Very Rare Antique~c1870~ "whight & Mann" "prima Donna" Lockstitch Sewing Machine For Sale


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Very Rare Antique~c1870~ "Whight & Mann" "Prima Donna" Lockstitch Sewing Machine

THIS IS ON THE UK SITE AND LISTED IN GB POUNDS

Rare Antique

~ c1870 ~

"Prima Donna"

"Whight & Mann"

Sewing Machine.

This very rare and stunning "Prima Donna" sewing machine is in "as found" condition and has NOT been re-painted or restored by us. As can be seen from the photographs the machine hasn't been cleaned as we know collectors prefer originality and history in rare items such as this.

"Whight & Mann" manufactured this machine at their Gipping Works Factory in Ipswich, England from 1869 to 1876. "Whight & Mann" ceased trading around 1886.

The "Prima Donna" lockstich sewing machine is known to exist in only very limited numbers and rarely comes up for sale.

The machine itself is good "as found" condition, most of its' exquisite gilt decoration is present, especially to the cloth plate. The black paint has small areas of paint loss mainly to the edges of the wheel and the cloth plate.

The cast body with its' single lions paw support is intact with no chips or cracks that I can find, there are the usual marks and scuffs that you would expect to an item of this age and use.

The metal work shows signs of surface rust, the brass shuttle covers and front plate have dulled over the years. One of the brass shuttle covers is marked"9889 +" and the front plate with "P". The shuttle is present and moves as it should.

The wooden base is intact with no splits, chips or cracks.

The porcelain handle is still present and has some crazing to it, the machine still has a good movement but would benefit from some lubrication. I believe the machine is complete and all the mechanisms work as they should.

It measures approx 32 cm (12 1/2 inches) long by 16.5 cm (6 1/2 inches) at its widest and 30 cm (12 inches) high.

Unfortunately the machine no longer has its case; but be assured that it will be packed with great care.

We take great care to describe our items as clearly and honestly as possible, including any faults or flaws that we may see. Please do take a little time to look at the pictures and read the descriptions carefully. The pictures may be supersized for larger, close up detail. Please be sure to ask any questions before the end of the sale.

A wonderful rare sewing machinewhich would grace any collection.

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 Buyer pays all postage costs.

 UK Buyers ~ Pay by PayPal , Postal Order or Personal Cheque (all cheques must clear before items are sent ).

Overseas Buyers ~ All items are listed in GB Pounds and any shipping costs are also in GB Pounds. Pay by PayPal.

Please be aware that any import duties, taxes, and brokerage fees are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility and collected at the point of delivery. Your country's customs office can offer more details, or visit 's page on international trade.

 Please make sure your item is paid for within 5 days of the end of sale.

 I shall pack and send out your item within three days of cleared payment.

 If you wish to offer on other items please let me know; I may be able to combine shipping and possibly reduce costs for you.


I shall pack and send out your item within three days of cleared payment.

Each item is packed with great care. 

I cannot be held responsible for items lost or damaged in the post. I do always ask for a receipt of postage and make every endeavor to help if your item should go astray.  I am always happy whenever possible to combine postage to reduce shipping costs.   If you do offer on another item please let me know before making payment so that I can check combined postage costs for you.


We take great care to describe our items as clearly and honestly as possible, including any faults or flaws that we may see. Please do take a little time to look at the pictures and read the descriptions carefully. The pictures may be supersized for larger, close up detail. Please be sure to ask any questions before the end of the sale.

Please remember that you are purchasing vintage items. They have lived a life and this may show and add to the wonderful style of the piece. 

 All items have been chosen with pride and care and we want you to be happy with your purchase.


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