A mighty work horse from the past, this Domestic 153 is basically a White Rotary, famous for it's fabric feed. Because the teeth of the feed surround the needle on all four sides, the fabric is supported and you have exceptional control and stitch formation.
As you may know, we are famous for restoring beautiful sewing machines, taking them apart to restore them from the inside-out, and as you can imagine, this takes a lot of shop time, making the machines we restore costly.
Occasionally, we choose a machine that's still in great, often times nearly un-used condition, check it out to be sure it's in good shape, and then service, adjust, test, and detail them, so we can offer beautiful machines that are more affordable, too.
And just to give you time to bond with your new vintage machine and to be sure it's working as it should, we give you 30 days to run it, sew on it, and really be sure it's just as we said it is.
This great machine comes in a nice carry case, and it includes an attachment set, spare bobbins, buttonholer, and lots of other extras.
We only have this one photo right now, as we just finished our big Vintage Sewing Machine Show at the Valley River Inn, and we only took photos to identify the machines in our data base. In the coming days, we'll get more and better photos posted, if the machine is still available.
You've heard it said that, "they don't make them like they used to", and that's because they really can't. The Corporate bottom line mandates that profit is far more important than quality, so most modern machines are pretty much disposables, to be used for a few years and then replaced with another cheap disposable.
We don't feel that way.
Here at Stagecoach Road Vintage Sewing Machine, we are passionate about what we love doing, which is restoring beautiful vintage sewing machines to the best that they can be, and over the decades we've restored, literally, hundreds of worthy sewing machines (actually we lost count at over two hundred, 15 years ago), and shipped them all over the country and beyond. Why? Because we are in love with the styling, the quality of the materials, the workmanship that went into these great machines, which just can't be duplicated today.
You, seriously, cannot buy a home sewing machine this good, new, at any price.
So we search out the best of these fine machines, the ones that are very lightly used, and open them up.
We disassemble the tension, the motor, the bobbin case, take off the face plate, the gear cases, the hand-wheel, the slide plate, the bottom plate, and the back access plate and get down to where the old dried-on oil and grease are.
We clean out the packed-in lint and dust, remove the thread-jams, inspect the hook and the needle plate, and generally look for potential problems.
We take out the needle bar and all it's linkages and the presser foot bar and all it's parts and put them into the alcohol bath to remove the years of sticky oil buildup that bogs down a vintage machine and robs it of speed and power.
We take out as much of the stitch pattern forming mechanisms as needed to get deep into each machine to free it up and then lubricate each moving part. The main shafts, bearings, and other parts get cleaned in place to make each machine run as free and light as a new machine.
We use high-quality lubricants in all the right places, getting into those spots that aren't as obvious to the average user, and clean out the old hardened grease from the gear cases, then we test the machines to make sure that they are sewing at their best.
After all of this, each machine is carefully detailed, to bring out it's original beauty. These are some of the finest examples of mid-century styling that you'll find, and we want each machine to be the very best that it can be.
We don't try to hide the scratches or chips that have been honestly earned in service to their craft, and rarely re-paint because we prefer the original paint in most cases. We like the wabi-sabi beauty of a working sewing machine. And if the stickers from the various repair shops they've seen aren't too damaged we leave those, too, so you can see where your new machine has been in it's lifetime.
Finally, because we believe in these wonderful, built-to-last machines and in the work we do, we offer this free Lifetime Guaranty:
If you ever have a problem with one of our restored vintage machines, just bring or send it back to us and if we can fix it, we'll do so for free. You, of course, will pay for any parts or shipping.
Read the details of our Lifetime Guaranty on our website.
http://StagecoachRoadSewing.Com It's short an in readable English.