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Send in your Adverts, Sales, Events, etc. Have you any old Leather machinery or equipment to sell? This service is available to Non Members & the General Public.
Posted 23/10/10 I have some hand polished Italian handbag hardware for sale...and also some assorted chain...mostly gold or raw metal. Can you post this on "items for sale" and give my email for further information
Posted 8/7/10 Singer 45K sewing machine wanted mainly for leather goods including bags & belts but occasionally for bridle & tack work/saddlery & rug repairs Anything considered, please call Jon on 07988-518176 or email email@example.com
Posted 7/7/10 I Have a Samco No.2 Hand Operated Wheel Creasing Machine to sell. The machine has an electric heater.£10.00 will secure. The machine weighs 14kg and can be collected from M29 7JT - Just outside Manchester, I could send by carrier if necessary,price to be agreed.. Anyone interested can contact me on 01942 882858.
Posted 2/7/09 Cape Seal Skin available for sale:
We have the following Cape Seal Skin available for sale:
1. 2229 X CAPE SEAL SKIN – FINISHED IN COLOUR (SHINY) - GRADING: (70:16:14) (I:II:III) AVERAGE SKIN SIZE – 4.0 SQFT @ $21.00 PER SKIN
2. 562 X CAPE SEAL SKIN – HAND TIPPED – GRADING: (76:15:9) (I:II:III) AVERAGE SKIN SIZE – 4.0 SQFT @ $21.00 PER SKIN
3. 420 X CAPE SEAL SKIN - CRUST - AVERAGE SKIN SIZE – 4.0 SQFT- US$18.00 PER SKIN
4. 380 X CAPE SEAL SKIN – ODD COLOURS - AVERAGE SKIN SIZE – 4.0 SQFT - US$18.00 PER SKIN
The normal export documentation is available and prices are negotiable if total stock is taken.
Contact; Nick Kemp
3G Group Holdings Inc.
Savanah Office Park, Aloe 16, cnr Rugby
Note. From Francis We are awaiting Pictures
This Singer Sewing Machine 29K58 was primarily used on Leather bags, cases, soft top car roofs and that type of thing. the original operating manual as well as various needles spools and bobbins are included. £300. Offers Considered.
A Leather Cutter RODI 50SL was used to cut soles from bends of leather and trimming once sown on to the shoe. It also has a device for cutting a wedge shape at the base of the sole to allow shaping. £150 Offers considered.
2/9/07 Another Tools Bonanza!! Some are New & Unused . Plese Contact TLC if interested. www.theleatherconnection .com
Lot. No.1. Stitching Clamps
These are virtually unused, They have had the Jaws covered with leather & Strap & Stirrup has been added. £30 only.
Note. The Strap is a traditional adaptation for saddlers to increase the Grip. This however can be an impediment when sewing Leather Goods items. I prefer my own adaptation which is to fit a bolt & wing nut further down the two sides. This allows more flexibility in use.
Lot. No.2. Dixons Plough Gauge.
Brand new Dixons Plough Gauge £225
Lot. No.3 Wad Punch.
Old 1 Inch Diameter Punch, perfect working order. £5
Lot. No.4 Saddlers Pincers.
Little used. £30
Lot. No. 5 Six Way Revolving Punch Pliers.
Good condition £3
Lot. No.6. Saddlers Stuffing Irons.
Unused £30 the pair.
Lot. No. 7. Crew Punches, Oval Punch, Trace End Punch.
Set of 3 Crew Punches, No's 35 - 36 - 39 + Leather Case. £70. + 1 separate No. 37 £25
1 No.22 Oval Punch £10
I Trace End Punch, 1 inch £25
Lot No. 8. Screw Crease, Osborn Pattern Wheel, Pricking Wheel.
Brand New Screw Crease Iron £25
Osborn Pattern Wheel (Little use) £25
Dixons Pricking Wheel (No.5) Brand New £40
Lot No.9. Skirt Shave & two Edge Shaves
Brand New Dixons Skirt Shave £25
Edge Shave No.2 £13
Brand New Edge Shave No.1 Also Dixons.
(Both Dixons tools still have their Labels on.
Note. The owner of these tools informs me that most of them were engraved with her name So any purchaser might want to remove that.
