Singer's class 15 sewing machines were excellent machines, whether hand-cranked, treadled, electrified, or like the Singer 15-91, designed to be electric-only. When Singer's patent ran out, this design was copied all over the world, and in most cases, improved with a better feed-drop, better presser foot adjustment, stronger motors, and an array of great colors.
Brother made several versions of this great design, and here's one of the best. The color scheme is stunning and of the thousands of vintage sewing machines I've seen and handled, this is one of my very favorite. It would look perfect in Minnie Mouse's little canned ham trailer.
Of course, even though it was in great shape, we still had to take it apart and put the parts into the alcohol bath to make them sparkling clean, and then polish them before we put them back together. We've been deep inside this machine so it's clean, clean, clean, inside and out.
This is a heavy duty, all-metal machine that will sew your thick denim work pants or your little girls dress. Make hand bags or baby quilts. This is a machine that will do it all. It's a straight-stitch machine with no bells, no whistles, just all the necessary functions to to make it do what you need it to do.
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. 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 were 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.