“They were not great innovators,” says Harry Berzack, who owns about 500 sewing machines of various makes and models.
But one thing everyone agrees on was Singer’s unprecedented ability to get its machines into the hands of customers. That may be why collectors of antique and vintage sewing machines have so much fun collecting Singers—there are a lot of models to choose from.
Another Singer machine that’s popular with collectors (as well as seamstresses and tailors, for that matter) is the Featherweight, which was introduced in 1933 at the Chicago World’s Fair.
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We do not buy, sell, or deal in most later treadle sewing machines.
We never buy sell or deal in electric sewing machines by any maker that are in pieces of furniture.
Sewing baskets held other necessary items such as scissors and thimbles.
When it comes to Singer, even avid sewing-machine collectors tend not to mince their words.
The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.Vintage 1951 Working Black Singer 301 Sewing Machine W/ Foot Pedal & Case Singer 221-1 Featherweight Sewing Machine With Extras Singer 301a Sewing Machine In Original Case With Accessories Vintage 1956 Singer 222k Featherweight Sewing Machine In Case Works!These tables are taken from Singer publications; they show the dates for a particular range of serial numbers for the given plants.One of the earliest was the Turtleback from 1856, which was only in production for a few years but paved the way for Singer’s New Family machine, which was introduced in the 1860s before being renamed the Singer Model 12.The machine came in hand-crank and treadle versions, and featured decorative gold details on its jet-black body. This machine is considered a breakthrough because of its oscillating shuttle, but the next year an even more significant development occurred—Singer put an Edison electric motor in one of its machines, a foreshadowing of things to come.
In other words, and bottom line, common / later sewing machines are worth whatever you can sell them for. That might be $1000.00 or more, but more likely $50.00 or less.