Determining Antique Singer Sewing Machine Value

For many, the ancient Singer sewing machine value is mostly or partly sentimental. The machine they own usually belonged to a family member and was sent down through the generations as a legacy. However, this does not mean that the ancient Singer Machine value is purely in the sentimental or in the family tree. Many collectors are looking for ancient Singer sewing machines for their rarity, for their beauty and for the pure craftsmanship that went into their creation.

Singer began manufacturing sewing machines back in 1851, later in 1856, they offered the first home use model, which was the cost prohibitive for most consumers at that time. Most people who bought a Singer model in the 1850s did it on a payment plan, about the same as a credit card today.

These previous models were fitted and equipped with a pedal, while the later models contained locking stitches (patented by Singer 1859) and two pedals. The machine that started a home-run revolution was so popular, it even had its own "action figures" control and miniature sewing machines made of cast iron.

Over the next few decades, Singer focused on creating more affordable models for home use through mass production, giving the original beauties behind. In the early 1900s, cupboards were created and even flip-top sewing machines, followed by various changes that lead to today's plastic models.

The original models from the middle to the end of the 19th century can be valued in the high thousands depending on their condition, model, original addition, the housing and of course the market and the pool of potential buyers. While the condition is a factor, the antique Singer sewing machine value is more based on the production year and type of machine.

Factors that can be considered when determining the value of your antique singer's machine include decorating the machine and whether it is older, with a pedal step or two pedal threads. In addition, if the machine is in operation with all original parts, the value will increase significantly. To get information about your sewing machine before 1900 singers, you can contact the Singer manufacturer at 1-800-4-SINGER for an oral assessment and get your model type, serial number and wits ready.