More Antique Sewing Machines


Speaking of sewing machines, sewers and quilters “seam” to be very loyal to the brand that they either like or dislike. I myself have had a Singer, Kenmore, another Singer, a Viking, another Singer and now a Pfaff. I have a pretty stripped down model as I need one that does an accurate 1/4″ seam, a good zigzag stitch and a buttonhole stitch. I don’t need all the bells and whistles for what I do. IF I had the money I would buy a Bernina because of the stitch regulator though.

I hope you enjoyed the photos of the sewing machines yesterday. Above is a photo of what looks like a very old machine that didn’t have any information on it, but it’s still neat!

Well, obviously, this is a Singer in great condition. It is from 1887, and uses a shuttle and bobbin.

This is a B. Eldredge Automatic made by the National Sewing Machine Company in 1888. This is a clone of the Wilcox and Gibbs machines. Note that it is electric which was added later in time.

And the last photo I took of the sewing machine display! I hope that when you see an old sewing machine at a garage or auction sale or even in a relative’s attic that you will savor this part of history. Happy sewing!