Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine


Japanese Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

This lovely Japanese-made machine has just come off the restoration bench, here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, and it's looking and running like a new machine.

Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

The Japanese produced some fine machines in the middle of the last century, easily the equal of the European machines of the same era, taking Singer's class 15 sewing machine design to whole new levels of beauty and quality.

Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

This model 040 is a straight-stitch machine with a stronger motor and some great features, like the instant-release sewing foot pressure adjuster, and the easy, bed-mounted feed drop which are great for quilting, applique, machine embroidery, or any free-motion sewing.

Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

This is a machine that will sew thicknesses of heavy material that the plastic machines don't dare even consider. It will also sew medium and lightweight fabrics, like little dresses and baby clothes.

Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

It uses universal needles and standard class 15 bobbins, the most common in the world, and available everywhere, and we've priced this one a little lower than usual, for no particular reason other than to make one a little more available. Considering the free shipping, this fine restored, Japanese machine will actually cost less than many eBay garage sale finds.

Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

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. 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.

Restored Precision Sovreign 040 Vintage Sewing Machine

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.

Sorry to say, This one has SOLD!