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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ward Brothers Sewing Machine

Just love these gorgeous Daisy Decals on this “Vesta” made Hand crank machine sold by Ward Brothers in Melbourne. She looks like she has hardly been used.
This machine is a vibrating shuttle with the long style shuttle. It also can sew in reverseWard-Rear-w
Vesta manufactured this machine c1930’s. It began as L.O.Dietrich based at Altenberg in Germany. The name was changed to Vesta around 1910 .     WardFrontw
Ward Brothers were a big department store based in Melbourne.
Notice the pin cushion on the parts box.
If you click on the photos they will enlarge nicely.
Cheers Rob and Lynne


Eva said...

What a beauty! At her age! Weren't these engineers clever?
I will never understand how to work on a hand-driven machine, leading the fabric with only one hand. I think these were/are quite popular in India.

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Mimi said...

Wow! You find the most beautiful machines!!

Wonky Girl said...

Beautiful machine, eye candy to me. I am wondering how to learn about using the vibrating shuttle bobbin? I have a lovely hand crank Phaff and would like to play with it. Maybe my old sewing machine guy in town knows about these bobbins and he can help.

Pat said...

Oh Lynne, what a beauty.

Dolly said...

Oh, she's so GORGEOUS !

She makes me want to get my machine refinished and 'tatooed' !

Jan said...

What a beautiful machine! If you never took a stitch with it, it would still be worth every penny just to look at!

Taryn said...

What an amazingly beautiful machine! I am just speechless.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh this machine is to die for! I love it! And all your Nearly Insane blocks are wonderful!

Anonymous said...

The machine is unbelievable!!! Maybe something thought she was too beautiful to use! lol

Anonymous said...

I have just bought one exactly the same but with holly leaves and berries design, but not as immaculate as yours. Nina