I did a google search, and found that SIMANCO stands for Singer Manufacturing Co. I also found a picture that may be a match for YOUR mystery item. It is an accessory for The Vintage Singer Model 301, the first slant-needle sewing machine. The part is a "Stocking Darner #35776: works on all lock stitch sewing machine. For mending stocking or socks."The webpage I found this on is:http://singer301.com/accessories/default.htmlIt is the last item on the page.
Well how about that! I found a page showing how it is used! I would have never guessed!http://www.april1930s.com/html/singer_stocking_darner.html
Very interesting to see the item in use!Do you think we will win PRIZES for coming up with answers? ;)
Dunno. When I FIRST saw the picture, I thought it was something that goes around your upper arm, to hold your rolled up shirt sleeves and you put a bunch of keys on the rings.You know, someone that worked with a lot of keys, might have used that.Then, when I read your text, I thought, "Oh no. Not even close, Rosa."LOLGlad the mystery has been resolved!Rosa RobichaudSaint John, New BrunswickCanada
Oh Bobbie, that would be fun! But I think my prize will be the quilt Ruthie has of mine and I"m picking up in Sept when I go down to retreat with her! I can't wait for a weekend of fun and quilting!
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