My mother recently passed away and I'm cleaning out one of her closets. I found her Montgomery Ward
sewing machine (185A) in the original cabinet/table. Instead of a foot control, it has a knee control. I even found the instruction manual along with the attachments - she had written 1954 on the manual so I assume that is when it was purchased. It all looks in great condition.
Also found all kinds of old patterns, wooden spools, binding, etc. and some stuff I don't even know what it is!
Is a 1954 sewing machine considered antique and does it have any value?