Everyone seems to like guessing games, so this is my contribution to that genre! :p …
Can you identify this device?
Not even close! 😆 .This should prove to be a tough one since it's obsolete and redundant in today's society! :p .
Some sort of cutter for sign writing?
I was going to go with one of those new weird anti-exercise-exercise tools. Something which opens canned foods and bottles maybe?
It does kinda look like can opener doesn't it! :left: .but no, it's not used in the kitchen! :p .
It looks like some kind of jack lift for the car, but looks like it'd do some damage with that can opener 😛
It's not a jack lift. :p
Looks like something tailors would use, but I have no idea what its purpose would be :left:
WAIT a minute! I just now saw the big picture.I think I got it.That looks very much like this gadget attachment for a sewing machine that my Mom has. I believe it is used for making the Button Holes on clothes, right?
It's either that or a Mob Revenge Getter … a Mob Lesson Teacher …a.k.a. an automated Finger Cutter Offer.
Is it a Mini Sewing Machine?I had one that looked very much like that.I never used it. It wasn't very practical. It was too difficult to get set up. I figured if I had a rip / tear on some article of clothing, I was either gonna sew it with a needle and thread … or throw the sucker away. 😆
Originally posted by gdare:
Looks like something tailors would use
Yes, a tailor might use it! :up: .Originally posted by Suntana:
attachment for a sewing machine
Bingo! :hat: .Originally posted by Suntana:
it is used for making the Button Holes
:yes: .Trust someone who uses ancient artefacts to access the Internet to figure it out! :p .
I GOT It! I am on FIRE! I am on a ROLL! I am one for one. Yeah, my Archaeology background came in handy.
Yep. Button-hole slitter/cutter. You gave it away on the second photo.
Originally posted by qlue:
since it's obsolete and redundant in today's society!
Originally posted by derWandersmann:
Surely it is still useful and relevant in today's society. BTW Care to try my one? 😉
Modern machines have that function programmed in.
I've never seen one that actually cuts … not that I keep up on such things.
Of course it's still useful and relevant in today's society, MM. If someone pisses you off, you can THROW that gadget at them. Or keep it in your hand and pound them with it. :headbang:
Originally posted by Suntana:
THROW that gadget at them.
Now, why would you do that when you can :p
Modern machines have that function programmed in. They don't need a mechanical attachment.
That is true. Not that I know much about sewing. :pI still think quite a lot of people still use this or similar. Sewing machines last for a long time. I don't own one but everyone I know that has one are with at least 20 years old machine.
Originally posted by mimi_s_mum:
Surely it is still useful and relevant in today's society.
Modern machines have that function programmed in. They don't need a mechanical attachment. :up: .
I've never seen one that actually cuts
Only an overlocker cuts afaik. :left: .
Sewing machines last for a long time. I don't own one but everyone I know that has one are with at least 20 years old machine.
From what I understand, my Mom's Singer Sewing Machine is right around my older brother's age … 57! :eyes: Just a little maintenance here and there by my Dad … and replaced or repaired the belt here and there and it's kept on working.I'm trying to see if I can get my HP Pavilion to reach that kind of longevity.
my Mom's Singer Sewing Machine is right around my older brother's age … 57!
That is truly remarkable! :cheers:Originally posted by Suntana:
I'm trying to see if I can get my HP Pavilion to reach that kind of longevity.
I'm still using my Casio fx-3500P pocket calculator I purchased 32 years ago. 😉
If I'm extremely careful, I guess I could Super Glue the cover back on. Don't want to get Super Glue into any of the keys and FUBAR the calculator.
When I remove the Silver cover, it reminds me of looking at a Terminator Cyborg with its face blown off.
WwwwwwWHOA! Holy coinkeedeenk, Batman! :eyes:MM, I have virtually the same thing.As soon as I saw your calculator, it seemed VERY familiar.It immediately reminded me of a Radio Shack calculator that I have. I quickly went over to a drawer to get it and mine is a Radio Shack EC4004. Look at it. The keyboard layout is virtually identical to yours.http://www.rskey.org/CMS/index.php/7?manufacturer=Radio+Shack&model=EC-4004If you read the Info there, it says that it is the Radio Shack version of the Casio fx-3600P. The Model # is very close to yours. That's why it looks so much like yours. And let's see. 2012-32=19801980 sounds about like when I got mine as well.I just noticed that the Silver cover came off. :doh:It's supposed to be glued on there. Obviously after 32 years, the glue gave out. But, it still calculated away correctly! :headbang:
the Radio Shack version of the Casio fx-3600P. The Model # is very close to yours. That's why it looks so much like yours.
