Vintage Fridor Stitchmaster “Merino” Sewing Machine.

by allthepreciousthings on May 9, 2013 · 7 comments

in 1950s,Sewing Machines,Vintage Sewing

I fell in love with this machine, as soon as I saw it on ebay. The clean lines, the “atomic style” shape, unlike any other machine I’d seen before. Designed in Switzerland, and made in Holland, circa 1950s.

 

 For under $100 (including interstate postage), I think I got a bargain!

The machine arrived in its own little suitcase, decked out with leather straps inside to hold the pedal, the extension table and a cute little green bakelite box of attachments.


The Fridor Stitchmaster Merino

I spent a day cleaning her (the suitcase was full of rat droppings)…….

The machine case, sans rat poop


 

…..and now I own a seriously good – looking machine – even the foot pedal is attractive!

 

 


Even the foot pedal is attractive....

 

For a simple, straight-stitching machine, it has quite an array of extra feet, and dropping the feed-dogs is as simple as flicking a lever.

 

 

 

More photos on the patternpatter blog here (because I have yet to start my own!).

Bakelite light switch and Feed Dog Lever


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PepperReed May 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

Awesome! I love vintage machines; I have 2 Elna, so those Swiss machines just hum like clockwork. Have fun sewing on your new beauty!

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Katherine May 9, 2013 at 8:56 am

And the winner of Most Stylish Foot Pedal is…

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Gail May 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I love the style of vintage machines. Looks like it could make milk shakes too!!!

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Brooke May 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

What a great machine! I recently found a vintage Wizard brand machine and I love it! They just don’t make modern machines as pretty as the old ones!

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Helen September 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I need a foot pedal for my Fridor 500 deluxe, anyone know where to get one? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Aysha October 6, 2013 at 4:15 am

I have just purchased a Fridor Stichmaster Sewing Machine, any tips or instructions would be helpful.

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Aysha October 6, 2013 at 4:15 am

sorry my email address is mrehmaan@gmail.com

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