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Singer Buttonholer Attachment #160506 for Low Shank Vintage Sewing Machines w/Extra Cams

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This vintage Singer Buttonhole attachment (from the 1930-40’s) is designed to fit the low, vertical shank Singer Sewing Machine (i.e. 15, 66, 99, 127, 128, 185, 192, 201, 221 & 222 Featherweight, 306, 319, 328, etc…). As long as your machine is a low shank sewing machine (Singer, Elna, Pfaff, etc.), this attachment will work properly.

This is a complete set in the box of 5 templates with which to make various size buttonholes: 5/16", 5/8", 13/16" and 1-1/16" for straight buttonholes and a keyhole-shaped template for eyelet-end buttonholes. I am including a bonus package of additional templates in these sizes: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8" and 5/16".

Also included are:
• A 30-page original pictorial owner’s manual (front cover is in good condition)
• Original green plastic box
• Freshly lubricated according to the owner’s manual
• Ready to sew.

Trivia: In 1938 the original Singer Buttonhole Attachment was the most expensive attachment fashion aid. Seamstresses were delighted to have the mechanics of making a buttonhole with their sewing machine versus the painstaking challenge of sewing one secure enough by hand. Priced at $8.70 in 1938 = $152.20 in 2018 dollars.

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