You will sew quietly, smooth, and swift with this treadle-operated Brother Select o Matic, or you can switch the belt and run it with the motor. You can have it either way, and you can plug in the light while you treadle, too.
Finally, a treadle operated sewing machine that has zigzag and fancy stitch patterns, so you can sew on this beautiful mid-Century, Japanese Brother with all of the speed and even more power, using the energy of your own body.
It has all of the great features of a Japanese machine, like the bed-mounted feed-drop, instant release sewing foot pressure, and adjustable needle home position in a strong, metal machine. It uses universal needles, and standard class 15 bobbins which you'll find at your local department store, and of course, everywhere online. Plus it's got a full attchment set as well as the straight-stitch plate and feed cover plate in a colorful, vintage Brother metal box.
As you'll see in the photos, it has one mismatched drawer. They turn up regularly on eBay so when you decide it's time, you'll be able to get the matching drawer to replace this one. Use this refinished, solid oak extra drawer as a thread box or art piece.
Since shipping this machine in it's treadle stand would be complicated and expensive, we're offering this one for local pickup only. We're located near Eugene, Oregon, and folks drive from the far end of neighboring states to bring us their beloved machines for restoration, so pack a picnic lunch and head on over to get your new treadle Brother.
If you don't live near enough to make the road trip, or don't have a cousin that will pick it up for you, and you want to make arrangements to get it shipped, we'll deliver it to the local pack and ship place of your choice. In fact, we'll pack and ship the machine head to you, and we'll pay shipping for it, while you arrange to get the stand shipped.
This Brother Select o Matic machine has just come off our restoration bench and it's running and sewing like it used to, when it came home with it's first happy owner, so you'll be sewing your own projects with confidence.
You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The Corporate bottom line mandates that profit is far more important than quality, so most modern machines are pretty much disposables, to be used for a year or two and then replaced with another cheap disposable.
We don't feel that way.
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, and over the decades we've restored, literally, hundreds of worthy sewing machines, and shipped them all over the country and beyond. Why? 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, 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.
We take out as much of the stitch pattern forming mechanisms as needed to get deep into each machine to free it up and then lubricate each moving part. The main 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.
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, and rarely re-paint because we prefer the original paint in most cases. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine. And if the stickers from the various repair shops they've seen aren't too damaged we leave those, too, so you can see where your new machine has been in it's lifetime.
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.
So sorry to say that this fine machine has SOLD!