Dating antique sewing machines

For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.

Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors.

Unhindered by plastics this machine is already 60 years old and still sewing like new.

Now, if you come across any pictures of early Husqvarna sewing machines please do mail me as I would be really interested in adding them to my site.

The magnificent Freja model was based on the mighty Singer 12k transverse shuttle model of 1865 but with a more Scandinavian high-arm square look.He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications worldwide.and selling like hot cakes around the world and the skilled company, used to forging steel and bending hot metal, took to them like a duck to water.That simple bit of information took me a week to track down, crazy or what, with Google today, I expect I could have done it in an hour or less! Todd, makers of the Champion of England, imported the Husqvarna Freja sewing machine model as early as 1886, and sold the machine to stores with their own decals on the front (like Reed sewing machine for example).This needle plate from an 1880 Husky Freja sewing machine holds a host of information.