• 1908 SINGER 29-4 Sewing Machine -Shoe Industrial Cobbler Leather- with Treadle

    Antique SINGER 29-4 Sewing Machine. Shoe, Industrial. Cobbler, Heavy Duty Sewing machine with original treadle.See pics and video. Machine manufactured in 1908. Serial number D174211. Was recently recovered from dry storage where it sat untouched for decades.
    $330.00
    Local Pickup
    10 watching
  • New ListingCUTE LIL OLD WILLCOX & GIBBS~ACORN & BALL-REAR MEDALLION~ ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINE

    Wolfegangs Collectibles~c1885!!~WORKS WELL!!~COMPLETE!!
    $334.00
    41 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Mar 24 at 5:30PM PDT2d 7hMaker: Willcox & Gibbs
  • New ListingAntique Hand Crank Willcox Gibbs sewing machine. RESTORED 1894

    All old paint was removed and was repainted black and after new decals where put on it was sprayed with a Automotive two part clear coat paint to seal and protect the new decals. It sews a good stitch and works easy.
    $9.50
    8 bids
    $36.30 shipping
    Ending Mar 26 at 5:00PM PDT4d 6hMaker: Willcox & Gibbs
  • New ListingAntique Singer Red Eye Sewing Machine Head

    Antique Singer Red Eye Sewing Machine Head in great working condition. Head is solid and glides like a dream. Refer to the photos for condition. Please check my other listings for more vintage and quality items.
    $54.99
    $13.78 shipping
  • New Listing1863 Patent Model Sewing Machine by William O. Grover Genuine Rare Antique

    The Patent Office agreed and granted the patent. The patent for this early sewing machine was granted on January 27th 1863. The patent number is 37502. Looking at a copy of the patent we see that Baker was a witness.
    $1,250.00
    0 bids
    $85.00 shipping
    Ending Mar 31 at 1:22PM PDT9d 2h
  • RARE~ ANTIQUE VESTA VSIII ~SOWITCH FORWARD~REVERSE~ HAND CRANK SEWING MACHINE

    Wolfegangs Collectibles~WORKS~HOLLY BERRY~ATTACHMENTS!
    $202.50
    25 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Today at 9:52PM PDT11h 25m
  • New Listingantique singer sewing machine in cabinet

    Excellent co nd it io n.
    $40.00
    0 bids
    $32.21 shipping
    Ending Mar 29 at 6:04AM PDT6d 19h
  • Antique very early 1863 glass tensioner Willcox & Gibbs Treadle Sewing Machine

    The head has the early version glass tensioner. A rare early hard to find machine for an affordable price. Willcox & Gibbs machines are among the most attractive Sewing Machines ever built. Most of the bronze colored paint on the treadle is still perfect underneath the dirt.
    $690.00
    Maker: Willcox & Gibbs
    $46.95 shipping
    29 watching
  • New ListingAntique Singer Red Eye Sewing Machine Head

    Antique Singer Red Eye Sewing Machine Head. Head has crisp, clean graphics and glides like a dream! Refer to the photos for condition. Please check my other listings for more vintage and quality items.
    $49.99
    0 bids
    $14.38 shipping
    Ending Apr 1 at 9:29AM PDT9d 23h
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Early 1900's Singer Foot Pedal Sewing Machine with 7 Drawer Cabinet

    The cabinet is made of solid oak and there are 6 side drawers & 1 tilt out center drawer. See Pictures. The foot pedal does operate and so does the hand flywheel. We have not oiled the moving parts but the still move smoothly.
    $650.00
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Antique 1910 Singer Sewing Machine w/ Treadle Cabinet

    Antique, Singer sewing machine with working components, plus accessories.
    $1,100.00
    $99.10 shipping
    or Best Offer
    60 watching
  • Nice Vintage Jones Family C.S. Machine Hand Crank Sewing Works

    It has a top, but it is not the right one so will need to be fitted. The foot release has been snapped off at the end, but it works and the bobbin and shuttle are there. It spins free and appears to function.
    $45.00
    0 bids
    $83.62 shipping
    Ending Mar 24 at 3:12PM PDT2d 4h
    or Best Offer
    Top Rated Plus
  • Vintage antique 1889 SINGER SEWING MACHINE VS2 fiddle base treadle **9000090**

