1915 Model 115
I had a couple of old model 66 machines that I couldn't seem to find a home for. Both had motors and standard hand wheels. You must have a "Spoked" handwheel to run a hand crank.
So, I bought some and converted the model 66 to a hand crank machine and they work just perfect.
I actually sewed some heavy leather belt strips with the model 66 using the hand crank. Wow,
as long as you start with the needle down, it sews it with ease.
One of the machines didn't have a back plate. The only material I had was some plexi-glass.
I traced around another "Back Plate" and with the help of a belt sander, I made a back plate that
you can see through. I'll bet there will be at least 1 kid watching the works on the inside through that window on this 1948, model 66.