Around 150 years ago, in 1851, the Singer Sewing Machine Company started to manufacture
machines using the highest standards of quality for reliability. So it doesn’t take
much work or specialized knowledge to keep antique singer sewing machines in tip-top
condition, as it is quite easy to obtain a singer sewing machine part. By the same
token, it doesn’t take much work to restore antique sewing machines to full working
order. A sewing machine is usually made of metal with only a handful of moving parts,
the older models are probably a antique treadle sewing machine. Most of the works
are safely enclosed in the machine and protected from the elements. In addition,
it’s meant to be used indoors making it unlikely that even an old machine has been
exposed to weather. With today’s technology, even a very old antique Singer sewing
machines can be restored and maintained and easily kept in pristine condition due
to the well made parts.
The Time Machine that goes for ever
The tools needed to work antique Singer sewing machines are very simple. A variety
of screwdrivers may be all that you need to fit a singer sewing machine part along
with some good lubricating oil made especially for sewing machines. If your antique
sewing machine is a family heirloom, you may have a good idea of what kind of condition
it’s in. In many cases, a sewing machine was lovingly used and cared for only set
aside when replaced by a newer model. Often, it was only put away by someone who
inherited it but already owned a machine. Such a machine will probably have all of
its parts, perhaps only missing its manual.
You can find out about many styles of old antique sewing machines by searching online.
There are groups of antique collectors to match any kind of antique object. Parts
that can wear out like a drive belt can often be replaced through online contacts
or descriptions can be found enabling you to replace it with a modern substitute.
It should be easier to find parts for Old Singer sewing machines than some other
Before attempting to use the machine, take it apart to gently remove dust and rust.
Apply oil wherever parts touch, especially moving parts. Special sewing machine oil
will not become gummy, so it’s important to use the right stuff. If parts had to
be wiped with water, allow them to dry before applying oil. The tension has to be
set before you can begin sewing.
Make sure that the proper needles are installed and in good condition. If the thread
breaks, it may mean that the tension needs to be adjusted or the needle and thread
don’t correspond in size or weight. Someone who is knowledgeable about motors should
take a look at the machine’s motor before attempting to use it. An antique sewing
machine is a good addition to any home’s décor. One that works is even better.
In recent times these old antique Singer sewing machines have become collector's
items. There are even enthusiasts who collect antique Singer sewing machines as a
full time hobby. If you find the serial number on the machine, you can call Singer
and they will be able to identify the date the machine was manufactured. If you are
looking to own one of these grand old machines, you will have to spend some time
and research. If you are already a proud owner looking to sell, you could easily
demand an excellent price for an antique Singer.