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Old, antique, vintage sewing machines

Katydid_ | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

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Is there anyone out there who collects old, antique, vintage sewing machines? I would like to here from you.

Also included in my collections are old irons, pin cushions etc.

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  1. petex2000 | | #1

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    I've started a collection of vintage sewing machines from the 50's -70's. I'm an architect and look for machines that embody the best of industrial design ideas from that period. I'm looking for a well priced Neechi Supernova. It was designed by the renowned designer Marcello Nizzoli. I currently own 2 nice Berninas from the 70's.

    1. kaykidsmom | | #2

      *I have an older portable sewing machine and was wondering if anyone has heard of the brand name. The motor says Bega Sewing Machine Company and that name also appears to be on the machine itself although it's hard to make it out for sure. It looks very similar to an older Singer. Thanks.

      1. whitesew | | #3

        *I have a book ANTIQUE AMERICAN SEWING MCAHINES by J W Slaten. It lists over 4,000 sewing machines names but does not have a BEGA. There were so many sewing machines made with so many different names that it is hard to track them all, but most were made by only a few companies like National, White, Davis, Free, New Home, Standard, AGMason, Goodrich, Household, Domestic. Like you said it is probably a Singer, there were a lot of them out there, example; between the years of 1877 and 1881 there were 2,170,056 Singer sewing machines made.Sorry that's all the help I can give you.

        1. kaykidsmom | | #4

          *Thanks for the info! I haven't looked at it closely for awhile. I'll have to see if I can clean it up a little and make out a serial number.

          1. Theresa_Sittler | | #5

            *I acquired an old singer, circa 1963. After a bit if digging, we were able to date it as such. Try google search and you will come up with websites which date sewing machines. Mine happens to have been made in Great Britain, of all places. Even if you don't have a singer, it's a bunch of fun to mess around these places. You may get ideas!

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