: £19 16 0

Less 15% if paid for within 3 months from date of agreement: £18 14 0

Bet Cash Price: £17 12 0

£1 extra if fitted with Extension Table (June 1928, October 1929, May 1930)

29K60

#EC673288 - 1940, courtesy of Claire Sherwell

Hard to tell from this picture, but this leather sewing machine has a sewing bed arm measuring a massive 17 1/2" long approximately!


20K62

Courtesy of Dannybob


29K70

Courtesy of Mike Trike.

Replaceable steel horn.

Courtesy of CD Thayer

Although the badge reads 29K70 at some time in its life the needle bar Driving Lever (top arm) has been replaced with an early version of the lever, probably from a 29-4, which does not have the adjustable Check Lever feature.

Courtesy of CD Thayer

Missing darning tension assembly.


29K71

Courtesy of Dannybob

End of cylinder bed is 1 inch wide and 7/8 inch deep. Space at right of needle 12 1/4 inches. Diameters of belt grooves 2 7/8 inches and 4 7/8 inches. Replaceable steel horn. Stitch length 7 to 15 to the inch, depending on material being stitched and operations performed. Presser foot rise during feeding action: 1/4 inch (max.clearance: 3/8 inch).

29K72

End of cylinder bed is 1 5/32 inches wide and 1 1/16 inches deep. Space at right of needle 17 1/2 inches. Diameters of belt grooves 3 1/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches. Replaceable steel horn. Stitch length 7 to 15 to the inch, depending on material being stitched and operations performed. Presser foot rise during feeding action: 1/4 inch (max.clearance: 3/8 inch).

29K73

Courtesy of Dannybob

End of cylinder bed is 1 inch wide and 7/8 inch deep. Space at right of needle 17 1/2 inches. Diameters of belt grooves 3 1/4 inches and 5/12 inches. Replaceable steel horn. Stitch length 7 to 15 to the inch, depending on material being stitched and operations performed. Presser foot rise during feeding action: 1/4 inch (max.clearance: 3/8 inch).


Model 29 Tension

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

29tension.jpg


1 - 193F - Screw

2 - 8620 - Thread Eyelet (head of arm)

3 - 8574 - Friction Spring

4 - 1177C - Clamping Screw

5 - 82154 - Lifting Lever Shaft Lever with 1177C

6 - 82153 - Lifting Lever Shaft

7 - 82155 - Lifting Lever Shaft Adjusting Lever

8 - 515J - Clamping Screw

9 - 648J - Hinge Screw

10 - 1560W - Tension Thumb Nut (2)

11 - 8619 - Tension Spring

12 - 668D - Adjusting Stud (top)

13 - 8617 - Cup (release)

14 - 8618 - Disc (2)

15 - 84113 - Washer (leather)

16 - 8575 - Friction Spring Pin

17 - 82058 - Head of Machine

18 - 82116 - Thread Guide Pin (side)

19 - SS535W - Head Revolving Bush Stop Thumb Screw

20 - *413D - Adjusting Stud (side)

21 - 2102 - Disc (2)

22 - 2103 - Tension (side) Spring (29K71, 29K73) & 80548 (29K72)

23 - 128D - Head Binding Screw (4)

24 - NN101J - Slide Rod Lock Nut (upper)

25 - 82055 - Foot Bar Revolving Joint Bearing

26 - 8569 - Hinge Pin

27 - NN96J - Lock Nut (lower)

28 - 82056 - Slide Rod

29 - 82059 - Lifter

30 - 66F - Hinge Screw

8568 - Vibrating Presser Lifting Lever Shaft Adjusting Lever Clamping Screw Rivet

33892 - Tension (side) Adjusting Stud 413D with 1560W

82057 - Foot Bar Revolving Joint complete, Nos. NN96J, NN101J, 82055 & 82056


Singer 29 Wood Extension Table

Courtesy of CD Thayer & Claire Sherwell

From page 23 of the 25-page Singer Sewing Machine Manual, Copyright by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. 1913


Wood Table & Drawer Parts (29-4)

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

29-4extbed3.jpg


Parts shown are NOT to scale

75140 - Table (only)

75141 - Table Cleat

75142 - Table Spanner

75143 - Table Support

75147 - Table Swivel

371 - Table Swivel Bolt (soft, not polished)

1525 - Table Swivel Bolt Nut (soft, not polished)

8631 - Table Hook with two wood screws 3/8" No. 5 (x 2)

28059 - Table Support Hinge with four wood screws 3/8" No. 5 (x 2)

75445 - Drawer

75447 - Drawer Guide

122 - Drawer Guide Screw (soft, not polished)

8 wood screws 3/8" No. 5





Singer 29 Table Pattern

Topic

Courtesy of Susan

Here are plans to assist in making a replacement wooden extension bed for a Singer 29.

The table top itself is made from 20mm plywood, and is 300mm wide by 430mm long. There is a "cutout" for the arm of the machine. You should be able to just enlarge the scan until it is the correct size, then use it as a pattern.

There are two right angled steel plates 60mm long and 25mm wide, which are screwed to the right hand end of the table top. Each of these has a hole drilled, (approx 7mm), which will correspond to either side of the hole in the arm of the machine, assuming the machine has a hole in the casting that goes right through the arm, about 230mm to the right of the very end of the arm.

The table is held in position and supported at the right hand end, by a rod (4" nail in this case) which passes through the three holes.

The "leg" of the attachment is a piece of 9mm plywood, 280mm by 300mm, and this is attached to the underside of the table top via two small hinges, 50mm from the left hand end of the table top. The "leg" supports the left hand end of the table.


Courtesy of Doug

This 29K51 has two hooks cast into the frame, one on each side of the arm and about two inches from it. The table rests on top of the hooks at one end, and on the edge of a support board used as a leg at the other. The bottom of the table has two notches cut into it for clearance to let the tops of the hooks protrude into the table a little. Across the end of the table, closing the open side of the notches, are two small pieces of bent scrap sheet metal which hold the table onto the hooks. The table is a piece of 1 by 8 pine from the lumber yard, about 17 or 18 inches long.