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


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  1. I am reading the serial number as G127014 :)
  2. It looks like a New Home. Can you post a larger photo?
  3. It's a model 27, one from a batch of 50,000 machines commissioned January 8 1910.
  4. the machine will most likely be a National Rotary but can you post a picture? The Y and C could stand for Young and Chaffee
  5. It's a model 28 that was made in 1901 but has had some major cosmetic work done at some stage :) not the original decal. Check eBay and other selling sites for closed auctions to get an idea of value
  6. It is a Singer 27, one of 30,000 commissioned October 26 1909. DobbinDee is correct it has been converted to electric portable, probably at the place which is shown on the sticker
  7. Sorry Scott I missed your comment from 2 years ago (duh) :) The Davis VF mechanism was patented by Job A. Davis in 1866 and they continued to produce it for many years, as late as WW1, but the one pic...
  8. It's a little bit hard to tell about the machine, a clear photo of the whole machine would be helpful :) The Brunswick is most likely a business name at the Paris address. Company names on a machine l...
  9. Adler is a long standing German company with a reputation for fine sewing machines. You could get an idea of value by searching sold items on German eBay
  10. Nice to have the original box. Date from 1920's - there are features that can be used to date these more accurately - has it got numbers around the thread path?
  11. Singer 20-10 - dates from around 1950 Very sweet little machine
  12. can you see any names or markings on the machine that might help narrow down a maker? some makers specialised in certain types of industrial machines
  13. Kohler is a German maker, I would guess the age at around 1900 but some more photos would be helpful
  14. Lovely colour :)
  15. These machines are very hard to identify. You may find letters and numbers stamped into the underside which can provide a clue - look for J-A- or J-C, with a number.
  16. What lovely condition this machine is in :)
  18. As you have discovered this machine is a W G Wilson, not related to Wheeler and Wilson. The Smithsonian has a couple of manuals although not the exact same model
  19. this should help you DebyMolizne
  20. The JC series spans 1948 to 1954 so spot on for a Centennial machine which was in 1951. As I said above, Singer were preparing machines with these badges just prior to 1951 to have plenty of their spe...
  21. It's a Japanese machine quite possibly made by Koyo going by the information on the motor. Are there any markings or numbers under it? It's a reasonably modern machine relatively speaking, not a colle...
  22. This machine is a Free 'New Royal' Model K. There isn't a dating source for these that I know of.
  23. So does it have a JC serial number?
  24. But it does have a Centennial Badge - so it was made just prior to 1951. :) Singer were stockpiling various models for up to 2 years going by these machines and the serial numbers that often show 1949...
  25. Yes it is a 128. It's possible that this machine won't be one from the Kilbowie or Elizabethport factories, which are the only machines that can be dated by Singer's database. The M.R. seems to ind...
  26. It's a model 99 - you can tell by the lack of a rear inspection plate. The machine could date from 1920's to 1950's, impossible to say. They didn't change much in that time.
  27. The information is important to the dating of those Nationals badged by Graybar and Western Electric - with no official date source the best that we can do is narrow it down. The Graybar would have b...
  28. Barnabas Eldredge was the founder of Eldredge Sewing Machine company which merged with June Sewing Machine company to become National, and his name continued to be used on several of the National mode...
  29. The history of National and the involvement of electrical companies is a little complicated, I'll do a short summary. National Sewing Machine Co came out of the amalgamation of the Eldredge and June ...
  30. I found a date source - this machine dates to around 1900. The imprint Nadeln Qualitat 287 is the needle type for this machine - it's not a common needle but you can still buy them. Not rare - the pr...
  31. This machine dates to the 1960's, and is probably contemporary with the cabinet, despite it's older styling. The takeover of New Home by Janome didn't happen until 1960
  32. This machine is a Baer and Rempel Phoenix - German maker, the machine is in the style of the Wheeler and Wilson D9. I don't know of a source for dates.
  33. Thank you everyone, it's fun to solve a mystery :) oh yes I would love to try it out - it has all the same characteristics that I like about old sewing machines :)
  34. You're welcome :) it was lucky someone else commented on it this week or I probably wouldn't have found it, I usually only look at the sewing machine posts :)
  35. I think it will work better if you go straight out from the end, and not sideways :) The spool part must be to store some cord or threads on I guess?
  36. :) I used one (a modern one) just recently for an embroidery project - so I could see that this was the same type of tool
  37. you take the turned end to the fixed end, and let it twist itself together, and then tie it off. It's possible to do this by hand but much easier for one person with a winder :)
  38. you attach the loose ends of doubled thread to a solid point, and loop the folded end on the hook of the winder, then 'reel' it until the cord is firmly twisted and kinks against itself, then tie off ...
  40. this is a modern one
  41. I think that's a mechanical winder for making twisted cord - you can buy modern plastic versions, they're a bit like a fishing reel.
  42. It's a Singer model 29-4, which you can see in the photo - universal feed arm cobblers machine. It should have a serial number stamped on it, probably behind the pillar - if you find that it will be ...
  43. Good work DobbinDee70 :) Nice model 15 from a batch of 15,000 commissioned November 16 1903
  44. here is an advert for this machine from Life magazine 1959
  45. You already know quite a lot about this machine - it seems to be, as you've discovered, a German fiddle based machine, badged as 'Victoria' for E J Herlin in Helsinki. Your estimate of 1890 could be ...
  46. I have one like it, a James Weir machine, in my collection - slightly different but same idea :) They are not that hard to find, just unusual to people who haven't seen many antique machines. The on...
  47. have a look at this article They were very small machines, for domestic sewing, the area between ...
  48. It's not a Singer, they never made a machine in this style :)
  49. Looks to be a Charles Raymond "New England" type (it might be a Raymond or a copy), but seems to be missing some parts.
  50. National Top Tension VS - looks like it used to be in a treadle.
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