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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1893 Sewing Machine

A very close friend has this beautiful machine sitting in her entry way. 
 The machine was given to her Grandmother. 
 It was originally owned by a woman who repaired Cilvil war uniforms.  
 It is one of the most beautiful carved and pristine machines I have ever seen.
It's date is carved on the inside lid but did not photograph well enough to share.
  I can't even imagine it's value.


The carvings are so detailed and not a single chip to be found. 


 She still own the whole instruction book although the pages are no longer together, and the original attachments in their box!

Thanks Linda for letting me share this beautiful treasure.

And thanks to Suzanne at 

16 comments:

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I have never seen such a beautiful cabinet on an old sewing machine. That is a wonderful treasure !

Keetha Broyles said...

Very lovely!

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful machine and such history! I love antiques!!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Would you believe, I learned to sew on a treadle machine so similar to this!!! Does that make me ancient, or what? It's gone...where, I don't have any idea, but I do know many times I wish I had it back.

BIBIDDY BOBIDDY BOO

Flora said...

What a treasure! That is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this!!

LV said...

That is truly a work of art. They do not make furniture like that anymore. It is hard to find anything solid wood.

Nani said...

Beautiful! A masterpiece that can create fine works and has a great history. Very cool!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

What a beautiful piece of furniture the sewing machine is! I never dreamed a sewing machine was ever made like that. Even the part that is the actual machine is beautiful. If you lived nearby I could ask you to paint beautiful flowers on my plain machine in it's very plain white cabinet. Heehee. Thank you for coming by my blog, otherwise I never would have seen the sewing machine which was a treat. There is still time to add it to the Your Cozy Home Party to let others see it and meet you if you would like to. Would love to have you.-Shannon

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
My Mom had one like this a long time ago.. This is a Beautiful Treasure..Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape and my Kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family.
XXOO Diane

Coloradolady said...

What a fantastic machine! If I could work on them, I am afraid I would have more than I do! Happy VTT

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I had one just like that gave it to my daughter 4 years ago..I paid #350.00 for it in 1988..thanks for sharing my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Ann said...

That is awesome, never seen one that beautiful. Lucky Linda to have it. Hugs ann

Rohit Sareen said...

i rem my mum have one of those old sewing machines...very vintage!

cheers,
Saturday Sareenity.

Gretchen said...

So beautiful!!! Not much of a sewer, but love to see old machines... and the story is most interesting!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

A fantastic piece of furniture!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

My, oh my! I love old sewing machines anyway, but this is a masterpiece! I've never seen anything like it.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage