Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Antique Sewing Machines

On a recent trip to the Durango/Silverton, Co area, we visited the museum in Silverton.
While the museum mostly contained mining history & artifacts, there were also displays of what the homes were like in Victorian times. And of course these lovely sewing machines caught my eye...
This Minnesota sewing machine was manufactured by Davis & sold through Sears & Roebuck. I'm not sure of the year of this model A but in 1910, it would have sold for about $16.

These White Rotary sewing machines were the first line using a rotary hook. I'm not sure of the year here either but sometime between 1876 & the early 1900's. In 1909 this machine would have sold for about $65.

Here is a link to the museums website if you are interested in visiting. (Please note admission prices on the site have not been recently updated. We paid $7 per adult & it was worth the price!).