It was offered new as an electric, treadle, or hand-crank sewing machine. This is the quintessential mid-century black sewing machine.
It's a straight-stitch machine with an easy, top-drop-in bobbin. It has adjustable stitch length in both forward and reverse. The after-market hand-crank gives it additional power and in our video you'll see it sew multiple layers of heavy fabric and leather.
Watch the video to see and hear it sew. See how to thread the machine, and how to sew with it. See all the controls and how to use them. It's Entertaining and Educational!
This machine has just come off the restoration bench and it's running and sewing great.
As you can see in some of the photos, the clear finish has become cloudy in a few places, mostly on the back of the machine and near the hand wheel. While this doesn't affect how it sews, (It sews exactly the same as one that has a perfect finish), keep this in mind if you're looking for a display item.
We'll get that temporary slide-plate replaced, too. The machine was missing a plate when we got it and this nasty old one allowed us to get it working like it should.
We consider this a worker rather than a looker and it's priced accordingly. While we have the facilities to strip the clear coat and re-shellac it, we decided in this case to offer it as it is.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines, we are passionate about what we do, which is to restore beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, because we are in love with the entire genre. The styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, cannot buy a machine this good, new.
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 faceplate, 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 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, and 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. Because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guarantee: 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.
Sorry, it's SOLD!