Antique Sewing Machine

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Old 08-16-07, 11:36 AM
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Antique Sewing Machine

hi! i have an antique 1921 singer sewing machine...it has all the parts...it was given to me..does anyone know what it is worth? just curious if i should keep it or sell it...i have the numbers but i can barley read it...i did some research so i know its 1920s according to the number and ltr i can read...its all black and chipped but i know its an antique,,any help will be appreciated.
 
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Old 08-16-07, 01:07 PM
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Hi missk Welcome to the DoItYourself.com forums.

Does it work? I'm sure it's worth "something"! I would take it to a local antique shop and or check out the prices at ebay (see their auctions).
 
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Old 08-16-07, 01:09 PM
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What does it look like? If it's a crank or treadle in a cabinet with the beautiful hand painting on it, you may get a hundred or two depending on who happens to be in the market for one on any particular day, IOW, it depends on how badly someone might want it. If it's electric or a plain black one, then it's worth anywhere between $5 and $30 dollars (if you're lucky). Your best bet is to check Ebay regularly and see what similar ones are going for.
A treadle from the 1800's would be worth a bit more.

btw, I just noticed the "chipping" and unfortunately, that will bring the value way down.
 
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I had a treadle, mid 20's no doubt because of the trendy Egyptian deco on it. Folks can't bear to throw these things away, so they're pretty common. I finally scavenged it for the cast legs, and some hardware.

It's worth the trouble to get running, if one has denim to sew. Those treadles are really powerful!
 
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Old 04-06-08, 02:42 AM
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Here's a 1921 Singer sewing machine on craiglist for $175.00. Good pictures.

http://nashville.craigslist.org/clt/630236499.html
 
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