is one of the oldest (1879) “working” sewing machines I have in my
collection, and it sews a lovely straight stitch.
can barely see the Forget-Me-Not decals. It is a full-size fiddlebase machine
with side clamping presser feet and uses an
ordinary 15x1 needle.
cabinet is original with a coffin top and flip up table extension. It is missing
the drawer that normally would be found on the left hand side, but I think it
was removed to make it more convenient to reach the bobbin and, over time,
the belt guard that has a flip up bobbin winder attached to it.
notice the typical class 15 tension mechanism on the nose plate. It uses early
class 15 bobbins that are slightly domed and still available new from many
was able to find some original old bobbins as well as a key that locks down the
time travel to another sewing machine era by clicking the time period button