I didn’t know the far-reaching implications of my choice.As you may remember, I’m part of the Knotty Knitters, a crafty bunch of older ladies that meet every Thursday night at our local library. One night, as we admired a hand-sewn quilt, I told my “grandmas” about the paper I was writing on Isaac Singer and Singer Sewing Machines.

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I spotted a lovely old Singer® sewing machine, at a local auction house last week.

I was so pleased to find it hadn’t been converted to electric, as I’d been looking for one like this for a while now.

Knowing more about your vintage sewing machine cabinet can help you make the most of this addition to your home.

Dating a vintage sewing table can be quite easy or significantly more difficult, depending upon the sewing machine and style.I had to leave the auction early, before the lot came up, so I left a hopeful bid of £30. I know there’s a lot of them around and they don’t go for much but I’d been having a hard time trying to get my hands on one.I think they’re so popular now, everyone’s snapping them up!They’ve not located the log books for 1851 to 1870 as yet, so the serial numbers for those years aren’t available.Serial numbers on SINGER sewing machines manufactured prior to 1900 are numbers only.I’m not sure if she works, but when I turn the wheel, the needle goes up and down and the bobbin case at the bottom moves. I don’t know much about her, but I’m going to do some research.