Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rugby sewing machine

Lori's father-in-law gave me this Rugby sewing machine. It was originally a treadle machine and a motor was added. The machine itself works, but no shuttle (bobbin). I guess there will be no sewing on it. The 2 drawers on the right are missing. I've looked on the internet and haven't be able to find much on a Rugby machine.

3 comments:

Momma B said...

I don't know if it was the same, or just looked similar, but my grandma used to have a machine, in a fragile case, that belonged to her mother! It was beautiful! I was supposed to get it, but I don't even know what happened to it now. Great find, Brenda!

Joe C said...

i have this exact sewing machine! have you learned anything about it since your original posting? i can't find any information online.

thanks,
davy

kpittman said...

I bought this exact cabinet yesterday! I, too, am looking for history, with no success!

Kathleen Pittman