    AMAZING  1889 SERIAL NUMBER 9000090 for the machine only. it was completey threaded (top and bottom when i purchased it. Everything moves/ works smoothly). I have left the shuttle threaded. Just a stunning well-kept machine. please see pictures for details and condition This is for the machine only. The last picture does show the entire unit put together. There is also a wood lid. We are listing all of the parts separately. We can sell the unit all together if an offer is made before any of the pieces are sold
    $199.00
    $39.99 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • ANTIQUE 1800'S WILLCOX & GIBBS S.M.CO SEWING MACHINE NEW YORK LONDON PARIS

    Antique Willcox & Gibbs S.M.Co Sewing Machine that has patent dates starting March 28 1882 to August 28-94. Black cast iron with gold stenciling that has a wood base the sewing machine sits into. The machine has some dust/dirt with light surface rust on the plate wheel & bottom. It has not been tested being sold as found.
    $50.95
    2 bids
    $18.83 shipping
    Ending Mar 27 at 7:29PM PDT5d 9hMaker: Willcox & Gibbs
  • New ListingAntique Franklin Treadle Sewing Machine HEAD ONLY WITH MANUAL

    Antique Franklin Treadle Sewing Machine head in great working condition. Graphics are clean and machine glides perfectly! Even though this is described as great condition, there is typical wear due to this machine being almost 100 years old! Machine includes the two mounting hinge clips and the original owners manual. Manual is missing half of the front cover, but otherwise in great shape. Refer to the photos for condition. Please check my other listings for more vintage and quality items.
    $49.99
    0 bids
    $14.38 shipping
    Ending Apr 1 at 7:36AM PDT9d 21h
  • Antique Wilcox Gibbs Iron Sewing Machine Base Industrial

    Antique Wilcox Gibbs Iron Sewing Machine Base in great condition. Very ornate and no issues whatsoever! Base does not have a foot pedal.
    $105.00
    2 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Mar 27 at 11:39AM PDT5d 1h
  • Vintage Antique Singer Treadle & Sewing Machine Table Cabinet

    What you see in the pictures is what you get. Type: Sewing Machine w/ Table Cabinet. Add to Favorite. Will Call (local pick up). WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET (Unless otherwise stated). Continue button.
    $399.99
    $290.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    21 watching
  • VINTAGE SINGER K-20 ~TRADITION VALUES SERIES~ TOY HAND CRANK SEWING MACHINE

    Wolfegangs Collectibles~COMPLETE~MANUAL~CLAMP~NEEDLES!!
    $51.00
    6 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Saturday at 8:54PM PDT1d 10h
  • Singer Model 24-24 Chain Stitch Sewing Machine w/Orig. Art Nouveau Cabinet

    Also has leather treadle belt in excellent condition. Thread not included. The condition of this machine is incredible. I have never seen a cabinet of this age in such marvelous - ORIGINAL - condition!
    $700.00
    $250.00 shipping
    24 watching
  • New ListingAntique Singer Sewing Machine Model 20-10 7 Spoke Toy Hand Crank Black Enamel

    Antique Singer Sewing Machine Model 20-10 7 Spoke Toy Hand Crank Black Enamel. see pics for condition. crank and machinery turns freely.  works fine.  i did not oil it for sale since i dont know what kind of oil should be used.  Shipped with USPS Retail Ground.
    $25.00
    1 bid
    $20.00 shipping
    Ending Mar 28 at 8:03PM PDT6d 9h
  • Antique Wicox & Gibbs sewing machine with foot pedal, box & attachments

    Machine runs smoothly when plugged into a wall socket and you push the black button on the motor but I couldn’t get to run through the foot pedal. Also note that the aluminum pedal top plate is cracked in half.
    $102.50
    27 bids
    $47.90 shipping
    Ending Mar 25 at 5:00PM PDT3d 6h
  • Minnesota A Treadle Sewing Machine Head

    Minnesota A Treadle Sewing Machine Head Overall good condition the stenciling and finish of the machine is very nice. It is in as found condition meaning I have not serviced it or tested it. Is missing the shuttle and a bobbin. The machine turns freely. Is a workable machine but it needs cleaning and oiling the usual service work a old machine would require. May be returned if you are dissatisfied for any reason, no cost to you. ​I will be selling a large collection of sewing machines this month and into next month some fully serviced some as found condition. Check back I will have some interesting pieces. See the photos and enlarge them they are part of my description. $29 shipping to the contiguous US. Extra shipping out of the 48 continental states.
    $78.00
    $29.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Antique 1900 Singer Model 15  Sphinx Sewing Machine  -xx-  119yrs old!

