ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE SEWING MACHINES WANTING A NEW HOME

We are buyers, sellers, collectors and restorers of vintage and antique sewing machines and all the ephemera that goes with them.
This blog lists sewing machines, attachments and other related items that we have for sale.

Email us at jvanmep@execulink.com for more details and pictures of the items. We'd be happy to answer your questions.

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SINGER BENTWOOD CASE - KEY



CASE KEY FOR THE SINGER BENTWOOD CASE

For sale here is the case key for the Singer Bentwood Cases;  Simanco part number 124428.  We have 5 of these keys for sale.  

They are $10.00USD each which includes shipping to the USA mainland, as well as to Canada.  
  
 
Note, they are $10.00USD each and there are 5 of them for sale.

 Email with any further questions or for an international shipping quote.




SINGER PUZZLE BOX - FOR LONG BOBBIN MACHINES

SINGER PUZZLE BOX - STYLE 11 - COMPLETE

FOR SINGER MODEL 27, 28, 127, 128
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The complete box - with 'Burgundy' lining

The ruffler, shirring plate and 5 original long bobbins

The tucker, under braider foot, wide hemmer foot and quilting guide
The 6 wide hemmers - with numbers 1 to 6, and the narrow hemmer

The screwdrivers, awl, seam and bias guides and the under braider

The closed box - "Patented 1889, February 19"

Ref. #200. Price for this Singer Puzzle Box is $80.00 USD which includes shipping to Canada and continental USA. Email with any further questions or for an international shipping quote.

SINGER PUZZLE BOX - FOR CLASS 15


SINGER PUZZLE BOX - STYLE 11 - COMPLETE
FOR SINGER IMPROVED FAMILY (I F) AND 15-30 MACHINES
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The complete box - with 'royal purple' lining

The ruffler, shirring plate and 5 older style machined class 15 bobbins
The tucker, under braider foot, wide hemmer foot and quilting guide

The 6 hemmers - with numbers 1 to 6 and the narrow hemmer

The screwdrivers, awl, seam and bias guides and the under braider for the class 15 machines

The closed box - "Patented 1889, February 19"

Ref. #199. Price for this Singer Puzzle Box is $110.00 USD which includes shipping to Canada and continental USA. Email with any further questions or for an international shipping quote.




SINGER 411G SEWING MACHINE


SINGER 411G SEWING MACHINE

 FOR SALE - Singer 411G slant-shank, flat bed sewing machineSome say that the Singer 411G and it's free arm version, the 431G, were the high point of Singer’s sewing machine designs and production. Manufactured in Germany, the 411G produces outstanding performance and reliability, resulting in it being a highly sought after sewing machine, by both collectors and users.  If my information is correct, the 411G was only made in small numbers in 1964 and 1965 making them harder to find. 

The 411G is unique in that it has been designed to quite easily adapt for placing into a treadle cabinet.  The instructions for doing this are on page 99 in the manual.  It also has chain stitch capabilities with the insertion of the chain stitch throat plate.  This unique throat plate is missing from this machine.

This 411 G has been fully serviced - cleaned, lubricated and put through various 'sewing paces'. 

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The complete 'outfit'.  
Includes various attachments shown in more detail below

5 top-hat cams, 

an original manual

the wooden base and case cover

 
The front of the machine

 
The back of the machine

 

 

 
There are 30ish built in stitches, as well as the capacity for additional top-hat cams.

 
By rotating the two dials, a combination of various decorative stitch are possible

The included attachments
Ruffler foot
Multi-slotted binder


Zipper foot

  Foot hemmer

Straight stitch foot

Button sewing foot

Special purpose presser foot
Seam guide

Cams #1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The straight stitch throat plate
The embroidery hoop guide
The large and small Singer screw drivers
 

The 103 page, original manual is in good shape.
 




The electrical system is for 110-120 volts


Serial number  - JE198964

 Price for this Singer 411G Sewing Machine is $250.00 USD. 



  Email with any further questions or for a shipping quote - we encourage local pick up or the arrangement of a 'pony express'.



SINGER 421G - FREEARM


Singer 421G Free Arm Sewing Machine

FOR SALE - This German made Singer 421G Slant-Shank sewing machine is considered one of the best machines Singer ever made. This 421 G has been fully serviced - cleaned, lubricated and put through various 'sewing paces'. 
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 The complete 'outfit'.  
Includes various attachments shown in more detail below
5 top-hat cams, 
an original manual
cover case which snaps in place over the machine

 
 The front of the machine with the flat bed in place

 The front of the machine shown as a free-arm... the bed and attachment box removed

 
 View from the top

 


  
By rotating the two dials, a combination of various decorative stitch are possible
  
  This machine has 30ish built in stitches as well as the capacity for additional top-hat cams.

 
 As seen from the back with the flat bed removed

 

 

 
 The 96-page original manual... shows some signs of wear, but still clear and usable

 The removed flat-bed with it's flip up side table, much like the Singer featherwights and 301s


The attachments store in a compartment below the flat sewing surface

 
 The included attachments
Ruffler foot
Darning foot
Zipper foot
Rolled hemmer
Straight stitch foot
Button foot
Special purpose foot
Cams #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Three additional feed dog cover plates - 
- straight stitch, raised straight stitch and raised zigzag

 

Electrical Specs - 110-120 volts


 
 Serial number  PB 163785

 Price for this Singer 421G Sewing Machine is $300.00 USD. 

  Email with any further questions or for a shipping quote - shipping the snap in place case may be difficult to do - we encourage local pick up or the arrangement of a 'pony express'.








CHILD'S TOY TREADLE SEWING MACHINE


Child's Toy Treadle Sewing Machine

Bayerische Nahmaschinenfabrik A.G. 

Model 11 or 11a


Like GT plate 2-28 - but in the treadle version 
 Toy treadle sewing machines are quite hard to find.
This machine was likely manufactured in the 1920s sometime.
The base is a Mission Oak style wood stand.


 
 Back Side


 From the top
The decal ruler shows wear.
The table top is approximately 10" x 20" and stands 20" high.


 Flywheel end
The set up is for treadling or for hand cranking.


 The left side end


 Note the small treadle pedal and wooden pitman arm.



 The body of this toy is cast iron.  The front plate is tin.  
It has a chain-drive mechanism inside.
It makes a chain stitch.  However, we have not attempted to stitch with this machine.  It does all turn freely.  


 The machine is about 4.25" wide at the flywheel.  It stands about 7" high to the top of the spool pin. and it is about 9" from the end of the stitch plate to the tip of the hand crank handle.

 Although the heritage marks show the evidence of age, the beautiful rose decal is still in amazing shape.


 The tension mechanism is not original to this machine, nor is the wire thread guide at the top of the needle bar.  


 The finish does show 'heritage markings'.  


 Another close up of the replacement tension mechanism and tread guide.

 The stitch plate showing evidence of it's age with 'pitting' evident.


The Stitch plate


 The end plate




If this flywheel could talk, it would no doubt have many stories to tell about the children who have operated this machine.
On careful inspection, you will note that the flywheel has undergone some repair.  It does not turn perfectly true.  Somewhere in it's history, it must have sustained some damage, possibly do to a fall or a hit, and I can imagine the grief this would have caused some poor child.  The repair was not perfect.... but this adds to the charm of the unknown story of this machine and it's operators over the last 80 or 90 years.  



 Price for this Bayerische Toy Treadle Sewing Machine is $1250.00 USD NEW PRICE - $975.00 USD, which includes shipping to Canada and continental USA. Email with any further questions or for an international shipping quote.

To ship this machine, the treadle base will be disassembled and securely packed with solid sheets of Styrofoam.