Singer 114w103 Cornely Type Chainstitch Sewing Machine
This machine is in very good condition and works extremely well! Please message me for a link to videos of the machine running. We’ve recently adjusted, oiled, and tested a wide variety of thread types and textiles (including heavy canvas, wool felts, and light leather through it to ensure that it is a good runner. Everything on this machine is very smooth and accurate and produces great moss stitches (chenille stitch) as well as the classic chainstitch in a variety of sizes. This particular machine was built in 1938 and purchased by a sporting goods store in Milwaukee, WI. There it made custom jerseys and personalized patches, hats, and equipment for customers until it was retired in the 1980’s. It was traded in at a local machine shop, where we recently acquired and tuned it up. This single-owner machine was built, operated, and serviced in the USA and has never been overseas. Included is a set of nipples (#4, #5, #6) and matching needles as well as all of the accessories you’ll need to get started (see list below). We can also offer additional nipples and needle sets dependent on your needs. We will include digital copies of the original owners manual and parts manual.
– 114w103 Machine
– Needle Bar
– Threading wire
– #4, #5 , & #6 nipples (3 total)
– #4, #5, & #6 needles (3 total)
– 1 New (French old-stock) Medium weight spring.
– A spool of starter thread
– Tweezers (to help finish your stitches)
(table not included, but one can be ordered separately)
Note on Shipping:
We will carefully pack your machine in a heavy duty cardboard box lined with 2” rigid insulation. We’ve found this to be the best method for shipping. Insurance will be included in shipping price.
Note on Setup:
Due to the nature of shipping (even with all precautions taken), the sewing machine may require some basic setup upon arrival. However, this is good if you are new to the machine, as these are the essential points of learning to operate and keep the machine running well as you own it. We will offer an initial support phone call with your purchase to help get the machine properly setup. Additional telephone support can be arranged through one of our partner shops for an hourly fee, though an amazing amount of support exists in the Singer & Cornely Specialty Art Machines and Singer 114w103 and Cornely Machine groups on Facebook.
Note on vintage machines:
The Singer 114w103 is a marvel of a sewing maching which will continue to perform well in industrial settings for generations if maintained well. These machines were made as early as 1911, so the machine you receive will likely have already sewn many strange and amazing pieces over the course of its life. As such, there will be signs of use on the machine you receive. We’ve always strongly preferred the machines that have a patina which reveal their unique histories… Rubbing marks, scratches, brassing of the hardware – We feel these qualities are much more beautiful and authentic than a machine that has been repainted and with a fresh logo. Some of the machines we currently have in stock actually made flags and uniforms for Chicago’s Wrigley Field before the Great Depression, and produced the back patches for notorious motorcycle gangs in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. These signs of use don’t detract from the operation of the machine at all. However, we do try our best to take very clear photographs in good lighting, so you will know exactly what you are getting before your purchase. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.