Thursday, January 26, 2012

Adler 30-70 Leather Patcher

For those who are interested; the video below also shows you how to thread the machine properly.

I love these cobbler machines. This Adler 30-70 is the last model made by Dürkopp Adler in Germany. Other manufacturers make patchers based on the older Singer 29 cobbler machine.

Below is a Singer 29K I restored with a great local artist -
Amanda Lynn. This cobbler machine now belongs to the Goorin Bros. Hat Company in San Francisco.

These machines have been made for over a hundred years with very little change. Like someone once said "...if it's not broken, don't fix it." (see my other blog post on the Adler 30-1)

This video shows how to thread an Adler 30-70 - this will work for cobbler machines that are based on the Singer 29 and similar sewing machines.


  1. Great video!
    Greetings from Durkopp Adler AG headquarter in Germany and the team.
    If you have any suggestions for us what we should publish to help Adler enthusiasts, post a comment there!

  2. Hi,
    I had been work for over 20 year and is so grateful to have this powerful and universal sew machine many thanks adler and all team.