Sewing Machine Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.

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Brother
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad for their Pacesetter Automatic Zig-Zag Sewing Machine. The headline claims that "There always has been...and there always will be...a Brother for Your family needs and budget". In progression the ad shows the Conventional, the Window-Matic, the Streamliner before ending up with the Pacesetter. With this machine the claim is made that all you do is "See it...Dial it...Sew it...absolutely nothing else to do". You are also informed that these are "Sold and serviced by Atlas Sewing Centers"
June 1956
Good Housekeeping
1
$8.00
View Appliance 158

Elna
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Automatic Sewing Machines. The picture shows a feminine hand pushing a manicured finger through a hole in the toe of a red sock as the caption laments "Darn it!". The ad identifies this machine as being "Easiest for darning! Easiest for plain and fancy stitches! Easiest portable to carry!". The three small pictures in the ad give examples of stitches for which the claim is made that "No other machine can make these", how the "Carrying case becames a work table!" and how it is the "Easiest to carry!".
April 30, 1956
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Appliance 180

National
Black and white 4 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad for their Sewing Machines. There is a picture of one of their current models under the headline proclaiming that "Only National gives you Thread-O-Matic Tension". The text explains how "You'll sew better" and "You'll sew easier" with the Thread-O-Matic Tension and a list on the right side of the ad mentions several things you can accomplish with this machine and features and the written guarantee that it comes with.
September 1952
McCall's
1
$8.00
View Appliance 212

Necchi
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their machines that let you do a variety of work Without Attachments. Pictured in the ad are six types of jobs that can be done by other machines if you use attachments but the ad makes the claim that "you'll do them all without attachments on the amazing Necchi". There is a photograph of the Necchi Nova - 1953 Custom Deluxe Model and the text talks about how much better this machine is than all the others on the market.
September 1952
McCall's
1
$8.00
View Appliance 211

Necchi
Full color 10" x 14" ad that wants you to know the "Easiest way to sew ever invented". They introduce "Now from as little as $189.00. The Great 1957 Push-Button Necchi". They are showing you the Necchi Push-Button Automatic which is introduces as the only completely automatic machine, the Necchi Supernova Z which is The only Push-Button Zigzag sewing machine" and the Necchi Supernova BF which is "The only Push Button straight stitch machine". These are the amazing things that you can do by just pushing a button. Automatic buttonholes, automatic monograms, automatic embroidery and automatic darning.
February 27, 1957
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Appliance 258

Singer
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for the Singer Sewing Centers Everywhere. The headline to the ad has a girl saying "I'm a success - want my secret?". The text tells the story of a young lady who kept getting passed over for promotion at work. She reasoned that it was probably because she couldn't afford new clothes. Then one day she was window-shopping and realized that if she knew how to sew, she could get ahead. She burst into the store, it was open, and went to the Singer Sewing person to sign up for their Home Dressmaking Lessons. She now knows nearly everything about clothes and what looks best. And she just got her promotion. They say that "Now I can afford more War Bonds" even though the war had just ended. The "White touches - employer's love 'em" and the "Belt and buttons; thanks to Singer".
September 1945
McCall's magazine
1
$8.00
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Appliance 250

Singer
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad shows a woman displaying her looks to her husband who is wearing a nice suit. She is saying "Sure it's new, darling - three years ago! The glamour changes are from the Singer Sewing Center". They mention many ways that you can turn what is old into something new. They claim that make smart buttons and belts, picoting-hemstitching-buttonholing, an exciting collection of dainty jabots, fresh dickies, gay scarfs, novelty buttons, attractive trims and notions that give you bright notions. There are seven pictures that show what we have just described.
March 1947
McCall's magazine
1
$8.00
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Appliance 249

Singer
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that says that "Susie's going back to school in style - thanks to the Singer Sewilng Center". The largest picture shows a pre-teen girl showing off her new school clothes to a friend of her mother's. The first line says "What mother doesn't want to wave her little girl off to school gaily ruffled or skirted or suited in the latest junior fashions". The ad says that if you can thread a sewing machine, you can do it. All it will take is a few lessons at the Singer Sewing Center. The cost is only $1.50 per lesson or $10.00 for all eight. The other pictures that show you what you can do say things like wide or narrow, a sewing bucket, Look! Buttons to match, A Blessing for Pressing, Peasant banding and See how light it is.
September 1947
Women's Home Companion
1
$8.00
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Appliance 245

