Mystery 08

pic

From John Stillman stillman@eznet.net

The pink plastic thing is an invisible zipper foot. When invisible zippers were first introduced back in the '70s, this foot came in a package with 3 blue plastic shank adapters that could be used with high shank, low shank and slant needle machines. It's hard to find them now as many machines come with a better one or sewers use their regular zipper foot or a pintuck foot. I did find a picture of one here: http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran400-0.html

--- Kathleen Chevalier northern Virginia, USA (kathleen.sews at verizon.net)


Sandy Sarty (j.sarty at ns.sympatico.ca)

The one at the top right is a needle threader, Singer made these. The one at the lower right side looks like part of the invisible zipper foot. The one on the left looks like some sort of hardware for windows


Kathy Holden (kholden at plakasandassociates.com) writes: THE BEIGE PLASTIC THING IS A PIECE THAT ATTACHES TO A ZIPPER FOOT SO THAT YOU CAN THEN INSTALL AN INVISIBLE ZIPPER


Molly McCune (mollymccune at comcast.net) writes: I believe the plastic rectangular ivory colored piece is only one part that comes with the package you purchase when wanting to sew on an invisible zipper. The package used to come with all the pieces needed to fit several different popular shank types, and if you only had one machine, you'd toss the other pieces!!!

"McMolly? in WA"


Amy Hurka-Owen (ahurkaowen at triad.rr.com) writes: The green thing on the bottom left looks like a needle threader


David & Linda Bowie (dtbowie at cyberback.com) writes: The white one iis a needle thread, that you manually use to thread the machine needle, I have one for my trouch tronic singer 2005. Lindag


Miller (mmf38 at bellsouth.net) writes: I believe the metal part is a threader for threading the machine's needle. I just received a Singer marked one similar to the one shown along with some attachments off of E-Bay & at least it worked great for this for me. I put the flat metal behind the needle with the little hook opening down, slid the hook thru the needle eye, brought the thread up from underneath to catch hook & pulled through the eye. After a small loop was formed dropped it from the hook & used the projecting "Snout" to catch the loop & pull the free end on through the needle eye. Very fast & easy, especially for a 67 yr old man wiith stiff fingers & Bi-Focals. Have no idea if the "eye" shaped cut-out on other end has a purpose other than holding on too or anything on the two little plastic parts.


Judy McEntee? (judymcentee at hotmail.com) writes: Top one looks like a needle threader I've got... fine wire loop takes thread; botomm right looks like one part of a plastic gizmo for sewing in "invisible" zipps...


Mary Stevenson (marystevenson at ntlworld.com) writes: The metal object at the top is a needle threader I'd love an old one like that, but I use a modern plastic one which works great and cost next to nothing!


Christopher O'Clair (1mrchristopher at gmail.com) writes: The two plastic bits are pieces of zipper feet which were sold by the manufacturers of certain zippers, above, the metal item is a needle threader the opposite side should show a tiny black hook, not unlike a crochet hook, which actually fits through the eye of the needle.