Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Antique "Little Worker" Sewing Machine

This past weekend was the monthly meeting of a group I belong to that has been meeting for over 25 years.  We deviated from our regular agenda of discussing and analyzing our dreams to a special program for some of our members who turned 60 this Spring.  Part of that ceremony involved bringing an item that had special meaning for us that we were now ready to release.  We were allowed to then choose an item someone else brought and take it home with us.  I am delighted to share with you the item I brought home with me.

This sewing machine was part of a collection that belonged to my friend's mother.  This little machine measures 10" wide by 6" deep and 9 1/2" high.

The needle moves when you turn the wheel with this handle.

It even came with instructions for threading.

This shows it from the back where you see the lever that raises and lowers the presser foot.

Imagine what might have been constructed or patched using this little machine.

As adorable as it is, it makes me appreciate the advances that have been made in this arena.

This Little Worker, as it is called' was patented April 4th, 1911.  It was produced by New Home Sewing Machine Company in Orange, Massachusetts.

It was advertised as: "The small machine that produced large results."


  1. Touched my heart to see the care and imagination lavished on this little old well-used hard worker from so long ago. Precious.

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