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Posted 7 years ago


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This is a "prize" I found in an attic !!! What do you think, is it really a 1879 Model 12 table ? I can't find a picture of one with (2) drawers, versus (1) drawer. Has anyone got a machine that goes with this year ?


  1. Nancy, 7 years ago
    I have a sewing machine table like yours with plain legs (Not Singer) Found in the house I grew up in which was built in 1838 among other things left behind by previous owners. It still had the machine in it at the time which was very very early & also very rusty (not a Singer). In later years my Dad cut out the hole in the top to be large enough to fit my modern Singer & I have used it ever since. Have never seen another like it. We removed the pedal & repainted the legs black & refinished the wood. I was so surprised to see your picture. I will set up a show & tell so you can see the top cover for the machine, also which really finishes it off. Wish I still had the old machine but it's long gone.

  2. Melissa Brackett, 7 years ago
    Hi i have this old singer sewing mechine that sets in side of a cabnet and u open the top of the cabnet and it folds out into a table and then u left the sewing mechine out of the cabnet and set it up and i was woundering if u could tell me how much a sewing mechine like that is worth. Thanks
  3. Michael Bosco, 7 years ago
    gentleman i have a complete 1879 fully working sewing machine complete with a 4 draw cabinet in mint condition. that i inherited from my grandmother. what would you offer me for this machine.
  4. Bill, 7 years ago
    I would love to get the machine that goes with my table (pic above) but I am not having much luck finding one at a fair price. If I can't find one, the table will be up for sale at a fair price. I love to see antiques or vintage items "stay alive" in this
    crazy world !! Southern Vermont
  5. Penny, 7 years ago
    I have a 1879 singer sewing machine serial # 2992019 willing to sell
  6. Southern Vermont, 7 years ago
    What would you be asking for the machine and where are you located. Or would you like to buy my table ?
  7. joe cyordya, 7 years ago
    i have a singer 1880'1884 the thing is mine has 3 draws on each side its in fair condition,everything works i will to find a new home for it, im in n,y
  8. dianne foley, 7 years ago
    i have a complete 1879 fully working sewing machine complete with a 4 draw cabinet in mint condition. sewing machine still works and i have multiple parts to use with it.what would you offer me for this machine?
  9. dianne, 7 years ago
    INDUSTRIAL TREADLE ANTIQUE VINTAGE HEAVY DUTY TABLE.and all the parts you need how much is this worth?
  10. slava, 7 years ago
    I have fully working singer sewing machine,1895 y made,with 1 draw and table,how much does it worth?serial n is. 12934931
  11. Larry, 7 years ago
    I have an 1879 treadle machine with folding top. machine folds down inside. Serial # 3.211.648 Anyone interested? We are in California.
  12. alex, 6 years ago
    I don't see screw holes on the right front corner for the rewinder that screws onto the table for a model 12. I would guess a model 13 on which the rewinder mounted to the machine base. I would like to have a table like yours for my model 12 which I cannot find a reasonably priced or condition table. Do you have the bentwood top with it?
  13. Helen , 6 years ago
    I have this exact table, with the sewing machine installed, and a wooden box cover. The serial number on the sewing machine dates from 1883. It is painted with flowers. What is something like this worth?
  14. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    dianne : A class 66 Singer treadle sewing machine is NOT an industrial or leather sewing machine . I have worked in two sewing factories and believe me this machine is not industrial . I have one class 66 Singer in pristine condition . It will sew through thin leather , but I would not use it that way every day . They are made to be a home machine , not industrial . If you saw that statement on E-Bay you were misslead . The people that make those kind of statements on E-Bay about home machines are just trying to get a higher price for their machines . Just because someone makes such a statement does not make it true .

    As for everyone else wishing to know the value of their sewing machines it has everything to do with condition . To bring a good price the paint and decals need to be in good condition . The machine needs to form a stitch , you need to have the bobbins and attachments . Having the instruction book is also helpful . There is no way to set a value for anything without see it . If you want to get some idea look on E-Bay to see what machines like yours are selling for . That will give you SOME idea . I checked on one of my machines this moring . Ones like mine were selling anywhere between $77.00 - $ 200.00 . I only paid $ 45.00 for it so I put it into one of our Flea Market booths for $60.00 . If it does not bring that I will come down on the price . Keep in mind that to bring a good price for any sewing machine it needs to be a collectable machine in good working order in good condition . Not all sewing machines are collectables . Age does not determine value .
  15. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    Bill ; I do not know a whole lot about this type of sewing machine cabinet . However from the photos it looks to me as if this cabinet is for a 3/4 size machine . I would need to know the measurements of the opening before I would know for sure but from where the hinges are located it does not look to be for a full size machine . It will be harder to find a 3/4 size machine for it as they are highly sought after by collectors . I would suggest you list the cabinet on your local craigslist .

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