12 Best Antique Sewing Machine

Updated on: October 2021

Best Antique Sewing Machine in 2021


G Ganen Musical Sewing Machine Music Box Vintage Look (Brown-1)

G Ganen Musical Sewing Machine Music Box Vintage Look (Brown-1)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

SINGER | Heavy Duty 4423 Sewing Machine with 23 Built-In Stitches -12 Decorative Stitches, 60% Stronger Motor & Automatic Needle Threader, Perfect for Sewing all Types of Fabrics with Ease

SINGER | Heavy Duty 4423 Sewing Machine with 23 Built-In Stitches -12 Decorative Stitches, 60% Stronger Motor & Automatic Needle Threader, Perfect for Sewing all Types of Fabrics with Ease
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • SINGER HEAVY DUTY SEWING MACHINE: The 23 built-in stitches including basic, stretch, decorative, and buttonhole stitches allow you to sew a variety of projects, such as fashions, home décor, quilts, crafts, and more
  • AUTOMATIC NEEDLE THREADER SEWING MACHINE: After following the threading path printed right on the machine, this built-in feature helps you to effortlessly thread the eye of the needle without eye strain or frustration
  • HIGH-SPEED SEWING MACHINE:The Singer 4423 Sewing Machine has a maximum sewing speed of 1, 100 stitches-per-minute, so projects can be sewn quickly. The 60% Stronger Motor provides greater piercing power for thick seams
  • HEAVY DUTY METAL FRAME: The Singer 4423 heavy duty sewing machine is a true workhorse. With a heavy-duty metal interior frame, stainless steel bedframe, extra-high sewing speed and powerful motor, this sewing machine can sew through a variety of heavy weight fabrics and provides long lasting stability
  • SEWING MACHINE ACCESSORIES: A variety of accessories are included with All-purpose foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, button sewing foot, seam ripper/lint brush, quilting guide, needles, bobbins, screwdriver, auxiliary spool pin, spool pin felt are all conveniently located and stored in the accessory tray. A soft-sided dust cover is also included in the packaging
  • WARRANTY: SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Portable Sewing Machine has 25 Year Limited Warranty. Note : Refer to the Videos and also the PDF attached below in Technical Specification for Manuals.

Singer 221K Featherweight Sewing Machine

Singer 221K Featherweight Sewing Machine
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Designed to be carried easily.
  • So Light in Weight, Free in Noise, Yet all the Features of a Fullsize Machine.
  • Precision Made to Last
  • Included is the Smart Black Carrying Case.
  • Foot Control with Generous Length Cord.

Elalma Vintage Music Box Mini Sewing Machine Music Box Antique Look Mechanical Music Box Best Birthday Valentine Gift Table Decor

Elalma Vintage Music Box Mini Sewing Machine Music Box Antique Look Mechanical Music Box Best Birthday Valentine Gift Table Decor
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Size: 13.2*7.5*16.5cm. The sewing music box will come in 1-2 weeks after you order
  • Mini treadle sewing machine design music box. Features in the shape of a vintage treadle sewing machine.
  • With a piece of fabric under presser foot, EZ Pattern on one corner, and a pair of scissors on the other
  • As music plays, treadle (teeter-totter) moves up and down and spool mouse sitting on top of it goes round and round (thread not included)
  • The mini sewing machine music box is suitable for new house, ceremonial visits, birthday gifts and so on.Also a beautiful piece of miniature furniture, and a wonderful remembrance of days gone by

Treasure Gurus Hand Crank Sewing Machine Die Cast Pencil Sharpener

Treasure Gurus Hand Crank Sewing Machine Die Cast Pencil Sharpener
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • What a great gift for the desk of a history buff, seamstress or tailer, antiques dealer, or pencil sharpener collector, this miniature die cast metal hand sewing machine
  • The hand crank turns while the needle moves up and down on this authentically modeled miniature sewing machine
  • Just like the hand sewing machines of the early 1900's, the details featured on this metal scale model are something to behold
  • The 1:6 scale model measures 2 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide, and 2 1/8" tall
  • All of our pencil sharpeners ship brand new in manufacturer's packaging with our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

Youdiyla 68 PCS Silver Sewing Charms Collection - Mix Antique Scissor Pipe Yarn Clew Button Pendant Metal Supplies Findings for Jewelry Making (HM3)

Youdiyla 68 PCS Silver Sewing Charms Collection - Mix Antique Scissor Pipe Yarn Clew Button Pendant Metal Supplies Findings for Jewelry Making (HM3)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • You will receive 68~70 PCS charms, 14 styles, 5 pieces of each style.
  • Dimensions: 0.6"-2" or 15-50mm.
  • Materials: metal alloy, nickel and lead free, it is safe. They come to China's manufacturers to produce.
  • Perfect for your DIY project (necklaces, bracelets, key chains, handmade jewellery, costume decoration, furniture decoration,room decoration, gift box decoration, other places decoration).
  • Youdiyla---Focus on serving DIY jewelry lovers.