Note From Francis. This request has been answered by one of our site visitors & Martin is now in possession of a Singer K45 Heavy Duty Sewing Machine.
26/11/06 Wanted Urgently, Hi, I run an old traditional leather workshop in N Wales and am in desperate need of a 45K singer leather sewing machine of saddlery capable, in good working order to take up to 18/3 core thread, or equivalent machine, electric if possible. Will collect, reasonable prices considered. Visit my web site on http://www.mlworkshop.co.uk
5/9/06 A Leather Splitter & Singer Leather Sewing Machine model no 29k58 For Sale 'Open To Offers' See Pic's & following info.
Leather skiving machine Contact: Ben Crossley 0792 1826272 North Wales, UK, or Email: Bencrossley@hotmail.com In good working order, solid piece of kit, well oiled. Total spitting width is 19cm / 7 1/2 inch. Blade has plenty of life left in it and still is very sharp. Cast is in good condition, no cracks, every think works, very heavy piece of kit.
The Front Plate States: Made by Whitfield Hodgsons & Brough LTD, Boot Repairing machinery Specialists. KETTERING No 456
Also Available from Ben Crossley At above contact details: Singer leather sewing machine model no 29k58 Good working order, cast is in good condition no cracks, belt good condition, parts are well oiled. (Note from Francis) This was known as a 'Boot Patcher' The Foot could be turned in any direction so that it was possible to stitch in any direction. An electric motor version it is still an essential part of a Shoe Repair Shop.
26/6/06 Jonathan Moore Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Company: Moore Leather City: LADYKIRK Zip: TD151XL Comments: I have an ADLER 105-25 Sewing Machine (cylinder arm, walking foot), on table with 220V motor FOR SALE. Asking £550. Mobile: 0798 628 4909
10/4/06 " Leather Craftsman seeks Career Advancement " Cordwainers College trained , 20 years in the Trade , Boxwork a specialty
, looking to advance Career , willing to relocate . Contact:- email@example.com
13/2/06 If anyone is interested in obtaining a leather and rug sewing machine Barrie
has one for sale in Herefordshire. Singer 45K walking foot, electric motor, flat-bed. Good running order £300
(buyer collects) Tel: 07773 799863. ( Note by Francis. A Singer 45K is a heavy duty machine that will tackle almost anything it uses 3 Cord thread of the type used in Hand Stitching & would be ideal for a Saddler repairing Horse Rugs). Too Late It Has Now Sold. Why not advertise here Yourself?
7/10/05 Nearly new Top of the Range Skiving Machine for sale. One of our contacts has the following hardly used machine surplus to requirements.
(ellegi gl12s skiving machine, 3 phase, excellent condition, good range of feet,
little used Price: £1000+vat). A real bargain.
Have you ever bought Italian cow leather at 0.65, or 0.35, or even 0.15 EUR/sqft ?????
JUST NOW AND FOR A LIMITED TIME THIS IS POSSIBLE!!!
Just to specify, 0.65 EUR/sqft = 6.5 EUR/metre = 7.8 USD/metre!
& nbsp; 0.35 EUR/sqft = 3.5 EUR/metre! = 4.2 USD/metre!
& nbsp; 0.15 EUR/sqft = 1.5 EUR/metre! = 1.8 USD/metre!
Two big warehouses are closing and liquidating everything. They have different items, but MOST OF LEATHER IS COW CALF FULL GRAIN LEATHER!!
You can see the warehouses and inspect the leather. (Copy & Paste Links to view each Video Download) They are to big to set up on this site).
WAREHOUSE N° 2A
The leather in this warehouse is for sale at the average price of 0.35 EUR/sqft. Price not dealble. Payment by irrevocable insured L/C at sight. The price is for the sale on bulk.
WAREHOUSE N° 2B
The leather in this warehouse is for sale at the average price of 0.15 EUR/sqft. Price not dealble. Payment by irrevocable insured L/C at sight. The price is for the sale on bulk.
WAREHOUSE N° 3
The leather in this warehouse is for sale at the average price of 0.65 EUR/sqft. Price not dealble. Payment by irrevocable insured L/C at sight. The price is for the sale on bulk.
