Can Anyone Help ?

Beloved & I went to an antique auction in Lincoln this evening, and ย Beloved bought me this little beauty

Old Sewing machine

I can’t find any makers mark what so ever, does any one have any information as to the make /model or approximate date. Thank you in advance


24 thoughts on “Can Anyone Help ?

  1. There were a number of machines which had those intricate designs however, they all generally had their name in large print on that top bar. Given the odd lack of advertising themselves, I would suggest “crawling all over it” and look for manufacture’s plate, or “Made in ………” which would give you a clue. Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Many thanks for getting in touch, due to the lack of any markings .. I’ve peered at it long & hard with a magnifying glass, I’m sure it’s a replica of one of the more desirable machines dating from the turn of last century, although when I lifted the machine up I did find an old envelope with a 1960’s stamp on with an illustration of how to thread the machine, so it was being loved back then

      1. The colorful and ornate design is very “Singer”. If you have not already done so, look inside/behind any cover plates for info. Perhaps inside a lubrication area? Below the needles etc?

      2. Good idea !!!!! I have since found a little cardboard box with a few transverse shuttles and a couple of screwdrivers inside, and there is packet of old ‘singer’ sewing needles, the box looks fairly original but well used so any printing has been rubbed off, either way Beloved made a good choice for an impromptu gift ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What a little beauty and how lovely of your Beloved ๐Ÿ™‚ I have no idea about it….BUT, we have a sewing machine shop a few miles away that deals with all sorts and has antique machines all around the room too… maybe if you send them an email and picture they can help!

    1. Thank you Mrs T, some one has already been in touch with me through my facecloth account, as there are no markings it’s quite possibly a replica of a ‘Bradbury’ high arm machine, although not all their machines had a logo on so who knows ๐Ÿ™‚ many thanks for the link I’ll follow it up if my research doesn’t yield any more info, it’s quite probable it dates from around late 1800’s early 1900’s and now for the bombshell of how much Beloved paid out for my lovely little gem ….I hope you are holding your breath ….. ยฃ11 … for a little piece of social history I think we have a bargain Woo Hoo

      1. They are very good at the shop, and I know people travel from far and wide to go there…I’ve only been a couple of times, but it’s like sewing machine heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’ve managed to find a little about it, it’s a transverse shuttle, and possibly a replica of the high end machines of the day, so it would have been more accessible for ‘everyday’ ladies of the era to buy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I have taken the momentous decision that after 34 yrs of marriage Beloved still has a romantic side …buying a vintage sewing machine is romantic right ??

    1. Thank you, an evening at the auction, which is always entertaining, an impromptu gift from Beloved and many a happy hour spent today researching my machine

      1. Not forgetting awesome rag doll rabbit, hey I could sit her at the machine, she got loads of comments when I put my crocheting in her lap…alas it wasn’t her forte she didn’t do a single row ๐Ÿ™‚

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