Saturday, 27 April 2013
The Mystery Buttonholer
Here it is with its clothes back on.
It came in a plastic box (only slightly cracked),
along with all the extra bits and pieces.
I love these little half cams.
But it is still a bit of a mystery. There is no clue as to who manufactured it or where. I got in touch with Helen Howes because she has a similar buttonholer on her website - it's the one in the brown tin, which looks like an earlier version of mine. She very kindly sent me a copy of the instructions. These confirmed what I suspected - no details of the manufacturer there either, otherwise Helen would have said who made it in the description of the item. Also I was pleased to see that I had been getting everything right when I had been trying it out the night before.
Now I have to do some serious practising on some scrap material. I haven't tried it out again since cleaning and oiling it. Before I cleaned it the bight adjustment lever made no difference whatever position it was in, even though when I had the cover off I could see it was moving freely. It all remains to be seen...