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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. 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...
  2. Your Brunswick is a National machine :)
  3. From the appearance I would say it's a Toyota made machine.
  4. This machine has the logo of Berhard Stoewer, German manufacture, and dates to 1909.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. This machine is a National, model is called Vindex type 1
  8. you can date your early New Home here :)
  9. It's a White model either 41 or 43, dates to late 30's to mid 40s
  10. Greist is the manufacturer of the feet. The machine is a National :)
  11. Very pretty blue - appears to be made by Brother. Would date to late 40s early 50s
  12. 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
  13. This machine is a National the model is called an IEB or Improved Eldredge B.
  14. It's a Free Sewing machine by Free Sewing Machine Co Rockford Illinois.
  15. Sweet little Vulcan Senior toy machine - not made by Singer, made by Cyldon in the UK
  16. 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.
  17. G- 2888001 2938000, model 127 part of a batch of 50,000 commissioned April 24 1913
  18. It's a model 66 approximately 1920, can you find the serial number?
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. The 66 was the 'new century' machine - intended to be available from 1900 but it wasn't in production until about 1902.
  22. 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 ...
  23. The electrics on this machine are not original, it was most likely a treadle to begin with :) In great condition.
  24. 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...
  25. A nice example of a drawing room cabinet :)
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. There are no records for National :( I would say 20's to 30's.
  29. This is a 221 Featherweight. The serial number will be underneath the edge of the base, at the bobbin end.
  30. 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.
  31. A.G. Mason wasn't a manufacturer, he was an agent. This machine is a White VS.
  32. National Vindex Type 2. There will be a serial number stamped into the machine under the front bobbin cover.
  33. there is some information here
  34. This is a Goodrich Model A machine.
  35. National VBTT type 5.
  36. A National VBTT, this one is the type 1. Improved High Arm. Windsor was a brand sold by Montgomery Wards
  37. This is a National VBTT (vibrator top tension) type 5. Many of the early US makers used leaf tension on the top like this.
  38. Brunswick, badged for Montgomery Wards, an Expert BT by National. Nice cabinet :)
  39. Got your work cut out for you there Ron :) that's a very long way from being a working machine. German pawfoot TS, possibly Clemens Muller?
  40. No factory records were made public for these. If NZ followed Australia's patten, it will be a Kilbowie machine. If you email Singer at they will tell you the factory. They will ...
  41. Perhaps the C is G? G0782745 Would be a batch of model 66 commissioned 8 April 1924 and consistent with a Red eye which as kpgreg has mentioned above were only produced in USA.
  42. i'm pretty sure this machine isn't a Singer. Its a pawfoot most likely German Saxonia that's been refurbished with some Singer decals.
  43. JB 431231 dates to 1941. Its a 15J91
  44. The hinges look like they're hanging on the back of the machine? Round bits. :) For others reference - the best way to remove a treadle from the cabinet is to undo the little grub screws, which are un...
  45. It is a 15J. 15J91 would be the model, having the potted motor on the back. Quite original and in beautiful condition. 1954 is the start date of the JD serial numbers, this one is late 1955.
  46. This is the little Expert BT - serial number will be under the front slide cover. Anne Kusilek known as Damascus Annie has some National data which she has collected for many years. You may be able to...
  47. love the cabinet with the matching stool :) nice 15-91
  48. it's a model 99, and the hole in the front of the case tells us it should have a knee controller. It might be hiding up inside the top of the dome case.
  49. it's a Singer 66 with the decals known as Red Eye. From a batch of 50,000 commissioned June 12 1913. It has the rear attaching accessories (sometimes called back clamping, although they don't clamp) w...
  50. It's a model 66 from a batch commissioned March 17 1909, which has been refinished in it's current gold, by Good Housekeeping. It was probably originally a treadle. The plate with the 1910 patent date...
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