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Graybar Machine

susanna | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

Maybe someone out there has heard of or is familiar with Graybar sewing machines. I have one that I’d like more information about and have searched to no avail. The manual I have mentions writing Western Electric for more info but gives no address. There is no date near the patent #. It is electric & UL listed. It’s in its own cabinet (drop down type).

Thanks for any help!


  1. Beth | | #1

    My mother had a Graybar machine. It sewed a straight stitch only. I learned to sew on it. Unfortunately, I don't have it now and told my brother to take it to the dump. Sorry not to be more help.


  2. SewTruTerry | | #2

    Suze I did a google search and came up with a company called

    A Glass Colllector

    PO Box 19351

    Minneapolis MN 55419

    Sorry they did not list a phone number but there were a lot of sites that mentioned the Graybar machine when I did the google search, so there must be someone out there that can help you.

    Good luck.

  3. Kiley | | #3

    I saw a Graybar machine on eBay and it said made in the USA. I did a search and found that the Gray and Barton Co. which formed in 1869 later became Western Elec. Graybar was formed in 1925, They made the Graybar rotary and  BT National machines. The company is still in existance but they now sell elec. componants etc. to different companies. In a search I also found that the manual and different accessories can still be purchased for the machines.

    1. susanna | | #4

      Thank you for this information. I will search ebay some more.

      I bought the machine at a rummage sale 10 or so years ago because of the beautiful cabinet and the fact (according to the son) that it had only been used a couple of times. Am trying to make up my mind if I should hold on to it or not.

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