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CRAFT reader Wayne emailed me and sent in pictures of this vintage Morse “Margaret” sewing machine.

Wayne writes:

We just received this machine from my wife’s client who is no longer able to care for herself. I have never heard of the morse sewing machine company before and was wondering if this machine has any value. We would never sell it but wondered if its worth insuring for the future. I plan to clean it up a bit and maybe find the case.

Any CRAFT readers care to help Wayne with his question? Please post it in the comments. Thanks!


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  1. CB says:

    The Morse sewing machines were actually made by the man who started the Toyota Car Company. They are well made and will last forever if you take care of them. I still have mine from the mid ’60s and it runs great. It’s made from heavy metal to be durable. The only problem with mine is that I bought it before double knits came out and so it will not sew them. Otherwise, I’d still be using it.

  2. Gordon Perrin says:

    We have the very same Margaret Sewing Machine as Wayne has sent you in the picture above, but we have the cover box for it as well, we dont know how old it is or what its value is, if anyone can help us, that would be great.
    gordonper@sonicenclosures.com or
    gkperrin@telus.net

  3. Linda says:

    I just bought a Margaret at a yard sale. It has a box and I think the motor has been replaced. If you have any additional info I’d love to know more about it.

  4. Burn Em Up says:

    Hi,
    I’m looking to acquire an affordable “Margaret” sewing machine. I’m located just outside of Grass Valley, CA. If you happen to have one available, please reply to this comment..

    1. Roberto ares says:

      I have a Margaret sewing machine for sale in perfect condition all it needs is a footpeddle and a cover .