Vintage/Antique Viking Freya Hand Crank Sewing Machine

The Viking Husqvarna sewing machines are famous for their quality. We've restored Vikings of all ages and styles up until they went to plastic in the 1970s, and even a few of those, but this is my first encounter with this fine transverse shuttle machine. This appears to be the machine that Frister and Rossman based their famous High Arm TS machines on.

Viking Freya Vintage/Antique Hand Crank Sewing Machine

This beautiful Viking Freya (Freja) hand crank sewing machine was made in Sweden in the mid to late 1800s. it's a smooth and very strong transverse shuttle machine with a porcelain hand-crank knob, able to sew multiple layers of heavy materials as well as medium and lightweights.

Viking Freya Vintage/Antique Hand Crank Sewing Machine

It will come with the original lid, key, shuttle, straight-stitch foot, and narrow hemmer foot, as well as 7 bobbins. The .pdf format manual will be sent via email.

Viking Freya Vintage/Antique Hand Crank Sewing Machine

This Freya has just come off the restoration bench here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine and it's running and sewing great.

Viking Freya Vintage/Antique Hand Crank Sewing Machine

Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.

You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.

So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up. We disassemble the tension, the motor (this machine, obviously, doesn't have one), the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are. We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.

We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power. The mains shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.

We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.

Each machine is tested at the restoration bench and then tested again by our quality control technician to be sure we haven't missed anything. She's not only a master technician, she's a seamstress who knows what a seam should look like.

After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.

We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine.

Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:

If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.

Viking Freya Vintage/Antique Hand Crank Sewing Machine

Sorry, this one is SOLD