Treadle Sewing Machines: Clean and Use an Iron Lady

Treadle Sewing Machines: Clean and Use an Iron Lady
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

How to Select, Service, Repair & Maintain Your Vintage Sewing Machine: Second Edition

How to Select, Service, Repair & Maintain Your Vintage Sewing Machine: Second Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021

Magicfour Sewing Machine Belt, 71" 3/16" Leather Belt Treadle Parts with Hook for Singer/Jones Sewing Machine

Magicfour Sewing Machine Belt, 71
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Round 3/16" (5mm) diameter for many singer treadle sewing machines
  • Usually all treadle machines use a belt that is approximately 68" (173cm) long & 3/16" (5mm) in diameter.
  • Simply measure your old belt (if available) against this new belt ,cut the excess length off, puncture ( using an awl or nail) , than insert the end with the metal hook.
  • Size: 72" (183cm) long & 3/16" (5mm) diameter.
  • Used for old Singer cabinets and Manual Rocking Foot Pedals.

Sewing Machine Belts, AIEVE 71" 3/16" Universal Treadle Sewing Machine Belts Sewing Machine Leather Belt Treadle Machine Belt with Hook for Singer Jones Sewing Machine Parts and Accessories

Sewing Machine Belts, AIEVE 71
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • The sewing machine belt with round 3/16" (5mm) diameter for many singer treadle sewing machines parts and accessories
  • Usually all treadle machines use a treadle sewing machine belt that is approximately 71" (180cm) long & 3/16" (5mm) in diameter
  • Simply measure your old treadle belt (if available) against this new belt, cut the excess length off, puncture (using an awl or nail) than insert the end with the metal hook
  • Treadle machine belt size: length 71inch / 180cm, diameter 3/16inch / 5mm.Used for old Singer cabinets and manual rocking foot pedals
  • 71" 3/16" universal sewing machine belts with hook for Singer Jones sewing machines, replace your sewing machine leather belt

Cosmos 58022 Fine Porcelain Mice and Sewing Machine Musical Figurine, 6-Inch

Cosmos 58022 Fine Porcelain Mice and Sewing Machine Musical Figurine, 6-Inch
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Fine porcelain and ceramic construction
  • Plays tune My favorite things
  • Model Number: 58022
  • Country of Origin: China

Norme 1 Pack 183 cm 3/16 Inch Leather Belt Treadle Parts with Hook Compatible with Singer/Jones Sewing Machine

Norme 1 Pack 183 cm 3/16 Inch Leather Belt Treadle Parts with Hook Compatible with Singer/Jones Sewing Machine
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Package includes: a quality leather sewing machine belt, with a perforating cone, 10 pack sewing machine needles, a needle piercer and 2 bobbin
  • Size: 183 cm in length, the round sewing machine leather belt is approx. 3/ 16 inch (5 mm) diameter for many singer treadle sewing machines
  • Material: the sewing machine belt is made of leather, which makes the leather sewing machine belt firm and durable
  • Usage: simply measure your original belt (if available) against this belt, cut the excess length off, puncture (using an awl or nail), than insert the end with the metal hook
  • Applications: these sewing machine belt set can be applied for Singer cabinets and manual rocking foot pedals

Identifying & Pricing Sterling Flatware Patterns- Fake Antiques - Mongram Removal

How do you know if you have a two or a 2000-dollar sterling spoon? How do you identify a flatware pattern, determine its age, and know whether or not it has had a monogram removal, if it is a modern-marriage or even a custom-made item?

A $2000 sterling spoon, or a $2 sterling spoon, that is the question?


How do you know if you have a two or a 2000-dollar sterling spoon? How do you identify a flatware pattern, determine its age, and know whether or not it has had a monogram removal, if it is a modern-marriage or even a custom-made item?

The first step is to ascertain the pattern, if it is not stated on the item, identify the manufacturer marks next to the sterling stamp by checking them against a list of manufacturer's marks in the back of any good sterling flatware book.