That is amazing! :eyes: Great minds think alike, eh? :lol:Originally posted by Suntana:
remove the Silver cover, it reminds me of looking at a Terminator Cyborg with its face blown off.
😆 And still works, like the T-101 did.
Originally posted by Suntana:my Mom's Singer Sewing Machine is right around my older brother's age … 57!That is truly remarkable!
Actually not, MM … those early Singers were 'way overbuilt for the home market. They were industrial machines, intended to run for many hours a day, every day. My mom's was hers as far back as I can remember, which should put it back around 1942 or so. It was still running perfectly when she died, in 1984. She had a repairman come out and look at it once, and all he did was take it apart and clean it … he relubed it and put it back together … he said that most home seamstresses with those machines hadn't really even broken them in.
My mom's was hers as far back as I can remember, which should put it back around 1942 or so. It was still running perfectly when she died, in 1984.
What happened to it, then? Is it still in the family like Chuck's mum's?
Very odd. I'd say it looks like something to do with sewing – perhaps something to make it easier to thread needles. Looks like it may have multiple uses whatever it is.
The answer is in the comments Mik. :up: .As for those ancient machines, they were designed by the same people that designed the Terminator. :hat: .Just about any device that is more than sixty years old at this point was 'overengineered' by today's standards. That's because, sometime in the sixties, the idea of planned obsolescence (¿Spelling?) was evolved into planned to self-destruct with 24 months! 🙄
I thought it might be a gardening device.Even as a sewing aide, it looks quite awkward to use.
Originally posted by intothedeep:
it looks quite awkward to use.
Probably a little awkward to setup, but it functions automatically once in place! :up:A link to a page full of button hole attachments! :p .Here is a video showing how it works. (different model, same concept)
p.s: when I copied that link for the video, someone tried to hijack it by substituting a link to a site called youtu.be :irked: .I don't know if the scripting is on the youtube page or not! :left: .
I sewed in High School but don't remember making button holes!! I mostly made dresses for my 3 year old sister whom I enjoyed dressing like a doll!! :lol:My daughter takes a sewing class and is very good at it. She recently got an A+ on this elaborate party dress she made for herself. It must have been very difficult to make.
My daughter takes a sewing class and is very good at it. She recently got an A+ on this elaborate party dress she made for herself. It must have been very difficult to make.
Most young girls today aren't interested in sewing, knitting, embroidery etc.It comes from the fashion industry the teaches them that it's uncool to wear home-made clothes! ( with a little help from Hollywood! 🙄 )When I started school, way back in the late Seventies, they taught both boys and girls to knit and crochet! :up: .Can't remember a bit of it today though! 😆 .
I've been trying to remember, MM … it was built into an ordinary-looking small table, and sort of "unfolded" into a work station. I can't remember who got it, and that's strange, because I'm gettin' kinda shy of relatives.
Actually not, MM … those early Singers were 'way overbuilt for the home market. They were industrial machines, intended to run for many hours a day, every day.
Then again, in years past, other things were made more ruggedly, sturdily … built to last. Like the bodies of vehicles. Back when I was involved in a slight auto accident in my 74 Chevy Van, it only incurred a slightly bent front bumper and slightly bent right fender. No lights even broke. Heck, I didn't even end up taking it to get repaired even though the other guy's insurance would have paid.The other guy's vehicle on the other hand, was a much newer car. Unlike my Van, this guy's car was one of those that now used that almost Beer Can aluminum for the body 😆 and a sorry excuse for a Bumper … those plastic & styrofoam type. :insane: Not surprisingly, that guy's car had to be towed away by the Wrecker.Nowadays, vehicles' construction is to the point that it's almost advisable NOT to lean on them for fear of them incurring $1000 worth of damage.
That's the way my Mom's Sewing Machine is, dW.When not in use, it is folded out of the way and hidden in a little compartment. Then it just sorta looks like a little table with some little drawers.
That's a funny looking device. I have read most of the comments, so I won't pretend I haven't and then guess it's a buttonhole cutter, just out of the blue. 😛
You would have fooled me 🙄
That's an interesting looking contraption! 😆 I avoid sewing machines when I can. I keep trying to sew my fingers to the fabric. 😮
I guess it's a buttonhole cutter. :up:
It can't be buttonhole cutter :left::whistle:
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