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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Heavy Duty Improved German Sewing Machine Air Lift

For years these German made sewing machine air lift mechanisms have been the choice for sewing machine cabinet manufactures. For years consumers have commented about the paint on the upright support would wear down, pit and gum up the roller bearings.

That issue has now been resolved with the introduction of a new zinc plated upright providing a durable surface for the roller bearings to ride up and down on the upright without chipping off any paint.

These are still the same German made airlifts being imported and sold by several US companies. Cottage Craft specializes in Amish made sewing cabinets and also makes the same sewing cabinet hardware used in the Amish cabinets available for those who want to build a sewing cabinet or are in need of replacing old hardware.

Working with the largest Amish hardware supply company Cottage Craft Works is able to provide the heavy duty 50 lb sewing air lift for about the same price as others are selling the lighter duty air lift for.

This can be a significant savings over what you might pay if you purchase this heaver duty lift elsewhere.

The lift operates off a cable and pulley system attached to a pressurized air cylinder similar to those used on automobile back hatch lids.

Cottage Craft is a full line old fashioned online general store dedicated to self sustaining lifestyles.  

The company has gained a respected reputation and was mentioned in the December/January 2015 issue of Vogue Patterns Magazine as a resource for Amish handcrafted sewing machine cabinets.

Collapsible Insulated Hunting Dog Transport Box

Hunting dog hunters take note of this collapsible insulated dog transport box from Cottage Craft 

It provides so much more protection from the elements when traveling in the back of an open pickup during cold weather hunting; this insulated box will keep them ready for the hunt.

This sturdy hunting dog box uses full length riveted piano style hinges it is perfect for hunting dog owners with limited storage space during the off seasons. 

Traditional aluminum dog boxes quickly absorb and transfers heat and cold to the inside,

This dog transport box is insulated to a 4.6 R-Value. Two-way swinging aluminum dog door provides a warm and toasty transport during cold weather hunts. Door position is raised to keep bedding dry during rainy periods.

When open the dog box measures 35-1/4” x 24” x 25.

Cottage Craft is a unique back-to-basics general store providing hard to find products from deep within the Amish communities from all across the US.

Chandelier Reproduction Hanging Single Oil Lamp

Beautiful Amish reproduction chain hung chandelier uses a new old fashioned style quilted pattern oil lamp. 

Glass lamps are available in several different colors; these functional oil lamps are still being made and used in Amish homes.

Old fashion oil lamps are still is used in the Amish self-sustaining communities. Just as people did before electricity reached rural areas of the country the Amish who live off-grid still use these oil lamps and lanterns. Oil lamps are great for emergency lighting during and after storms when normal grid-power is not available or for those returning to off-grid lifestyles.

Select from black, gold, or stainless to fit your individual decor; these lamps are perfect for backup lighting or to fully live off-grid.

Hanging oil lamps are also available in a horse hames chandelier for that country ranch home.
Lamps are USA Amish made in Ohio and are available exclusively online at Cottage Craft

Cottage Craft is a unique back-to-basics general store providing hard to find old fashioned products used before electricity was widely made available.  

Many of the products are handpicked from deep within the Amish communities from all across the US where they are still being made just like they were at the turn of the Century.

Amish Compact Wash Line-Clothesline Pulley Kit

Pulley equipped clothesline allows easy access to outdoor clotheslines without ever having to step off a back porch. 

This becomes a rather significant advantage for those who don’t want to tramp through and track in wet grass and mud from an early morning dew. Even more so for those who totally depend on outdoor clothes drying year round even with deep snow on the ground.  

The concept of a pulley driven clothesline concept is not new. Pulley mounted clotheslines were widely used between multi story apartment buildings long before automatic clothes dryers were available.

The operator can stand in one place preferably at the back door to the laundry room and completely load and unload a clothes line.

The Amish have taken the pulley concept a bit farther. Having large families and multiple wash loads the Amish have built a heavy duty pulley system to extend a clothesline up to 150’ away from the house.

