Dating vintage sewing machine
This overview addresses a major roadblock for the vintage embroidery transfer enthusiast -- the lack of organized material about vintage transfers.
Old catalogs are scarce (or non-existent), companies have gone out of business -- histories and product lines have to be pieced together from scraps of information scattered across web pages and collections.
These came in two sizes: 14.5″ bed called Medium CS, and 12″ bed called Family CS.
I have so far not found a modern substitute for this bobbin, so if you know of one, do tell!
Vintage embroidery transfers have regained popularity today, thanks in no small part to advances in technology that allow designs to be programmed and machine-stitched with beautiful results.
Embroidery transfers have been available from many, many different companies for well over a hundred years.
So whether you're looking for breathtakingly intricate motifs for heirloom embroidery, authentic designs for period costumes, particular motifs to complement a collecting interest, or a comical design to enliven your kitchen towels, there's a huge assortment of vintage designs waiting to be rediscovered.