It is a Bullet Bobbin style

Dating antique treadle sewing machines

The cabinet drawers

It had smoothness that other sewing machine manufacturers could only dream about. Fiberboard construction places any sewing cabinet in the s at the earliest, while chrome and plywood were common in the s. Unfortunately not many parts are available for machines of this age. When the machine was running it most likely was quite noisy because the shuttle moved forward and backwards at great speed, at times it made the machine vibrate. My daughter learned on it and she has it now.

Then there is delivery to the depot, storage, sales to the shop, and eventually sales to the customer. The slide plate to access the bobbin had a small oblong hole which aided whilst sliding the slide plate to the left to view the bobbin. The lower number may be the total production run up until that number of that particular model range. This can help you determine which treadle sewing machine cabinet is authentic versus a reproduction, or allow you to estimate a date. There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.

You may be able to estimate a date for your cabinet by assessing stylistic features. The simple guide to dating your early Singer sewing machines. The machine is in good shape, absolutely reliable and still in use. Sewing machines can typically be dated quite easily by serial number and manufacturer. My grandmother, the sewer in the family, made many of my clothes on that machine.

The production runs at factories like

They seem slightly too short or something. Two summers ago, we went to camp in Greece in a wonderful place in the woods where there was no electricity. The cabinet appears to be the same but there are slight diffences in the sewing head. There is no reference charts available to tell us the exact model number from it's serial number.

The castings were marked with the serial number during manufacture. They carry parts for many machines. Many people have many more. Even though I acquired several boxes of parts at the same time, they didn't have the right part.

Blond wood and chrome place a vintage sewing table securely in the s, while ornate detailing, small drawers and curving shapes might lend one to believe a piece was from the s. Now to the dating All Singers up until have no letter prefix and came from several factories around the world. It is a Steinway Grand - possibly a badged Damascus. It was built about - possibly earlier or later - I can't seem to find out much about it. If your vintage sewing cabinet has an intact machine, this may give you some clues as to the date of the cabinet.

She inherited this machine from her mother in law in and this great grand mother has been sewing with it for years. The old treadle still works, although it is cranky sometimes just like me. Here's a link to the pictures of the machine. Since holidays without sewing are no holidays at all for me, I borrowed this machine from my grandmother to sew a dress for a daughter who was in a summercamp nearby.

The cabinet drawers have some fancy curlicues on the front. The production runs at factories like Kilbowie were complex and long. The Singer K was cast iron in Black with a round neck body, also made with an Aluminium body which had a square neck. Only when they could spare the time would they continue with sewing machine production. The tension unit was directly in front on the needle which in turn threaded from right to left.