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Sewing machines have been around for over 100 years and there are many old-fashioned ones that can be still found for sale. This is a guide about the value of an antique Singer sewing machine.
This is a guide about information about Winselmann antique sewing machines. Antique sewing machines are a popular collectible. Collected for their beauty and workmanship, they are also refurbished and used by crafters who enjoy sewing on these antique machines.
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I'd like to sell my White model A (VS I) sewing machine to a collector. Where do I start? How do I determine its value?
Go on eBay and see what similar machines sell for. Check often for a few weeks
I have a 1967 White sewing machine, what is it worth? It is in good condition, works well.
My daughter bought a '78 Kenmore in the cabinet for $30 and it needed a $30 part and she is sewing up a storm for $60. She loves it. Older machines do not bring much. Hope this helps.
Rasta is right. Older machines are just not worth much money wise.
The older machines often don't cost much money, but most work better than newer machines because they were made to higher standards. Some people think that White sewing machines are some of the best made sewing machines in the world. The White company made cars, bicycles, sewing machines and quite a few other highly engineered products. So remember that the worth of a machine is not always measured by its price. Eventually, quality does win out...but it might take another 50 years before most people recognize it. BTW, I have a White machine too, it is beautiful and I paid $50 for it in someone's front yard even though I really didn't have room for another sewing machine (I am such a sucker for a pretty face!).
I have a 1930s White rotary sewing machine in cabinet with knee peddle and electric . Worked up until a few years ago when the cord sparked and I stopped using it.
I am looking for any info that I can find on this machine I have it LOOKS like an adler Belvedere 850-B but the name plate actually says Reliable brand. I am looking for where to shut the power over, so it dont try to sew when I'm not pushing the pedal/knee pedal. The serial number I can find is JA36 A 21669 any help on this would be tremendously appreciated. Thank you
I would like to know the value of a 1966 knee controlled Singer sewing machine. It is still in the sewing cabinet.
These are not valuable. The fact that it is in a cabinet makes it worth more.
I found an old sewing machine in a storage unit. It says "Square Deal" on it. It has a cast iron base that goes with it. Has anyone heard of this kind of sewing machine, how much they might be worth or anything?
There is a sewing machine company in South Africa by that name. They have their own Facebook page and respond quickly
What a cool find! That is a new one to me and I have been sewing for mumble mumble number of years :)
I hope the Facebook site Judy gave you can give you more info.
There is also an international sewing machine collectors society that may be able to give you some info on value. Their link is:
That I don't see any active or completed auctions on eBay for these at the moment seems odd...so either they are very rare and valuable or it just isn't season for them and they come up in waves. You may want to keep an eye out there and use SOLD auctions only to help you develop a value.
I do know people love the metal bases to redo into flea market flip items (love that show). A Singer base just sold recently for $49.99 plus shipping.
Let us know what you learn!
Great find! Now if you can just find out who made it!! Most likely yours is a vintage machine as an antique would be over 100 years old but I am not an expert so maybe some of the suggestions offered on this site will help you find out more about this machine.
so the South African 'Square Deal' sewing machine co. did not incorporate till 2002, and "SQUARE DEAL SEWING MACHINES, is a young and thriving company based in the heart of Maitland Cape Town South Africa. With this youthful exuberance and energy, Square Deal Sewing Machines has become one of South Africas largest dealers in new, reconditioned and renting industrial sewing machines. " www.sewingmachine.co.za/
so i very much doubt this was from South Africa
then the next thing to look for is who was producing sewing machines at this time, and who came out with either a brand or a knockoff - you'd have to see who was producing sewing machines around this time
When was machine most likely made?
Since this looks to be a simple treadle machine of the type common as of the late 1800's thru the 30's.
Who was producing sewing machines at the time?
here's a link of sewing machine brands, past and present
cybergrannie thinks it could be a Japanese knockoff which is a good theory. It has that Singer look though ti doesn't look to be associated with Singer because doing a search for singer + "square deal" brings up nothing (save for the South African outfit)
anyway good luck this looks like a fun research project
I received a Coronado treadle sewing machine for a Christmas present and I can't find a model number on it. I have been looking on the internet to find out information on it, but can not seem to find any. I am looking for any information possible.
By Vickie G
Your machine is a vibrating shuttle bobbin type - and you're in luck because these bobbins (look like a bullet) are being made again! Plus nothing but the belt on any treadle (also being new-milled today) is made of rubber or plastic and so can be restored to working order if so desired.
Your machine was made by the National Sewing Machine Company and 'badged' for the Gambles Department Store chain (found in Canada, so your machine must have travelled down to the US from there after purchase). The following link gives some fantastic info on treadle machines and cabinets including Singers but also machines made by National (scroll down for the National info):
Another good source of information is the following:
Be warned - these lovely elder ladies are addictive!
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Your machine looks to be a late 1920s through very early 1940s model based on the style of controls and the cabinet. Also, the Coronado badging is exclusive to Gambles and all their machines were sold as Coronado machines.
I found some info. on this website. Scroll down under the pictures of the sewing machines for the info. Hope this helps. Happy New Year Everybody!
Morse are sturdy machines. I am not familiar with this model and currently there are none with that number (or that look like yours) on eBay as sold auctions (or active).
When trying to value, eBay is the easiest way. I always tell people don't use current auctions, only SOLD auctions (it is a button on the left side of the screen--at least on my computer).
The best way to find today's market value is you will need to find the exact make and model and see what people actually pay to get an idea of today's current market value.
Once you find an exact make and model match, you will need to take up to 20% off the value if the sold one is PRISTINE...if it is one that is like yours that needs repair...then you have an apples to apples value and you are good to go! Y
You will also need to add 15-20% to the value if the SOLD ones are only the machine, since you have the whole set up (yes, it is a bit complicated because with sewing machines there are dozens of variables...there are attachments also that can add value so be aware of that and if you don't have them and a sold one does, you need to take 10-15% off the value).
There are lots of folks out there who still love and collect these work horses. They are a bug a boo to sell on eBay because it is to hard to pack and ship. You could do a local buy (pick up only) but that may take a long time...as it all about supply and demand.
So long story long, this site sums up valuing sewing machines much better than I can...so it is worth sharing....ismacs.net/
Unless they are antiques, there is not much demand for them. Check on eBay for a few weeks to see what they are selling for.
I would like to know what a White brand sewing machine Model #35355 is worth. Here is a picture of the machine and it is in it's original carrying case.
Unless it is a treadle, it is not worth much. Your best bet would be to track this and similar machines on eBay to see what they are really selling for.
Just wanted to verify...this is the model number or the serial number? I am not familiar with this model and the number doesn't ring a bell with the other white models.
That said, the best way to value the item is to find the exact item on eBay on the sold section. There are not any that look like your machine on there at the moment...but the market changes daily.
The sold section (button on the left side of the eBay screen) tells you what people are actually paying (today's market value).
Asking price only tells you what the seller thinks it is worth.
Check back to eBay periodically and look for an apples to apples match of sold items for your value.
What would be the value of my Featherweight model AH664777?
By Kathy H.
There is one on eBay that is selling for $379. This one looks like it is in excellent condition. The price of yours will be determined by the condition of this machine. If your machine is working and in excellent condition you can sell it for a higher value.
Here is one for $599. https://www.eba Machine/72117080
My boyfriend's mom has an antique black Coronado sewing machine. He was just wondering what the machine may be worth? Any other information about it would be greatly appreciated.
By Cindy from Jim Thorpe