Share your favorites on Show & Tell

old rusty SINGER sewing machine -- a "something", or not??

In Sewing > Singer Sewing Machines > Show & Tell.
Singer Sewing Machines199 of 623Singer Klaffe 206How old is this Singer sewing machine?
Love it
Like it

swampdoggswampdogg loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
yougottahavestuffyougottahavestuff loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
bucketheadbuckethead loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
See 6 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 2 years ago

    (1269 items)

    Noticed today rusting away in a friend's backyard, and it somehow looked a little curious to me with whatever that 'arm-thing' on its front is, as well as the kinda unusual (?) pulleys on it and old electric motor assembly (last pic) laying next to it. Most of its former wood cabinet has long since rotted away, and what remains might not be anymore than just "scrap metal" now, but I did notice it still had nameplates on it...rubbing on 'em with the fingers revealed enough info for a quick Google search just now, which sorta suggests this might have once been some model of "commercial model" machine...?

    AND I, for one, know *absolutely NOTHING* about old sewing machines. SO MY SIMPLE QUESTION IS THIS, to those many other learned CW members that really do know about such things -- is this rusty hulk of iron anything worth attempting to "save" in some fashion, for anything beyond yet one more potential bit of "rusty flower garden art"...??? ;-) :-) Not that I might just eventually rescue it for that exact purpose anyway <giggle> but it'd be a shame to do that if there really *is* something semi-unusual about it...??

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Singer Sewing Machines
    See all
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax Singer featherweight  221 201 15 66 99 301
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax S...
    Vintage SINGER Sewing Machine Hand Crank SIMANCO for 15 27 28 66 127 128 201
    Vintage SINGER Sewing Machine Hand ...
    Vintage Singer Model 380 Space Saver Sewing Cabinet / Desk
    Vintage Singer Model 380 Space Save...
    Antique 1910 Singer Sewing Machine w/ Treadle Cabinet
    Antique 1910 Singer Sewing Machine ...
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax Singer featherweight  221 201 15 66 99 301
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax S...
    See all


    1. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Even the ones in mint condition are not worth a huge amount. Not an expert on commercial machines but I would be happy to get $20 for it. Part out the motor, the sewing machine and the base to get more for it.
    2. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      the base look nice for a small table...I built one for the wife she loves it ..
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      THANKS MUCH to fortapache, buckethead, jscott0363, Brunswick, Vynil33rpm, yougottahavestuff, & keramikos for your <love it>s for this rusty old relic!

      I found this fun YouTube video of one of these machines (in perfect condition) being demonstrated. If nothing else it confirms what I've already said...turns out I didn't even properly recognize the front vs. back of the silly thing...?! <lol>

      Once more, THANKS keramikos for more further info than anyone could ever ask for! ;-) :-) If nothing else it is good to know that this isn't any kinda "rare" machine, so I don't havta worry much about what (if anything indeed) I'd ever wanna do with it, if in fact I'd even wanna try to 'acquire' it myself. ;-) :-) Roy and Fort -- I appreciate your comments too, should the thing ever happen to somehow end up here instead...? <giggle>

    4. swampdogg swampdogg, 12 months ago
      my mom passed last month she loved sewing with singers she worked 40 + years as a streamtist ? a factory sew person

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.