If you've never sewn on a hand crank sewing machine, you'll be surprised at how much power they have. You may hesitate to sew over a leg seam on a pair of Levis with your modern machine but one finger will twirl the hand crank over that same seam with ease, and will make a very nice, tidy seam, too.
This beautifully appointed piece of functional art, with it's original Singer hand crank and original paint and gorgeous decals, was made in 1911 and the pride of craftsmanship is evident in every detail. Never again will this much care and time, and quality go into a commercially produced sewing machine.
This is the sort of machine that feeds your sensual nature as you create useful and beautiful items of your own; beautiful colors, wonderful curves, rich wood, and quiet, precision machinery create a feast for the senses.
You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The 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.
And that's why owners from Coast to Coast ship or bring their beloved machines to us to be lovingly brought back to their best, often driving from neighboring states to do so. Why? Because we are in love with the precision, 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 various systems, the tension, the motor, the hook and the bobbin case, the bars and linkages that move the needle and presser foot, as much of the stitch forming and pattern-making mechanisms as we need to to get deep into where the old, sticky oil and dirt are keeping the machine from cycling freely.
The parts get scrubbed in an alcohol bath to remove the varnished oil, and then inspected and polished before restoring them to the machine. We inspect, replace, repair, adjust and test to be sure that the machine is working as it should before sending it on to Linda, our very perceptive and obsessively thorough detailer, who makes the exterior as clean and sparkling as the mechanical interior.
Out here in the Coast Range of Oregon, we are in no hurry. We despise production quotas. Quantity ranks so far below quality that we usually don't even try to charge for all the hours we put into each worthy machine.
Would you like to see some of them? We've posted hundreds of Japanese, European, and American machines (of our own) that we've restored over the past few years, to this page:
http://StagecoachRoadSewing.Com (copy and paste the link into your browser)
By far, most of them are already sold and have gone out to happy sewers far and wide, but the most recent may still be available for you to make your own. There are nearly always ten or fifteen beautifully restored machines to choose from.
Usually, shipping is free, and all of our restored vintage machines are guaranteed for life. It's a service guaranty that if you ever have a problem with your machine, just send or bring it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll fix it for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
Sorry to say that this beautiful hand-crank machine is SOLD!