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Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines

Here at Stagecoach Road Sewing, we love these beautiful, built-to-last-a-lifetime sewing machines, and work to bring them back to the very best that they can be. We take them apart, inspect, clean, lube, adjust, and generally look for any problems or potential problems. Then we detail them to look like new and test them rigorously. Find your dream machine, here.


Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machines

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The Morse 4100 Fotomatic, made in Japan in the 1960s, restored and ready to sew for the rest of your lifetime, and then some.

Then, of course, we detail the outside to look it's best, too.

Of course, we still had to take it apart and clean it from the inside-out because that old dried-on sticky oil in the joints and on the shafts really rob a vintage machine of speed and power. Once everything is gleaming clean and oiled, they run like a new machine.

It came to us in beautiful, barely-used condition.

You've seen Morse sewing machines and maybe even see a Fotomatic or two. Check out this one. It's a Morse 4100 Fotomatic.

Everybody loves lots of goodies to go with their new old sewing machine.

The 401A is a slant-o-matic and you can see how the needle bar slants to bring your work right out in front of you for great visibility of your project.

Why do we keep restoring Singer 401s? Because we love them and so do a lot of people who know good sewing machines.

This one came to us just barely used at all.

It's pretty hard not to love a sewing machine like this Pfaff 130.

Even the screwdrivers and the 70-year-old paper sack are emblazoned with Pfaff's vintage logo.

The Pfaff 130 is widely considered to be one of the best sewing machines, ever.

Of course, we couldn't resist getting deep inside it.

And the drop-in pattern cams make lots of stitch patterns possible.

This Kenmore Model 52 is a strong machine with zigzag and straight stitches.

The mid century Kenmores were mostly made in Japan and what fine machines they are!

It's a Precision Deluxe Dressmaker, made in Japan in the 1950s.

Why do we go to all that bother? Because we like to. It's pretty satisfying to restore the vitality to an old sewing machine.

It wasn't locked up or badly bogged down but that deep cleaning made it run like a frisky puppy.

We got deep into this beautiful Precision Deluxe Dressmaker and cleaned it from the inside-out.

What slows down your vintage sewing machine and robs it of sewing power? Old sticky oil, dirt, lint, thread jams, and hardened grease can slow or even stop your vintage sewing machine. When Pa oiled Ma's sewing machine with soybean oil 60 years ago it may have run a little better in the short run, but now it's so glued together that it won't budge. Even the right oil dries out over the years and a good cleaning will dissolve the sticky gunk and let parts rotate, slide, and reciprocate freely.