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Domestic Sewing Machine?

Was wondering how much it is worth and how old it was. It works great and I have the original instruction pamphlet and attachments for it as well.

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February 20, 20210 found this helpful

I also want to know if antique sewing machines are worth anything? I have a couple. They look so beautiful and interesting, especially the older ones. I found one at an estate sale that I was lucky enough to be driving by when the signs were being posted. Original owner. The Mother who passed away used it to sew the family's clothes when she was a child. It had just been tuned up at a repair shop with original documentation dated on the invoice and placed in their basement ever since. It came with a special stool which when you lift the hinged cushion, there is a compartment for storage with extra spools, tools, patterns, all kinds of useful items she had in there. I probably paid too much for it because she saw that I just loved it! Just curious about a ballpark figure.

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February 20, 20210 found this helpful

Hello trailertech17,
No one will be able to answer your question as it is 'tacked' on to another member's original question so please start a new question and provide names, model number (if known) and pictures of your sewing machines.
It is always best to limit a question to one item (two sewing machines = 2 questions) so it does not get confusing as to which machine someone is discussing.
We would love to try and answer your questions so please post them soon.

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February 20, 20210 found this helpful

This one is asking $175 and is from 1876. www.ebay.com/.../233764021291?hash=item366d6be42b...

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February 20, 20210 found this helpful

Can you share the model number?

Does it have the case (is that what is pictured holding the spools)?

Is it on a stand? Do you have attachments?

Value is really hard to place on the piece without a lot more info.

Having the books will help!! That it works helps too.

Where are you located?

Does the book note have a date on it? How is the state name listed/is there a phone number/how is the zip code listed (or is there none)--sometimes if there is no date on a written piece you can get a time frame by how they write the state/phone/zip.

Maybe with more info we can get you a better age and value for your lovely piece!!

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February 20, 20210 found this helpful

There were thousands of Domestic sewing machines produced from 1869-1924 and maybe later as the company was taken over by White and they still produced Domestic for a few years.
I believe your machine may have been made between 1910-1920 but without the information/pictures that member PGHgirl mentioned no one can tell you very much more.
For value we would have to have several pictures of the full the machine (front and back is best), especially the cabinet (painted green?) as the cabinet (and condition of cabinet) will have an impact on value.
Where you live may also have an impact on value as these are very heavy machines and many sellers offer only 'local pick only' and no shipping.
You should also post a picture of the instruction booklet and pictures of any other paperwork, numbers (numbers may be under the sewing plate) and provide any knowledge available about your machine. Many times the more you know about the machine the higher the value. These are also the kind of pictures you will need if/when posted for sale.

There is a lot of information online about the Domestic Sewing Machine Co but you can send a picture to any of these companies and they can most likely help you identify it. You have to join sites (free) before asking questions. They will provide information about the machine but will not comment on value.
But if you return here with some pictures and information, someone here will help you find a fair value amount for your machine.
sewalot.com/sewalot_index.htm
www.fiddlebase.com/.../
sewalot.com/domestic%20sewing%20machine.htm
ismacs.net/.../home.html

This is an excellent sewing machine forum site that offers help with all types of problems.
www.quiltingboard.com/.../

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February 23, 20210 found this helpful

It is truly harder to answer without more information on this lovely classic. Information like maker/brand, approximate age. There is maybe help , you can contact a antique professional or try this link - https://www.justanswer.com - https://www.reddit.com

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