    Antique 1900 Singer Model 15 Sphinx Sewing Machine. 119 year old machine.
    $125.00
    $38.02 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingModel 128 VS Singer Sewing Machine Wood Case Model 66 Long Bobbin Electric Works

    Singer Model 128 Serial #G0521320 made January 16, 1911. It is a 3/4 size machine great for portable use. There is a motor and rubber belt and very old wiring. I plugged it in and tested it to see that it works wonderfully.
    $109.95
    $24.92 shipping
    or Best Offer
    Guaranteed by Wed, Mar 27
  • Antique SINGER Sphinx Portable Sewing Machine B1383130 w/ Wood Case (Video)

    Antique SINGER Sphinx portable sewing machine - YouTube. From an estate. Solid wood case. Unit needs cleaned and fresh oil, along with a new belt. As-is, as-found.
    $49.99
    0 bids
    $71.45 shipping
    Ending Mar 27 at 6:22PM PDT5d 7h
  • ANTIQUE 1904 Singer SPHINX FOOT TREADLE Pedal Sewing Machine WITH CABINET  

    Antique sphinx design singer sewing machine with cabinet. Dates to 1904 by serial number. Machine in Excellent condition and was used until 10 years ago when the belt broke and I had a baby and never got back to working with it. Replacement belts can be found on amazon. The machine is exquisite... without the usual faded gilding. You can see and read everything. Cabinet is in good condition but has some veneer missing as noted in pictures, however cabinet is SOLID with no signs of rot. Cast iron base is also in amazing condition with no rust. Also included is a wooden box full of extra sewing machine parts. Local pick up only. Washington DC area (northern Virginia). Ask any questions. 
    $150.00
    1 bidEnding Saturday at 3:48PM PDT1d 5hLocal Pickup
  • WILLCOX & GIBBS SEWING MACHINE

    $299.99
    0 bids
    Free shipping
    Ending Mar 24 at 10:36AM PDT2dMaker: Willcox & Gibbs
  • Antique 1913 Red Eye Singer Electric Sewing Machine Model 66

    Decals worn in a few places, especially working areas. Tested and needle moved up and down when wheel is turned. Rubber wheel is worn on winder. Bobbin is in place under cover. Has cabinet hinges, (no cabinet) Serial # G2747216.
    $74.95
    0 bids
    $30.60 shipping
    Ending Mar 24 at 5:50PM PDT2d 7h
  • WORKING Vintage Singer 128K Shuttle Hand Crank Sewing Machine Accessories

    Since we are not the original owners of this machine, we do not have a history of the machine.
    $199.95
    Free shipping
  • Antique Singer Flip Table Electric Sewing Machine

    Remarkably good condition Singer Electric/ Trundle powered sewing machine.
    $330.00
    $9.25 shipping
    or Best Offer
    29 watching
  • Antique 1906 Singer Hand Crank Sewing Machine Wooden Dome Case

    Serial number is S1770645 Case measures 17 1/2” long x 9 1/2” wide x 12” high The case has a key that locks the base to the top and makes it able to be carried by the wooden handles on the side. Machine works. The only thing that I see wrong with it is that it is missing the cover for the bobbin compartment.
    $195.00
    0 bids
    $29.99 shipping
    Ending Mar 26 at 5:47PM PDT4d 7h
  • New ListingANTIQUE SINGER SEWING MACHINE 99 1931 SERIAL NUMBER AD416056 & RARE CABINET

