My family went antiquing today and came home with this darling. The only problem now is that I have no information on it at all. I know that several of you collect vintage and antique machines and am hoping that someone can date this one for me or at least tell me how to go about it. We've looked at every inch, nook and cranny....there is no writing except the one silver plate that just lists numbers. Any help out there?
Edit: I forgot to say it's got a hand crank but there are holes and hardware to put it on a treadle table. Also uses spindles (I think that's the word) instead of bobbins.
Machine with cover in background
Plate with numbers (writing is so tiny)
Front of machine head
Top of cover box
Could this bird be a clue?