Sterling souvenir spoons are not to be confused with flatware pattern sterling spoons, they carry very different values. Souvenir spoons will fetch a lot more if there is something special about them, such as one spoon that I sold for 1800 dollars on Ebay because it was enameled and featured the face of a little black boy eating a watermelon. The average cost for a sterling souvenir spoon, of no great popularity, is approximately 21 dollars.

Once you have identified the manufacturer and the pattern there are a few more things to check before you can gauge the value.

The first question you should ask yourself is this: Is this pattern still in production? If you do not have a book that tells you this, call the manufacturer and find out. Your item may look old but it could be brand new, it takes only a few days to give sterling a fake patina by using a crude process to cause blackening - but explaining how to do that is another article.

If your pattern is not currently in production, it is more likely to be old. Many dealers advertise the age of an item as being the date that the pattern was patented, when in fact the item may have been produced 60 years later - so keep this in mind when ascertaining the true age of your item. Some patterns such as Repousse by Kirk went through a metamorphosis three times, and these changes in the actual pattern itself help in ascertaining the year of the production; with most patterns it is not that easy. The �Jewels Sterling Flatware Index' does list which patterns are currently in production.

Monogram removal reduces the value of an item, but items with monograms are harder to sell, so unscrupulous dealers remove them. If you look with an eyeglass closely at an item you will see tiny dots/dents where a monogram has been removed. On some items you will see swirling scratches where it has been buffed. This also depreciates the value.

How can you tell if what you have is a Modern Marriage or a Custom Made item?

The words modern marriage and custom-made are just some of the interchangeable terms used to make the word �fake' seem more acceptable. However, there is nothing wrong with a custom-made item when it is presented as such, in fact, many of these items are extremely attractive and would not be available ordinarily. An excellent example of this would be a cheese grater in the Lily of the Valley pattern, by Whiting.

Custom-made and modern-marriage items are often an original sterling knife handle joined to a modern piece of stainless Sheffield making a pie server, ice cream scoop or similar. Other forms of custom made items are forks, �re-fashioned' and re-sold as �sterling twisted baked potato forks,' or teaspoons re-fashioned into �twisted butter picks,' �pate servers' or �radish scoops.'

So how do you know if you have the original or the fake? If the stainless area of the item does not bear the trademark of the original producer, it may not be original, but as many were not marked in this area you will have to check around the join area of the piece, where the handle meets the stainless. Is there any pattern loss or is there a stamp around the join area of the handle that is blurred? If there is no mark at all, or if the marking for the actual manufacturer is only on the handle or they are present on the handle but blurry, you may have a custom-made item. Custom-made, modern-marriage pieces that are made entirely out of sterling are rare. Pieces combining sterling handles with silver plate add-ons are fairly common, dinner bells being a popular example.

These items, whilst aesthetically pleasing, are of far less value than an original. The controversy is of course that the items are re-fashioned from part or all of an original item, thus leaving open to speculation the question of whether or not the item is truly a fake. It basically depends on what the item is sold as; it is thus only a fake if it is sold as an original antique...

Find out if this item was ever produced in this pattern - if it was, and all the markings are in order, plus there is no pattern loss or stamp loss around the join, you have the original.

Custom-made items, that is, items that are all silver and re-fashioned from a teaspoon, fork or butter knife, should be checked in the same way. Is there any pattern loss where the handle meets the eating area, is the stamp blurred out and was this item ever made in this pattern?

Furthermore, check if the pattern is currently in production, if it is your item may be original, but it may be brand new with a fake patina; again depreciating the value. A common pattern for this is Grand Baroque by Wallace because it is an old pattern that is still in production; however, the older pieces are much heavier! Silver plate hollowware by Wallace and other American manufacturers are currently being produced in China. Stickers that say �Made in China' are removed by unscrupulous dealers, revealing only the Wallace stamp in the silver plate. These items are much lighter than their earlier American-made counterparts.

For the average sterling flatware teaspoon, 21 dollars is a good rough gage. However, any flatware produced by makers such as, Tiffany and Georg Jensen are worth considerably more. Even patterns by lesser manufacturers such as, Isis by Gorham, Renaissance by Dominick and Haff, and Lily of the Valley by Whiting are extremely sought after patterns that will fetch high prices. Popular patterns such as Buttercup by Gorham, Old Master by Towle and Grande Baroque by Wallace will guarantee a fast 21 dollar return on a teaspoon in an antique mall, but less popular patterns will not.

A sterling flatware dealer pays on average six dollars per teaspoon. Knowing what you have requires a little scrutiny and a fair amount of research, but it will pay off.

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