    Year allotted 1931. Singer Database. Serial Numbers Beginning with: AD. great antique shape, with very rare singerCABINET. machine class model no. 99. quantity allotted 5000.
    $65.00
    $130.00 shipping
  • Very Rare 1905 Singer Class 9W3 sewing machine in Singer Class 5 or 6 cabinet

    Very Rare 1905 Singer Class 9W3 sewing machine in Singer Class 5 or 6 seven drawer cabinet. The machine is treadle type it needs a belt but you can turn by hand and it will go. It has all the attachments shown in pics I posted and it has the original owners and instruction manuals with it. The cabinet has not been restored its original
    $50.00
    0 bids
    $295.96 shipping
    Ending Today at 1:39PM PDT3h 12m
  • White Rotary Vintage sewing Machine From 1900’s

    From 1916
    $760.00
    or Best Offer
    FAST 'N FREE
  • Antique 1920s Harris No.9 sewing machine Made in Germany Converted to Electric

    Very Rare Antique 1920s Harris No.9 Art Deco black sewing machine originally hand crank converted to electric with a light original walnut cabinet good working condition made in Germany. See pictures.
    $90.00
    0 bids
    $86.85 shipping
    Ending Today at 10:45AM PDT18m 54s
    or Best Offer
  • 1920s Union Special Vintage Leather Sewing Machine - Rare!

    This machine is for parts or decoration, as much of the machinery has been used. It's in dire need of a cleaning, but the pulley/mainshaft and cycling arm all move smoothly. Sold exactly as shown.
    $50.00
    $38.96 shipping
  • Antique Early Willcox & Gibbs 1870s Treadle Bonnet Top Sewing Machine

    Treadle base is 19" wide x 17" deep. Marked: Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Co., New York, London, Paris. Working but belt is loose and needs replacing or tightening. Bonnet top has a few repairs, base and machine are flawless.
    $799.00
    Maker: Willcox & Gibbs
    Free shipping
  • 1900s Singer peddle sewing machine

    Good condition missing drip of wood between drawers on one side, works great, been in family for over 60 years.
    $500.00
    $19.05 shipping
    or Best Offer
    23 watching
  • Antique Vintage 1897 Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Serial 14826630

    Age verified by serial number
    $19.99
    1 bid
    $29.71 shipping
    Ending Saturday at 3:55PM PDT1d 5hTop Rated Plus
  • --> SINGER RED EYE Model 66 COLOR CORRECT!!!!! Sewing Machine Restoration DECALS

    We love them all, but specialize in the highest quality, most accurate restoration decals for the Model 66 line of Singer sewing machines. Our decals are Made with Love and Pride in the USA. Would you want anything less?.
    $78.66
    $3.00 shipping
  • 1900's Vintage Singer Treadle Sewing Table With Sewing Machine 

    Manual operated. Missing belt that connects undercabinet wheel to machine. Solid iron base can be used to make your own side table using your own top. Pick up in Chicago is free.
    $150.00
  • ELIAS HOWE SEWING MACHINE PAT-1872

    Will likely need cleaning and maintenance.
    $299.99
    or Best Offer
    FAST 'N FREE
  • New ListingCUTE NICE RARE 1922 ANTIQUE VINTAGE SINGER 20 TOY SEWING MACHINE SMALL CHILD SEE

    This model was first manufactured in 1922 and a limited number of them were made. Don't let this charming antique treasure get away. It's in very good condition and it is a rare gem. No toy sewing machine collection is complete without a unique 1922 Model 20 Singer.
    $89.99
    $20.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1918 Singer 128K Hand Crank Sewing Machine

    Singer 128K hand crank sewing machine with serial number F8446457. 100 years old and it sews! Shuttle and bobbin are in place. Hand crank is an original Singer. This machine has most likely been a hand crank it's entire life.
    $100.00
    0 bids
    $38.52 shipping
    Ending Mar 25 at 7:00PM PDT3d 8h
  • Singer Model 66 Red Eye Bentwood Case 1912

    Selling a beautiful 1912 Singer model 66 red eye hand crank sewing machine. Comes with original singer bentwood case with working lock and key. The machine is in very nice condition, will make a great display or even use it still. There’s a couple spots where the graphics have a little wear from use, and the edge of the base where it lowers to the bottom of the case is marked up some. See photos to judge for yourself. I checked and the machine turns fine, the needle head operates as it should. Also comes with some thread, accessories, and a small oil can. The case is also in good shape, no damage that I could see, the finish looks good for its age.
    $275.00
    $38.60 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Antique Singer 15 with Gingerbread Decals in Wood Case Yr. 1918