THIS IS THE INSTRUCTION WE SEND TO DOWNLOAD AND SEE THE VIDEO:
The link is valid for one week and for ONLY 25 DOWNLOADS, so please HURRY UP AND DOWNLOAD IT NOW if you are interested. IT WILL BE LIKE IF YOU MADE A TRAVEL TO US AND HAD AN INSPECTION.
WARNING: Some people complained that they cannot see the video but just hear the audio. This means that you have not installed the DivX encoder. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF VIDEO PLAYER BUT OF ENCODER. Please download it at this link: http://www.divx.com/ divx/play/download/index.php
PLEASE DO NOT WRITE ASKING FOR PICTURES; WE WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY PICTURE.
To install a good video player go to http://www.winamp.com/player/li te.php We suggest Winamp rather than Windows Media Player or other.
FOR A COMPLETE SHOE FACTORY VIDEO. Yes this is a FREE video. which you can have. complements of 'Italian Fashion Leather' & The Leather Connection.
FOR SHOE MACHINERIES, MIXED, VIDEO. Another FREE video Again with the Complements of 'Italian Fashion Leather' & The Leather Connection. There is a huge collection of second hand machinery on display, mainly for shoes but some of the sewing machines & skiving machines are suitable for any leather work. (an opportunity for a small company or craft worker to pick up equipment at a good price).
FOR A PU SOLE FACTORY VIDEO. Another FREE video with the Complements of 'Italian Fashion Leather' & The Leather Connection. this is one that will only be of interest to a shoe manufacturing unit.
FOR LEATHER SCRAPS VIDEO. Again this is a FREE video Complements of 'Italian Fashion Leather' & The Leather Connection The video shows a tour of the warehouse containing large Plastic Sacks of Leather scraps (known as 'Off Cuts'). There is a wide selection of colours available, a few sacks are opened & a selection of small & large pieces of leather are held up as examples of the sacks contents. These Off Cuts are from the shoe industry & will therefore be 'Chrome Tanned Leather' This type of leather is also suitable for handbags, etc providing the manufacturing process uses 'Turned Edge Construction' But this leather tannage is not really suitable for 'Cut edge work' as the raw edges do not readily take a stained edge finish.
Note. From Francis This sort of offer provides a relatively cheap method of obtaining a supply of leather for the beginner & student learning the Craft.
If you would like any of the above videos email me your request, (stating the videos you are interested in) & I will send you the download link by email. It is not possible to put these downloads on this site due to their length. They are hefty downloads even with Broadband so make sure you can pick up an interrupted download.
To place an order go to 'Italian Fashion Leather' page (List at top of this page) & request a quote & availability. Don't forget to quote Ref: FB-M for preferential service & any current discount available. (there are some at present but there is no guarantee they will remain).
1/7/05 Request From Jim Kladder: Francis, What a site you have. Do you maintain it and how do you keep up with the changes? I have a question for you and also to put on the site. Richard Nicoll is in charge of the coach and Livestock here at Colonial Williamsburg. He is also an International Driving Judge and course designer for horses and carriages. He also repairs and makes driving whips in the old way with goose feathers, whale bone, holly, etc. He looking for a source of white tawed foal skin to plait the thong and silk lashes for the end of the thong. If you or any of the visitors to the site might know of a source, it would be appreciated. Note. From Francis: Any offers? Can anyone help? Please contact Me & I will pass it on or supply a contact email address.
16/6/05 Request for skilled Staff: From Chris Childs. Company. Contrado. London. Tel: 020-8960-4567. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: we are looking for Leather Craftworkers / bags machinists.
(Leather craftworkers use leather to make goods such as bags and purses).
They may use machines or work by hand, using special tools. Machinists use a wide variety of machines - for example, overlockers, which finish raw edges of fabrics too Sometimes they see an item through from start to finish, including design and making. In other cases, they work on one stage of the process and then pass the item to someone else. Hours are normally 8am-5pm 40 hrs per week - but flexible. Salaries range from £8,500 to £18,000 a year. there is usually overtime
Sewing Machinist for an immediate start. Professional experience essential A basic understanding of Over Locker and Flat Bed Machines essential. The hours of work are very flexible, ideal for candidates with children at school.
