Chest Operated Sewing Machine.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Provides ability to operate a variable speed sewing machine without the use of hands. A mounting arm was developed with a chest pad to operate the lever switch of the sewing machine. By using the chest it allows hands to be free to control the fabric in the machine. Includes picture. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: David law, Jr., Woodrow Wilson Rehab Center, Rehab. Engineering Dept., Fishersville, VA 22939, 703-885-9724. TITLE: Tools, Equipment
Industrial Sewing Machine Adaptation.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation of an industrial treadle sewing machine so it can be operated with hands and arms only. Illustrates an adaptation consisting of a hinged board attached to the front of the sewing machine, connected to the foot pedal by means of a threaded rod and turnbuckles. Includes photographs. COMMENTS: For information contact: Peter Axelson, 5858 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz, California 95060 SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J J; Tin
Sewing Machine With Puff And Sip Control System.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Sip and puff control for sewing machine for person unable to use the standard leg or foot controls. The foot control of a standard industrial sewing machine was modified with a sip and puff control. The harder the person blows on the tube the faster the machine will run. Sipping on the tube raises the presser foot. Speed is maintained by blocking the tube with the tongue. Includes picture. SKILLS REQUIRED: Electronics. AUTHOR: Don Warren, Clinical Conv
Shad Sewing Machine Model 607ARC2006/7
The Shad Sewing Machine is a wireless, remote-controlled sewing machine specifically designed for those with restricted movement who have difficulty doing needlework using a standard sewing machine. This device is comprised of 2 units: An on/off switch that can be placed anywhere round the workstation and an interface unit mounted on the machine body which picks up a radio signal from the switch and operates the machine. When the switch is pressed, the machine will start/stop stitching. The devi