Monday, May 16, 2011

Kayser Sewing Machine

People started sewing as long as 20,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. The first sewing needles were made of bones or animal horns. Archaeologists have discovered bone needles with eyes, used to sew together skins and furs, dating back to this time.

Earlier, in 1755, Charles Weisenthal, a German inventor, devised the first sewing machine needle, but did not produce a complete machine. In 1790, the first workable sewing machine was invented and patented by the British inventor, Thomas Saint. His machine was meant to be used on leather and canvas. Since then, several inventors had attempted to improve the sewing machines by creating their own "more advance" and practical machines to the world wide.

Well, I didn't get much information about this unique sewing machine from my collection. Just from a very simple research, this type of sewing machine was first invented in Germany from an inventor named John Kayser. The very first German zigzag sewing machine like this were invented in 1882.

Guess what....... This machine is still in a good condition and can still be used perfectly!!! :)


Picture 1
Kayser sewing machine with the casing.



Picture 2
The key hole with key inserted.



Picture 3
The key to open the casing.



Picture 4
Kayser sewing machine.



Picture 5
Kayser sewing machine.



Picture 6
Kayser sewing machine.

18 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful 1800s vibrating-shuttle sewing machine. These are always good quality and fun to use. So long as you have a few bobbins around, they're still very practical.

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    1. Thank you so much scheong. Im glad you enjoy reading my blog... :)

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    2. I have found one in an antique shop, but not sure what a fair price would be to pay for such a machine. The number stamped on the gold metal area is 597365. Can you share your thoughts please?

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    3. Its 1899-1902 about mine is 647471 and its 1903

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    4. Its 1899-1902 about mine is 647471 and its 1903

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  2. Hi, I found my grandmathes which is similar to yours. How do you know how old the machine is?

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    1. It's a vibrating shuttle sewing machine. They stopped making these in the 1950s and 60s. It's a sewing machine design that's over 150 years old.

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    2. Serial number on little plate on front will tell 5begininnigs are before and 6 after 1900

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    3. Serial number on little plate on front will tell 5begininnigs are before and 6 after 1900

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    4. My Kayser portable sewing machine has serial #1321598. I believe it was purchased new in Holland in 1914 by my great grandmother. It looks just like the one above. Can anyone tell me anything about it?

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  3. I have one of this! I think is the same moddel!

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  4. I have this model too replaced on table and footpedal working i think it about 1900- 1910

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  5. I have this model too replaced on table and footpedal working i think it about 1900- 1910

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  6. i have sewing machine GEBRUDER KAYSER. 718524 3..... KAYSERSLAUTERN. 170 YEARS OLD. what it costs???

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  7. Hello.i have Kayser with serial 1411403 maybe any knows how old is it?

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  8. My Mother in law is asking about her mother's Kayser portable sewing machine in a wooden case, purchased in the Netherlands. Serial number is 400881. Can you provide the circa, or is there a Kayser data base to look them up?
    Thank you.

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  9. My "new" Kayser has serial number 14095.
    Email any information about age of the machine to:
    1957.kaye@gmail.com

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