Note. From Francis. Sewing Machinists made redundant from the Clothing Industry Would quickly adapt. As would Machinists & Craftsmen from the Footwear Industry. They have What is known in the training field as 'Transferable Skills' To view their site visit. www.bagsoflove.co.uk
27/8/04 Special Offers From Obenauf's
BOOT CARE CUSTOMERS
Since we know what the summer heat brings for firefighters,
construction workers, and all of the rest of our active
customers get your boots and gear ready to go now with
this great deal-- 3 Private Label LP's for $20 bucks and
we even throw in a free pair of heavy duty 102" laces.
FIRNITURE AND APPAREL CUSTOMERS
We're running a special for you this Labor Day also. Only
$26.95 for a full half-gallon of the Obenauf's Leather Oil -
$3 off the regular price. Offer expires 9/6 so hurry!
Boot Care Kits are $16.95 -- $3 off the retail store price of $19.95!! Private Label (see below explanation) 8 oz. LPs - 2 for $16.95 Good through September 6 Only - Private Label LPs - 3 for $20.00 + FREE 102" Untreated Boot Laces! Good through September 6 Only - Full 1/2 Gallon of Leather Oil is only $26.95!
You will occasionally see Obenauf's Online has special Overstock Clearance Items from our Private Label Bin! These are the EXACT SAME high quality Obenauf products you love, but they have been private labeled for some of our big name partners like Browning, Carolina Boots, and Viberg.
This excess inventory is priced to clear so buy fast -- when it's gone it's gone!! All of these items are specially marked on our order form.
News Bulletin - No.6 - August 2004 from J. Hewit & Sons
New Paring Machine
We know you have been waiting patiently, but the latest news from the manufacturer is promising. The prototype machines have now been extensively tested and slight modifications have been undertaken. Production is due to start within the next few weeks and we hope to have the new machines available to sell to you by the end of September/early October. Full specifications, prices etc. will be published on our web site as soon as the information is to hand.
Electric Finishing Stove
Utilising a standard 2-ring hot plate, P&S Engraving have produced a very practical and beautifully designed Finishing Stove that will provide for all your finishing requirements.
Voltage - 230v AC - 50Hz
Large ring power consumption - 1500W - Thermostatically controlled
Small ring power consumption - 750W - Thermostatically controlled
Cast aluminium support ring, with adjustable brass/wooden legs and feet.
6-Drawer Type Cabinet
Now available from stock, hand crafted, 6-drawer type cabinets. Each drawer has 42 separate compartments. The cabinet has been designed to allow for a drawer to be removed and placed on top whilst being used. Cost: £110.50
All of the prices listed above are subject to shipping and handling charges and VAT@ 17.5% where applicable
15/7/04 An urgent request from Paul Hunt. email@example.com He wishes to purchase any secondhand Leatherwork tools that anyone might have surplus to requirements. He particularly needs a stitching pony, any response would be welcome please contact him on the above email address.
8/4/04 3 books on saddle making by the late Al Stohlman. Titled: 'The Stohlman Encyclopedia of Saddle Making Volume Three. (Western Saddles), These books are brand new & still shrink wrapped they are hardback books & sell for $79.99 at Tandy The seller is asking $49.99 each plus shipping, contact email address: Shedarae@aol.com Be quick or you will miss this offer..
1/11/03. Inquiry From Nelson Francisco. Nelson is looking for Leather Books on the subject of 'Saddle Making' & any which cover the subject of 'Saddle Skirting' Has anyone got books to sell? Can anybody recommend some books on this subject? Is anyone Writing books on Saddle Construction? Please contact us at 'The Leather Connection' So that we can help Nelson with his search.
7/7/03. www.Italian-Fashion.It. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Now have available 13,000 pairs of Paciotti sandals, most for men. Note All these Sandals are now sold But visit their page for further offers.
7/7/03. J Hewit & Sons Ltd. can now offer Self-adhesive Felt - Their Felt is ideal for lining boxes and slipcases. As it is self-adhesive, its application to board and wood could not be easier. The felt is made from a mix of 70% viscose and 30% wool and is available in 6 attractive shades on roll widths of 900mm. The weight of the material is approximately 170gsm and it has a thickness of approximately 1.0mm. The adhesive is a high-tack modified acrylic transfer tape.
