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Interested in antique and vintage sewing machines, and items related to Dewhurst & Sons cotton mfr Skipton UK.


Danish scissor and thimble set - Sewingin Sewing
Singer 66 Bobbin Winder that runs from belt - Sewingin Sewing
My antique sewing machines (some of them) - Sewingin Sewing
more Dewhurst Cotton  - Sewingin Sewing
Dewhurst Sylko thread, boxes and related items. - Sewingin Sewing


  1. I think Christine's questions have all been answered a while back but the decal is known by collectors as Orange Blossom. Singer did have names for some of their decal sets, although I've never seen t...
  2. Lovely condition 128 with Roccoco decals
  3. This machine is a 128. It's hard to make out the decals from the photos :)
  4. Nice model 99 with Eye decals :) the machine serial number is at the front, right side of the bed
  5. Value is really hard and depends on a lot of factors. Hand crank machines are hard to find in some places. If it was an 1889 in really good original condition that would be worth more than a refurbish...
  6. The serial number dates to 1889. It's been refurbished at some stage, most likely by a Singer dealer, it was a service they offered :)
  7. Lovely combination treadle/hand crank, they aren't easy to find. I agree too on the restoration - the table came up beautifully.
  8. Lovely to have a machine that's been in your family :) It's a model 66 with Egyptian or "Lotus" decals.
  9. It seems to be a fairly early 28 hand crank that's had a refurbished paint work and decals at some stage. What is the serial number?
  10. Your Betsy Ross machine is beautiful. Made by National, it's the model known as IEB or Improved Eldredge B.
  11. The copyright date in the manual posted in the link above, is 1975.
  12. It's a model #69. The sub-model with these is important to tell you what it does - is there a little brass plate on it with 69-x? See if you can recognise it from the descriptions in the manual http...
  13. It would have been sold by a reseller, Ian :) Spectator isn't one I've come across - I wonder if you search on Trove? Whoever sold or carried that brand name as their house brand may have advertised t...
  14. It's a Japanese Automatic Zig zag machine - there might be clues as to maker underneath it. Apart from a few exceptions, an electric sewing machine has the value of a second hand sewing machine - fact...
  15. Your Brunswick is a National machine :)
  16. From the appearance I would say it's a Toyota made machine.
  17. This machine has the logo of Berhard Stoewer, German manufacture, and dates to 1909.
  18. This Ideal is a Japanese central bobbin machine based on the Singer 15, you can see the Japan Light Industry mark there, JL-A 19. It would have been made some time after the 1950s and isn't connected ...
  19. This Montgomery Wards machine with the circular plate is a National S40. Unusual looking machines, the mechanism under that big round plate is a VS.
  20. This machine is a National, model is called Vindex type 1
  21. you can date your early New Home here :)
  22. It's a White model either 41 or 43, dates to late 30's to mid 40s
  23. Greist is the manufacturer of the feet. The machine is a National :)
  24. Very pretty blue - appears to be made by Brother. Would date to late 40s early 50s
  25. It's a Brother, as in the well known Japanese brand, established in 1908. A straight leg treadle with a knee lift for the presser bar indicates a tailor's machine
  26. This machine is a National the model is called an IEB or Improved Eldredge B.
  27. It's a Free Sewing machine by Free Sewing Machine Co Rockford Illinois.
  28. Sweet little Vulcan Senior toy machine - not made by Singer, made by Cyldon in the UK
  29. Model 12 with Acanthus Leaf decal variant. The 13, if you're looking at one in a photo, has an extended plate piece running from the needle to the front edge.
  30. G- 2888001 2938000, model 127 part of a batch of 50,000 commissioned April 24 1913
  31. It's a model 66 approximately 1920, can you find the serial number?
  32. This is a model 128 with La Vencedora decals. It's part of the batch G- 6903821 6928820, model 128, 25,000 machines commissioned March 25 1919. The current case and foot control are not original. I do...
  33. This 50's version is the 20-10. They were made from about 1950 (the centennial edition is quite rare) until about 1960. There's no way to accurately date them closer than that unless they came with da...
  34. The 66 was the 'new century' machine - intended to be available from 1900 but it wasn't in production until about 1902.
  35. This machine is a Singer 9W, they were made at the Singer Bridgeport factory which was the old Wheeler and Wilson factory, and the serial numbers can't be used to date these. Singer took over the W&W ...
  36. The electrics on this machine are not original, it was most likely a treadle to begin with :) In great condition.
  37. The G serial number list tricks a lot of eyes :) The dates on the serial number lists are factory commission dates. There were a huge number of this type made so they are not highly valuable but alway...
  38. A nice example of a drawing room cabinet :)
  39. It's a lovely Singer model 66, the original Red Eye decals are very worn showing that it has been well used in it's lifetime
  40. Yes this lovely Singer model 15 with Owl decal was converted to electric and placed in it's current base at some stage in it's life - looking at the foot control, perhaps in the 1930s
  41. There are no records for National :( I would say 20's to 30's.
  42. This is a Singer model 12, it will be pre-1890, and the serial number should be on the stitch length surround. If there are 2 numbers, you use the highest one to date it.
  43. A.G. Mason wasn't a manufacturer, he was an agent. This machine is a White VS.
  44. National Vindex Type 2. There will be a serial number stamped into the machine under the front bobbin cover.
  45. there is some information here
  46. This is a Goodrich Model A machine.
  47. National VBTT type 5.
  48. A National VBTT, this one is the type 1. Improved High Arm. Windsor was a brand sold by Montgomery Wards
  49. This is a National VBTT (vibrator top tension) type 5. Many of the early US makers used leaf tension on the top like this.
  50. Brunswick, badged for Montgomery Wards, an Expert BT by National. Nice cabinet :)
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