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Old 09-02-2015, 05:55 PM   #14
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Singer 1911 Machine

Forklift...

I'll bet this machine was originally in a treadle cabinet and later moved to a portable carry case - just guessing.
I can't tell for sure from the photos whether this is / isn't a walking foot machine. I kind of doubt it but you can confirm it - see below.

If it is not a WF machine you will likely have material feed problems - I did and CrustyChief confirms the same.

I included a close-up of the SailRite machine - the foot on the top (Presser Foot) moves to the rear of the machine along with the bottom grooved feed (feed dog) - the top then raises and moves forward for the next cycle.
That's what the bar & mechanism above & behind the upper feed dog does and I don't see anything similar on your machine.

You should be able to test this easy - just rotate the side wheel by hand and see if the top foot moves or is stationary & only exerts force down.
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