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Whether you have inherited an old sewing machine or picked one up at the local thrift shop, you may be curious about its value. Antique Singer sewing machine values are determined by many different factors, including the condition of the machine and the desirability of the model. Determining what your Singer is worth gives you the knowledge you need to insure, sell, or just enjoy your machine.
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Vintage Singer machine. Was in working condition when purchased 5 years ago, I have never tried to use it though it has only ever been used as a decorative piece Both left and right side flaps can be removed It is quite heavy and will require 2 people to lift. Cabinet measurements are as follows: H: mm W: mm with both flaps down W: mm with left flap up as in photo D: mm Pickup in Yarraville
Although they are often found at garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales with very low price tags, there are several models of antique Singer sewing machines that are highly sought after by collectors. These beautiful pieces of sewing history are popular with antiques collectors and sewing enthusiasts alike. Because of the many technological changes Singer introduced over the years, examining the serial number on any Singer will reveal the time period in which the machine was produced.
The NeedleBar was an international group of enthusiastic collectors of antique and vintage to sewing machines, who also had an interest in researching the history of these fascinating items, their inventors and their makers. As the site owner I have been online freely sharing and maintaining information about this fascinating subject for 18 years since The NeedleBar Museum has been online sincethe latest incarnation of my web site resources.
Before you can start bidding, we need some additional information. The first sewing machines were made of bone or animal horn over 25, years ago, but the art of mechanical sewing as we know it today began in when Elias Howe was granted a US patent for his invention of the sewing machine. Not only is a sewing machine a very speedy way of making clothing and other material goods, they can also be very collectable objects.
If you find this site useful and want to make a small donation to support its maintenance and expansion, then please use button below. This site is provided as an information resource for people wanting to know more about domestic Singer sewing machines and their accessories. To a time when a beautiful black and gold icon provided a fully adjustable stitch, tension which was easy to adjust and calibrate, and when any old thread could be used top or bottom, whether it matched or not, was cotton or polyester, or even one of each.