SINGER Collectible Sewing Machines
SINGER collectable sewing machines can be bought across a wide range of working and non-working used models, from mechanical and industrial sewing machines to computerised electronic sewing machines and those antique and vintage models. A range of parts and accessories for SINGER collectable sewing machines is also available and include such items as vintage sewing machine lamps, balance wheels, vintage manuals, service packs, bobbins and other attachments.
SINGER was the first manufacturer of sewing machines in the world and is still the best-known brand of sewing machine in the world today, making many older models sought after by collectors. The New York company was founded by an American inventor, actor and businessman Isaac Singer back in 1851.
There are many vintage and antique SINGER collectable sewing machines available which represent important moments in sewing machine innovation. Antique sewing machines are 100 years old or more whereas anything younger is classed as vintage. Most of these older sewing machines are operated manually either as treadle sewing machines or as hand crank sewing machines. Some treadle sewing machines are sold with their original wooden treadle tables with attractive cast iron legs or solid wood cabinets.
Used electronic and computerised sewing machines were introduced in the 40s and 50s. These SINGER collectible sewing machines were often produced in cast iron and featured design upgrades such as motors, lights and pedals.
As the name suggests, SINGER featherweight sewing machines are compact and portable as is the SINGER 99K sewing machine, and up until recently, these models have been targeted by collectors. Another portable and electric model which can be purchased on eBay is the iconic SINGER 221 sewing machine. Produced in the 50s, many of these portable items are sold with the original carry case, manual and accessories.