Can Anyone Help Identify these Vintage Sewing Machines?

by UglyCuteDesigns on June 24, 2011 · 4 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Hi Sew Retro!  My mom and I bought these 2 vintage sewing machines months ago and know nothing about them.  I was hoping someone could help me identify them or point me toward some resources that might be helpful.

Here they are:

1)  Model DST Deluxe Streamliner straight-stitch machine

2)  The second is a Queen (?) zig-zag machine:

More details on my blog!

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!

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Laura Nash June 25, 2011 at 12:19 am

there should be a model number on the back somewhere, likely etched into the metal below the bottom casing.

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Jenny Louise June 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I can't help, but I must say they are simply beautiful! I love old sewign machines, its a shame the ew ones don't look like them, or the old ones don't do the same things!

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caroline June 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

In the 50s/60s/70s there were a number of machine brands made that only existed for a brief period of time or were off-shoots of some other company. Most of the machines were made in Japan, some by companies like Toyota before they became the Toyota we know today. Some of the machines are replicas of Singers or other larger brands, other have fun different appearances though obviously the function is all the same. You may not ever find info on your specific machines, though there are vintage Japanese sewing machine groups around the internet, but you can follow care instructions for any similarly aged machines.

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sew vala June 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

here is a site that may be able to help you ISMACS – vintage, antique and rare sewing machines.

http://www.ismacs.net/home.html

hope this is of some help. they are beautiful machines.

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