Vintage Sewing Machine ID and Date?

March 31, 2022

An old fashioned sewing machine.Who made this machine for Montgomery Ward and when? This my great grandmother's sewing machine that I recently inherited. I remember sewing with it when I was very young. Haven't been able to find information, just some pictures.


The base of an old fashioned sewing machine.


April 4, 20221 found this helpful
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This particular Montgomery Ward sewing machine has an original patent date of Nov. 30, 1886. I found it in an online auction by the unique flowering detail on the arm.

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April 5, 2022

I've heard that this may be a national machine. Would like to know when it was made. Would anyone be interested in the machine or attachments as I am going to make a table out of cabinet.

Patent date is Novemer 30, 1886. Numbers on metal base 5 10.'7527.3'81.

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April 16, 20221 found this helpful

Montgomery Ward sewing machines were sold from 1872-2001 and featured a variety of manufacturers. They did not make any of these appliances. Instead they re-branded and then marketed products made by other manufacturers.


You might try to sell your machines locally through Facebook Marketplace, Craig's List, a yard sale, an antique's dealer, or another venue where you live.

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April 20, 20221 found this helpful

I found a treadle sewing machine with the name Montgomery Ward and with the same patent date November 30, 1886
The owner of the sewing machine wrote that it has been in their family since 1902 or earlier.
Montgomery Ward was a catalog retailer and department store that operated between 1872 and 2001, so, Montgomery Ward did not make sewing machines and almost all Montgomery Ward sewing machines made before 1955 were made by the National Sewing Machine Company antiques.lovetoknow .com/.../how-old-is-my-montgomery-ward-sewing...


In 1960, New Home and the "New Home" brand were purchased by the Janome company. You can contact them at 1-800-631-0183 and tell them the serial number. Maybe they can help you.

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April 27, 20220 found this helpful

A table sounds interesting for the stand but what about the case?
If you want to know more about the machine then you should contact Ismacs as they can tell you the full story of this machine. It's possible that someone on this site would know what to do with the machine.
It is free to join the email/message site and these members ALWAYS answer questions.

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