    Willing to cut down 10% if you are truly interested. Serial number: G5867804. I honestly have no use for this machine. It's cool and all, but I feel like it will be more appreciated in the hands of someone else. Was left behind by the previous homeowner years ago. In great condition; works when plugged in, and comes in original leather box.
    $10,000.00
    $20.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Antique WILCOX & GIBBS Chain Stitch Mini Sewing Machine ORIG 1870s BEAUTY WORKS

    Antique WILCOX & GIBBS Miniature Sewing Machine; Chain Stitch / Lock Stitch. All ORIGINAL! Late 1800's; BEAUTIFUL & WORKS too! ALL ORIGINAL; this has NEVER been repainted or re-detailed. It is GORGEOUS!
    $388.99
    $22.60 shipping
    20 watching
  • The New Pathfinder Treadle Sewing Machine Head VERY RARE

    Overall good condition the stenciling and finish of the machine is very nice. The stenceling is worn off in places. It is in as found condition meaning I have not serviced it or tested it. Is missing the shuttle and a bobbin. The machine turns freely and it will sew. Is a workable machine but it needs cleaning and oiling the usual service work a old machine would require for it to perform as it should. . May be returned if you are dissatisfied for any reason, no cost to you. I will be selling a large collection of sewing machines this month and into next month some fully serviced some as found condition. Check back I will have some interesting pieces. See the photos and enlarge them they are part of my description. $29 shipping to the contiguous US. Extra shipping out of the 48 continental states.
    $109.00
    $29.00 shipping
    or Best Offer

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Antique Sewing Machines are Not a Thing of the Past

The Mechanics of it All

There are a few different types of antique machines that are differentiated from back when they were widely used. Singer was the most popular brand of sewing machine. They originated in 1851, with a domestic sewing machine. These are also considered mechanical in nature due to the moving parts and age of everything. They also go by the name of a treadle machine. Table-based Sing sewing machines are typically treadle in design which means they are operated with a foot pedal. While these were easy to control your speed and manueverability with your garments, due to the age of these machines, many of the foot pedals were often lost and are hard to find. Popularized by Singer and although widely distributed, the treadle sewing machine is large and takes up more space. It typically stays in one location and is hard to move.

To Stand or Not to Stand

There are two subset categories for mechanical sewing machines: stand based or table based. Stand based machines are simply the sewing machine itself and can easily be transported to wherever you need to do your sewing. Table based machines are built into a table stand that creates a sewing center with more tabletop space for your work and gear.

Features of an Old Machine

The antique versions of either of these machines are simple in design and features and can be easily repaired. Common features include a presser foot, bottom loading bobbin, adjustable tension, adjustable stitch length and single stitch. Treadle and hand operated machines usually only have one straight and forward built-in stitch capability. It typically stays in one location and is hard to move. Antique machines are certainly a thing of the past but their function and design still are just as good in a crafting world in which technology has taken over.

Make the Most of Your Model

By answering some simple questions, you can determine what model of sewing machine you are looking for and may already have. 

  • What model do you need?
  • What technology is used?
  • Is it easy to repair?

Per the model that you are interested in, there are specific parts and accessories that are used strictly with those machines. While some models certainly shared parts, there were newer sewing machines that had differently adapted technology that would not be compatible with older models. If you have a Brother or Singer from a specific time period, there may be some relatively common pieces that transcend most makes of machinery. However, you generally cannot use a differently manufactured part for another brand of sewing machine. 

Find and Seek

The parts of your antique sewing machine may prove to be a challenge in obtaining. However, antiquities dealers that specialize in sewing machines, would be able to fully help in finding what items you need. It is important to note that while you may have found the parts and accessories you need for your sewing machine, that due to the age, some pieces may need professional cleaning and detailing, or could even be rusted. If refurbishing an antique sewing machine, having clean parts on-hand for any impromptu fixes is key.

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