Selma Juncoff's Auction Emporium (Ebay )

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Selma Juncoff's Auction Emporium (Ebay )

#1 Post by dw » Sat Sep 07, 2002 5:30 am

All,

There's a brand new, in the box, Fortuna V50K skiver, over on Ebay with a very low starting price. There is a reserve but who knows, this could go very reasonable.

Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1765570859

Thanks to Richard Gelstin for that tip.


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#2 Post by dw » Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:47 am

To all,

FYI...Ebay currently has an auction item that may be of interest--the four volume set The Modern Boot and Shoe Maker, published 1919 . The seller is in London and the auction is in British pounds Sterling but the price is really really reasonable...at this point.

I have this set and although I prefer Golding (eight volumes) it is worth having if you've a mind to collect shoe and bootmaking literature. the's a lot of information that can be gleaned from these old texts.

The link is [url=cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3551193713&category=12570]item 3551193713[/url]

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#3 Post by erickgeer » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:06 am

I found this machine on ebay, it's set up left to right - something I had been thinking about for sewing in Vamps - you could have the boot tops out to the right of the head. I just aquired a new sewing machine, otherwise I would be interested.
The seller doesn't say who the maker is, but the picture is not reversed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3801810496&category=26256

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#4 Post by dw » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:48 am

Erick,

One man's opinion, OK? These type of machines have limited usage in boot and shoemaking particularly where you have to sew in more than one direction. Inside a cylinder shape, like a boot, you can't do much except sew around the cylinder (leg). Sewing around a complex shape like a tongue is nearly impossible. Give me a post machine any day over a cylinder arm machine.

Maybe someone else has a different experience?

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#5 Post by erickgeer » Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:06 pm

My interest in a machine like this is basically, with the bulk of the head on the left, the boot top won't be banging into the machine. Of course I will take a post over a cyllinder, any day. The set up of that machine alleviates a problem that I have had with every sewing machine I've ever used - flat, post or cyllinder. If I found a post machine with a roller foot, head oriented left to right, I would be very happy.

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#6 Post by dw » Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:05 pm

Erick,

Understood...hey! if you ever find a machine like that, let me know--especially if she's got a sister! Image

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#7 Post by das » Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:05 am

Erick,

That "lefty" cylinder arm is a must for doing the top of the counter and sides of the vamp-wings in English riding boots, or closed boots of that construction, e.g. back-straps, ["Engineer", "biker" boots for example], for the reason you observed--the partially assembled leg goes off to the right--not crammed up the arm. I'm still too sleepy this AM to recall the Singer class # on these lefties, but I have one myself, and it's just a little beefier than the usual right-hand versions--will go through heavier material and takes heavier thread [when wanted].

If you are contemplating making back-strapped riding boots, or others of that type, I think it would be very worthwhile. For cowboy boots, as DW says, a post machine will got you into/out of most places.

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#8 Post by paul » Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:15 pm

Actually,

I was thinking the same thing Al. The Tejas boot would be easier to sew on this type of machine, wouldn't it? I have been wondering how to stitch the counter and vamp-wings, as you call them, on a post machine that doesn't allow room for a boot higher than 10" or 12".
It appears the question would be, would it be able to sew with 69 or 46 size thread?
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#10 Post by erickgeer » Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:38 pm

I found this item on e-bay, the seller thinks that it is a guide for placing and trimming pegs on heels, looks interesting.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3284509968&category=1461

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#11 Post by das » Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:54 am

Erick,

Those are the first I ever seen. From the shape of the heel section, and the placement of the guide-holes, I'd guess they'd be c.1900. For nails(?) rather than pegs(?). Maybe the squeeze handles are a "release", rather than a cutter. IOW, load it up with heel-nails, hold it on the work, beat, press, or otherwise start the nails, squeeze the handles to release, then lift off the tool, and drive the nails home. Somewhat along the lines of the old fashioned "heel wheels". I'm just guessing. Looks cool.

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#13 Post by walrus » Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:42 am

Hi Erick
This is a tool used to adjust the arch in a shoe notice the heel and the arch shape of the top form thats back when they had steel shanks.I am 98% sure .LOL
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#14 Post by erickgeer » Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:15 pm

That makes sense. I know a lot of people that would still like those to be used - if that's what it's for.
Have they really gone so far as to not use steel shanks in mass produced shoes? I took apart a pair of Doc Martins several years ago and was surprised that it had what looked like a bamboo shank in it, but I still find metal shanks in other stuff I take apart - They're installed like junk, but it's still metal.

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#15 Post by dw » Wed May 19, 2004 6:12 am

Dear Cordwainers

Well I've finally retired and have started selling off my extra tools on eBay. Check it out. If you know anybody who needs what's up. Let them know. I'd appreciate it.

http://stores.ebay.com/The-Baileywicke_W0QQsspagenameZL2QQtZkm

I've just begun and will let you know every so often when I've added another bunch.

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#16 Post by dw » Wed May 19, 2004 6:52 am

All,

Sorry, the previous post was supposed to have been posted by "proxy" for John Bailey. Software glitch.

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#17 Post by erickgeer » Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:31 am

I just saw these lasting pliers on ebay - I've never seen this configuration before:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1461&item=6161967462&rd=1 &ssPageName=WDVW

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#18 Post by uncle_bob » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:50 pm

A book "Massive Book" on patterns and designs from around 1876? in Dutch or Swedish? Very interesting stuff. i'll be posting this on ebay in about a week, if anyones interested, blip me an email from my name link and I'll send you a notification once posted.
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#19 Post by uncle_bob » Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:51 pm

A book "Massive Book" on patterns and designs from around 1876? in Dutch or Swedish? Very interesting stuff. i'll be posting this on ebay in about a week, if anyones interested, blip me an email from my name link and I'll send you a notification once posted. The Goldings Volume V is for size reference only, not for sale yet! It includes 24 full size, hand cut patterns, The book has a cover page, 4 pages of txt and 19 pages of illustrations with 64 full figures "illustrations" of size patterns, lasts, designs, measurements, etc.
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#20 Post by cmw » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:36 am

Bob

The book is Old Danish or possibly Norwegian

Our hand shoemaking-The Grundrids system

Let me know if you need somehelp with anything

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#21 Post by erickgeer » Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:57 am

Someone is listing a Fortuna type Skiver on E-Bay, here is the auction number: 8177832546

Say's it's here in Chicago.

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#22 Post by uncle_bob » Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:22 pm

Shoe Related Books going up on ebay!
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#23 Post by uncle_bob » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:03 pm

Shoe Related Books going up on ebay!
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#24 Post by uncle_bob » Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:59 pm

The Danish book is up! Item number: 8178139478 It just went up! Take care!
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#25 Post by admin » Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:05 pm

I would just like to comment and commend both Bob and Erick on their recent posts here in this thread. Posting "heads-up" notices about tools or books, or machines that are shoe or bootmaking related is a service that weall benefit from and that we can easily do for each other.

Sure, if you're interested in bidding on an item and don't want competition, you won't want to bandy it about. But if you're just cruisin' and happen to see something of interest, it's a generous thing to let everyone here know about it.

I hate to see this stuff go to collectors who will mount the items in a shadow box...never to be seen again...never to be used again. Especially when good tools are so hard to come by.

So again...thanks Bob, and thanks Erick and thank to anyone else who has or is inclined to share.

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