In fact, the quality of these early machines is so good that there are still many Singer treadle sewing machines in use today.
The first Singer sewing machine was patented in 1851.
Although they are often found at garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales with very low price tags, there are several models of antique Singer sewing machines that are highly sought after by collectors.
These beautiful pieces of sewing history are popular with antiques collectors and sewing enthusiasts alike.
The Featherweight, model 221, was introduced at the Chicago World's Fair.
This beautiful machine was black with a scrollwork faceplate and gold decals.
Most importantly, the machine was the first to have a foot pedal instead of a hand crank. It was black with a gold scroll design on the machine.
If you can find one in its original case and with the accessories, it will be worth more than just the machine. These are considered by many collectors to be the best machines that Singer ever produced.
While it was similar to the 201, there were some differences as well. Because of their popularity and durability, finding antique Singers is relatively easy.
The feed dogs drop and it had a marked needle throat plate. If you're looking for a specific model, you may need to do some extra searching.
Since the first machines were produced in the 1950s, thousands were sold to eager consumers.
The beautiful cabinets, well-made machines, and practical improvements made Singer sewing machines a must for the average household.