Not sure I am allowed here because I am just a old woodworker but I thought of you folks when I saw this.
A picture of a old sewing machine your great grandmother probably wished about when looking through the catalogue. This was the EXPENSIVE one! LOL Well, a days wages was probably a dollar a day then?
Page scanned from a reprint of a Sears Roebuck Catalogue… 1902
The file is sort of big but you need to be able to read it.