I just got this style of sewing machine. I know nothing of how to date them yet and have to read more on the board. This is not mine in the photo, but mine looks like this one. I can't find much information on it. I read on the metal when i pulled out the drawer that it said Pat. Aug 9 1887. Is this the date it was made? How do I date it? On the cabinet on the little fold out it has a number stamped in the wood. It is like 630 or something like that. How many were made?
What needles do I need or what ones are compatible with this machine? It was my great grandmas, then my grandmas and now I have it and will give it to my daughter. I hope I can get it working. Thanks