Please contact them for a sample swatch. This new product may now be ordered from their online shop. Prices: 0-29 metres - £6.04/metre 30+ metres - £4.59/metre.
Bookbinders Starter Pack -They also provide 'Bookbinders Starter Pack'. It contains the basic tools and materials that you will require to get you started in the ancient craft of bookbinding. Each pack will contain:
4 x 0.5 metres Reliance Bookcloth - Red, Blue, Green, Black
1 x metre No 1 Mull
1 x 33 metre roll 10mm Cotton Sewing Tape
1 x 50g skein Linen Thread
1 x packet No 18 needles
1 x No.14 Wooden Glue Brush
1 x packet Cold Water Paste Powder
1 x 6" pointed Bone Folder
1 x Clip Point Knife, Damascus Steel
1 x pair 6" scissors
2 x half sheets Greyboard
2 x sheets assorted Kaskad Paper
2 x sheets assorted JHS Marble Paper
The items in this pack are valued at £44.73, but are offered for sale at £40.00. The pack may also be ordered from the online shop.
Bangladeshi Calfskin Necks - These economical pieces of leather that are suitable for small leather goods, leather craft work and modelling, such as dolls, miniature saddles and bridles. The misshapen off-cuts are available as follows:
Average Skin Size: 0.28m² (3ft²)
Colours available: Natural, Dyed Black, Dyed Dark Brown and Dyed Tan
Standard Substance: 1.0 - 1.1mm
Price for single skins:
Natural - £2.50 per skin
Dyed - £3.00 per skin
'Fair' skins are also available as above, but they re-tan the skins with Sumac or Tara. then soften and shave to 0.8mm to produce a beautiful, silky soft leather.
£8.00 per skin These skins may be ordered from their online shop. Quantity discounts are available. All of the prices above are subject to shipping and handling charges and VAT where applicable
A Large Leather Supplier in the Far East. Has asked use to act as Forwarding Agent for their top Quality Pigskins. These are available in a range of colours & finishes for a variety of uses. Select from, Bags, Furniture, Clothing, Shoes, etc. Contact us for further information.
M.P.L (Thailand) CO., Ltd. Can supply 'Shagreen' Skins (Stingray Skins) The Leather Connection has been asked to act as UK agent for this company. These are extremely hard wearing skins as well as producing highly fashionable leathergoods which at present is only available to the high end market We can ship your orders & arrange delivery. The skins are available in a range of colours & we can supply colour charts as well as price lists. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity supplies are limited. A range of other exotic skins are also available, select from: Snake, Shark, Ostrich & many more. Contact us or M.P.L for further information & at all times quote Ref: FB-M.
Note. These skins are a by-product of the local fishing industry as Stingray is a food fish in that area. If it could not be used it would be discarded as waste. All the other skins form part of the food chain & the skins are a by-product. No rare or endangered species are involved. To see a colour chart for 'Shagreen' Click Here Contact them at, email@example.com
We can also offer A vast range of Handbags, Belts & Small Leathergoods made from the above skins & from the same Company. Please contact us for illustrations & Price lists. Quote the same reference listed above. To see some illustrations of Handbags, etc made from these beautiful skins. Quantity orders please it is not possible to purchase single items. Click Here
Wanted: By Miranda Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org looking for a square leather box...something with a lid and no inside detail other than a lining...(no pockets...etc..) I will be using it as a portfolio box. I have seen similar boxes used as archival or museum boxes...possibly a photo/film box...but I am looking for black leather instead of paper...and I can't find a square box anywhere. I'm not tremendously crafty so the idea of making one myself scares me a little...so I'm interested in having one custom made for me. I am looking for one at least 10" x 10", and preferably 12" x 12". (depth could be up to 2").