The outbound pulley can be mounted high up on a building or post to allow the clothes to be well elevated up off the ground out of reach and conflict of other activities and animals in the yard.

There’s even an optional elevator pulley system to raise the operator pulley so that it also lifts the clothesline up and out of the way on the house end.

Cottage Craft is a unique back-to-basics general store providing hard to find old fashioned products used before electricity was widely made available.  

Many of the products are handpicked from deep within the Amish communities from all across the US where they are still being made just like they were at the turn of the Century. 

USA Water Well Pitcher Pumps and Parts, Heller Aller

Popular Amish USA made brass cylinder shallow well picture pumps have been pumping fresh potable water since 1886.

Those who depend on a hand pitcher well pump have relied on Heller Aller pumps to deliver for centuries.

Whether you live off grid, have one as a backup, or just use a pitcher pump up at the cabin you know that one cannot go without fresh water.

While many imported pumps have flooded the market; unless they are being purchased for ornamental displays, those who have purchased them soon find out they are not dependable and parts are not even available to match metric sizing.

Cottage Craft is a supplier of old fashioned hard to find products for homesteading and living off the grid sells all the USA made Heller Aller pumps and complete parts to rebuild them.

This is rather refreshing in today’s merchant frenzy to just sell products without the old fashioned support to get the parts and leather repair kits should one become damaged.

The PHB brass cylinder force pump is the most popular shallow well pump sold today.  It allows water to be pumped up to an overhead tank for gravity flow.  The PHB can also be used in line to a shallow well electric pump to pull water in case of electrical outages.

The Fig-T brass cylinder pump is a traditional shallow well pitcher pump ideally used at a sink side.

Cottage Craft can also provide you all your deep well hand pumps including windmill and force pumps.

Metal silhouettes for country and hunting decor

While most use thin metals and spray paint metal silhouettes ours are Amish USA made using 14 gauge steel and then powder coated with a durable outdoor baked on finish for years of service.  

Popular personalized two man saw blade is 59” long to form a lasting impression on visitors who will pass through your doors and gates for years to come.

Cottage Craft specializes in finding hard to find USA Amish made products from deep into the back roads of America.

The Amish have an outstanding reputation for building high quality products that are just made to last.

Imagines are transformed by an Amish artist into a laser engraving machine.  The attention to detail provides unique reverse patterns not found in most other silhouette engravings.

Amish Silhouettes are available for the passionate wildlife and hunting-fishing enthusiast to the country home decorator with cowboy, horses and wagons images of the past and current Amish and American Heritages are available.

Hand Painted Barn quilt signs with affordable shipping

Popular vintage American Heritage quilt patterns are being transformed by hand painting onto outdoor sign material by talented Amish artist. 

We offer them in 24” x 24” quilt block squares to provide economical shipping for larger sizes.

Bright and cherry barn quilts have added colorful memories to the Midwestern landscape. If you have recently traveled through Indiana and Ohio recently you may have noticed these beautiful quilt signs and barns and structures.

Up until now the larger sizes in 4’x 4’ to 4’ x 8’ have been cost prohibitive to ship to other parts of the US.  The smaller sizes that can be shipped are simply dwarfed when they are placed on the gable of most buildings.

Cottage Craft offers the popular Star Spin, Eight Point Star, Mariner Compass and Autumn Leaf quilt patterns in 24” square blocks that can be assembled in different configurations to build any size of barn quilt display desired.

Each pattern is hand painted by an Amish artist to duplicate the authentic patterns used in Amish hand stitched quilts.

The patterns are painted on exterior grade MDF board used by commercial sign companies.

If you’re in driving distance to Northern Indiana; Cottage Craft Works can arrange to have larger sizes made and available for you to pickup. 

Cottage Craft Works is a back-to-basics general store specializing in mostly Amish cottage based businesses. 

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