Bernadette

Tasmania Australia

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

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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

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  1. for Singer, the 115 is one of the less common 'typical' machines, with a production run of 1912-1924 for USA and some additional in Canada for which there are no specific records, but all up under 500...
  2. They're close enough in age for it not to matter about the cabinets :)
  3. Ok :) the help desk it is then, and you'll have to wait for them.
  4. the Singer 115 manual that is on the Singer website, is not the one for this machine. Sadly the Singer website is not being run by people who know something about antique and vintage machines. This is...
  5. lol you are right, and this one is the prize :) and I don't see them because I am in Australia where American made Singer machines are much less common than the Kilbowie (near Glasgow in Scotland) and...
  6. Are you in Canada by any chance? :) This one is G- 4048251 - 4053250 115, again a batch of 5000, April 21 1915 - made for St. Jean, Québec plant at the Elizabethport factory. (this is quite common pra...
  7. It's from the batch G- 3497676 - 3502675, model 115, a batch of 5000 identical machines commissioned March 18 1914, at the Elizabethport factory in New Jersey.
  8. Hi Kydur, You're welcome :) the double letter prefix serial numbers are listed separately to the single letter prefix. I would say there's no one online source that's 100% correct, but ISMACS is good...
  9. This is a German low arm Transverse Shuttle made by Carl Konig & Co, of Kaiserslautern. How did you work out 1859 as the date? As for value, it's not a common brand, however sewing machines of this s...
  10. lol :) it's a disease. The White Family Rotary dates are available here http://www.treadleon.net/WhiteSM/whites.html
  11. Another beautiful 115 with Wings decal - 3 115's - some people like me will be very envious :D again, if you can post the full serial number, I hope I can give you a more accurate date
  12. This machine is also a 115 - with Wings decal in lovely condition. If you post the full serial number I may be able to give you a closer date for it. This model is less common than the Tiffany - I wou...
  13. This one is a Model 115 with Tiffany decals (sometimes called Gingerbread). If you post the serial number I may be able to give you the full batch date and factory info (as long as it's not a Canadian...
  14. This machine is a model 128, and you're right about the size - it's a 3/4 size. The 128 was introduced in 1912. The decal is called Celtic Swirl which wasn't introduced until the 1930's. It's possible...
  15. It's a really pretty cabinet and a lovely machine, looks to be in great condition.
  16. I love the flat top desk cabinet :) the machine itself appears to be a 'Touch and Sew' a model that has lovers and haters amongst vintage machine collectors. It's value is as a second hand sewing mach...
  17. Made or assembled at Singer's Penrith factory in NSW Australia. The serial number will be under the edge of the machine if you tip it back.
  18. Singer 28 Hand crank. 3/4 size Vibrating Shuttle machine. Here is a free manual http://www.singerco.com/uploads/download/268_27_28.pdf Here are the serial number lists which you can find the year an...
  19. It's a Singer cover from 1950s to 60s - does it have the machine with it or just the box? Here's one from 1956 in nice condition http://www.mckennalinn.com/for-sale/singer-99-with-handcrank.html On t...
  20. This machine is a Charles Raymond High Arm - White Sewing Machine co bought out Raymond in 1916 and continued to manufacture Raymond models until 1922 when the factory closed http://needlebar.org/nbwi...
  21. New Williams - http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Williams http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/american%20sewing%20machine%20manufacturers.htm#w Started off as C W Williams, 1863, in Montreal, and relocated...
  22. Not single J serial numbers, no - J for St Jean. The serial numbers for the St Jean sur Richelieu factory in Quebec commenced with JA in 1924 and went to JE in 1961. There are sites which mention star...
  23. While the majority of 'typical' badged Japanese machines were based on the Singer 15, this one seems to be a copy of the 99 and is probably 3/4 size - a little different to the usual finds.
  24. This Atlas machine is a badged 'Brother Windowmatic' from Brother, Japan. Lovely pink :)
  25. Definitely German - Clemens Muller machine I would say - check under it and on the bobbin winder for CM :) Japanese didn't copy the Singer 27. Not the original base for this machine.
  26. Research values by searching Australian eBay for sold machines. My experience in Australia is that often that type and condition of the cabinet, is what determines the price, rather than what the mach...
  27. Ward Bros certainly did import Vesta/L.O. Dietrich machines. Here is a timeline of Vesta logos that may help you narrow down a year http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/L_O_Dietrich
  28. G- 8199076 8249075 model 15 from a batch of 50,000 commissioned August 5 1920
  29. the J serial numbers can't be dated from the Singer online records any more. The machine is a model 15 and dates to 1939. Made at St Jean sur Richelieu factory Quebec.
  30. Correct date from your serial number is 1895. The model is 28.
  31. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/19062-singer-21-w-180-industrial-compound-nee http://parts.singerco.com/IPinstManuals/21W.pdf
  32. the serial number is stamped on the raised area, on the flat bed, below the bobbin winder, I can't read it in your photos. The Singer website isn't all that great for checking the model but you can lo...
  33. The machine in the pictures is a model 66-3, it has the rear attaching feet but also has the mount where the motor is now fitted. With the decal pattern usually known as Red Eye. The correct date batc...
  34. The logo is for German maker Durkopp. It's not in excellent condition and looks to have been converted to electric - researching online is difficult because of Durkopp's modern history. http://need...
  35. the machine is a National Expert BT in the later style.
  36. Bell sold several models - some were Messerschmit, some were Adler, and it's believed they made one mode themselves - I can't see the photos clearly enough to tell which model you have. http://needle...
  37. Definitely a Davis machine. I'll have a look for your other photos
  38. No matter what the name is on the machine, it's still a National Top Tension machine. Here is a link to the Paveway manual which is the 3/4 size of the Vindex, but it should get you by for instruction...
  39. Yes it's a National Vindex Top Tension machine. The wording with 'B' at the end could have been 'Harris B', or 'Excelsior B B', or 'Windsor B'? and you're right that name would have been put there by,...
  40. Hi AdaDodd - your machine is also a National if it is the same as this one. Are you able to post a photo?
  41. A Grimme and Natalis 'Original Princess'. It's not possible to give an exact production date. Grimme and Natalis Company formed in 1871 and although this style of machine looks very 'old' they were st...
  42. I found your other post :) it seems to be a New Home Model N
  43. Hi Tracey I found your machine now - it seems to be a New Home - there should be a serial number on or under the front bobbin cover and you can date the machine with this.
  44. The Minnesota C is a Davis model M - Sears used Davis machines exclusively for a short time in the early 20th century - the loss of the Sears market by 1919 is said to have been the cause of the compa...
  45. Pretty cabinet. I have a similar style that has a Standard machine in it. As racer4four said, if you want to know about the machine, you will have to post photos of the machine itself :)
  46. Is it worth restoring - sure if you want to. It's already cosmetically challenged and it's not a terribly rare machine, so if you mean, is it worth restoring to sell for a profit, the answer is probab...
  47. sorry I can't edit that above post, it is a copy and paste from Dave Best's list of American Sewing Machine manufacturers. Look at Foley and Williams. http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/american%20sewing%20mach...
  48. Foley & Williams Manufacturing Co. 1885 – 1924 ?Factory: Cincinnati, Ohio. ?Offices: 149 W. Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 1891 President: William C. Foley 1902 - 1913 Formerly: H. B. Goodrich...
  49. http://needlebar.org/cm/displayimage.php?album=165&pid=2576#top_display_media
  50. Nice find. Singer model 15 with Pheasant decals. Where did you find information about the date Tom? What is her serial number? I would expect a machine from 1887 to be a fiddle base.
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