Wanted: Bill Hague USA. requires a supplier of: 1.5mm to 1.7mm (4oz) Black Drum Dyed Chrome Tanned Horse Hide. for Motorcycle Clothing email@example.com
Talas Now supply Teflon Bone Folders in two sizes Large & Small I have been sent one of each for trial. They are 100% better than the current poor quality bone versions normally available. They have the normal point at one end & a square tapered end at the other making them ideal for the bookbinding industry as well as leathergoods. With their non stick qualities they are easier to keep clean as well as having a better slip quality which is ideal for folding & rubbing down turnovers without risk of marking delicate leathers. As one of the old school of Craftsmen it is not often that I am enthusiastic about new products or tools but take my word for it these are good. If you are ordering direct please quote Ref: FB-M. Note. UK & Europe These Superior Bone Folders are stocked by J Hewit & Sons Ltd. (See following entry).
Small Teflon Folders Large Teflon Folders
5. 3/4 x 5/8. x 1/4 inches thick 6. 1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 inches thick
1 - 5 = $17.00 each. 1- 5 = $20.00 each.
6 - 10 = $14.oo each. 6 - 10 = $16.00 each.
11 - 50 = $9.00 each. 11 - 50 = $11.00 each.
51 - 100 = $8.00 each. 51 - 100 = $10.00 each.
101 - 500 = $7.50 each. 101 - 500 + $9.50 each.
Special Offers From, J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. They now offer a ' Matt Antiqued' version of their popular 'Bright Genuine Gold Foil' & Still reasonably priced. They are also offering some useful tools, (see pictures opposite). A Zenith Paper Punch is available as well as Traditional Paring & Lifting Knives made from hardened Hacksaw Blades I can thoroughly recommend them I used to make my own from hacksaw blades with the teeth ground off they keep their edge longer & you can get a better & shorter angle on them. Being Left Handed (as all clever people are) I ground mine the opposite way. I have no doubt that Hewit's will oblige for other special folk like me out there. They also stock the Teflon Bone Folders. (When ordering quote ref: FB-M).
For a list of machinery suitable for the footwear & leathergoods industry visit S.Com. Find them at No.62 on the 'Organisations' Page.
Watered Silk Effect End Papers J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. Announce the introduction of this new range of papers. The embossed paper which gives the traditional look of watered moire silk is now available in a choice of 6 traditional colours. The papers are 90gsm & short grain: 762mm x 560mm for blue & black shades & 762mm x 508 for the other colours. For prices & quantities contact them. firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for Help !! From Norm Lovett. Are there any Artisans out there among members or visitors who would be prepared to make a leather camera case for him? This is a Leica M6 camera with a Summilux 50 mm/1.4 lens. (This is a solid leather style, corner stitched. Not a modern soft Slip in Case.) Please contact Norm at, Harlyz48@aol.com or Contact me Francis for more information.
Wanted !! A request for a supplier of leather belts, (with or without buckles). A Wholesale connection is required. Contact: Ari Lilker 30-82 Emens Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11235. USA. Tel: 718-891-7982. E-mail: email@example.com
Wanted !! A UK Computer Company requires a supplier for small quantities of good quality leather cases for Laptop Computers. Please contact me Francis for further information.
For Sale !! Kersen.com "End of Tax Year" Sale Offer!! 15% off... All catalogue purchases until April 4th 2002!! There are some interesting offers & bargains, don't miss this one. Francis
For Sale !! The Jelling Dragon. Have a sale running now. There are price reductions on many of their jewellery items. If you like authentic period jewellery & belt fittings don't miss this one. Find them on ‘Retail Outlets & Shopping Malls’
Wanted!! "I would like to purchase old leather working Saddler's/Leathergoods tools made by T. Dixon, T. & J. Dixon, T. Dixon & Son as well as by Blanchard. Please state what you have and the price. Ron Ross,” Additional requirements, A No. 33 Crew Punch. Ross Saddlery, St. Joe, Indiana, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.rosaddlery.com
J Hewit & Sons Ltd e-mail: email@example.com http://www.hewit.com Have published their January 2002 Price List. Available from their ‘Downloads’ page on their web site. See also their reduced prices for:- Japanese Screw Punches & Teflon Bone Folders. They can all be purchased on line.
Wanted!! A manufacturer prepared to produce a small collection of: Holdalls, Handbags, Laptop Cases, Brief Cases & Belts. (A very high standard of craftsmanship is essential).Contact: Lucy at, firstname.lastname@example.org