Singer
Full color 10" x 14" ad with a lady saying "And you'll love how much it didn't cost - thanks to the Singer Sewing Center". The ad says that "What a thrill it is to put on a new dress for the first time and have your husband say 'Gee, honey, it looks like a million'. And what fun to be able to answer, "It only cost a song'". The "sew-while-you-learn courses from Singer have a really professional flair. Plus you will find every sewing notion that you will ever need here. The photos in this ad show "Learn to sew", A "fitting start to a new dress", how to "smooth out your pressing problems", how to make "a quilted white dickie". "Get set to sew with a trip to your Singer Sewing Center", you will find that "Singer covered the buckles - put in the eyelets and "Singer specializes in beauty as well as usefullness".
September 1947
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
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Appliance 244

Singer
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that offers "Gifts from your Singer Sewing Centers". On a page filled with gifts there are "Gala Sewing Boxes with just-what-I-wanted charm", "Singer Electric Irons that will win a hug for Santa", "Singer Vacuum Cleaners - to lighten a lady's work", "Featherweight Singer Portable - an 11-pound wonder with a pick-up-and-carry case", a "De Luxe Desk Model Machine - aristocrat of all machines", a "Singer Room-Heater - for Cold-Weather or Hot-Weather comfort", "Timesaving Attachments for the lady who sews" and "Handsome Sewing Cabinets with that 'decorator' look".
December 1947
McCall's
1
$8.00
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Appliance 246

Singer
Full color 10" x 9 1/2" ad that has a man saying "Beautiful!" and a woman answering "I made it for a song - thanks to the Singer Sewing Center". The ad starts off with "The smart-looking lady in the red wool charmer could be you. Perhaps a few weeks from now it will be you". They claim that you can make this dress, or any other dress that you wish, is just eight easy lessons. When you have finished you can make a whole closetfull of clothes from what you have learned and you can get every sewing supply from appliques to zippers. The photos show that "You actually make a dress", the "Singer Molded dress form" will make it easy to give your clothes perfect fit, you can purchase a Singer Sewing Machine"For smooth-stitching ease" and you can have your Singer Sewing Center make "Covered buttons, matching belt"
January 1948
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
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Appliance 248

Singer
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad that shows two women standing outside the house of one of them and the one says to the other "In 8 lessons you learned to sew like that? Lead me to the Singer Sewing Center". The ad certaily says that "Yes, you can do it, too". It claims that "In just 8 cost-next-to-nothing lessons, you can learn to make figure-flattering clothes that will leave your friends green-eyed!". Even if you have never sewn before, "Singer experts make it so easy you'll think you were born with a needle in your hand". They claim that you actually make the dress while you learn and, as for fancy finishing, Singer will do it for you.
June 1948
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
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Appliance 247

Singer
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for the many things you can do with a Singer Sewing Machine. The headline claims that "Whatever you want to sew, you'll sew it better on a Singer!" and shows a smiling mother walking hand in hand with her young daughter. The ad claims that you will be able to make "Pretty clothes for yourself or the children" and shows samples of Ruffles, Gathers, Pleats, Buttonholes, Zippers, Zigzag Stitch, Metallic Stitch, Quilting and Spark Stitch. You will also be able to work on "Decorative Furnishings for your home" and it shows samples of Rugs, Cording, Binding, Etching Stitch and Invisible Hems
October 1952
McCall's
1
$8.00
View Appliance 149

Singer
Full color 10" x 14" ad for the Singer Sewing Machine which handles the "Straight needle...Swing needle...and now the exciting new Slant Needle Singer". What can you do with this needle, you may ask. You have easy speed control for slowest or fastest sewing, both knee and foot controls, instant starting - leaves hands free, seam-width guides on throat plate and you get drop feed for darning and embroidery. There is a drawing of a lady using one of these needles and she seems to have a little smile on her face as she handles some of the more difficult tasks. There are pictures that show some of the features of this equipment. The first picture shows that the needle slants towards you instead of being straight up and down. The second picture shows how you can use the machine as a portable and the third shows how you can use the new Spinet Cabinet which was designed especially for the slant-needle Singer.
February 16, 1953
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Appliance 254

Singer
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for the Slant Needle Singer. The ad has a picture of a lady sitting by her Singer and fitting her work onto the dummy next to her. The headline claims that "Only the new Slant Needle Singer gives you so many exciting features to make sewing easier!" followed by pictures that show that the "Needle slants toward you", that you have the "Cabinet and portable all in one!", the "Seamwide guides are marked" plus you will enjoy the "Direct-Route threading". It mentions the many styles available and shows pictures of the Spinet Cabinet and the Modern Desk.
April 1953
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Appliance 153

White
Black and white 10" x 13" ad for the White Sewmaster. There is a picture of a smiling lady embroidering a saying on a slip while the headline urges that "For the real news in sewing machines...try the wonderful new White". There is a small picture of the Queen Anne Console along with samples of work done on this machine and it claims that they have "Other White models as low as $84.50".
April 1953
Woman's Home Companion
1
$8.00
View Appliance 151