Vulcan “Dumpy” Toy Sewing Machine 1950s
Vulcan Toy Sewing Machine, made in England in the early 1950s. Unlike the typical “Dumpy” models that had 3 gold stripes and 3 gold diamond shapes, this one has 3 red stripes and no diamonds. Although they were manufactured to be toys, the Vulcan sewing machine could do basic stitching. This model is missing the needle and has some rust on the foot pedal.
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Archer’s Antiques is a family business started in Port Bolster, Ontario, in 1959. Between Steve and his Grandfather, the Archer family has been buying, selling and restoring early North American furniture and artifacts for over 60 years. Steve’s restoration skills were developed in his youth by working with his grandfather. Steve’s grandfather was renowned for his skills, and his reputation drew customers to his Port Bolster shop from miles away- many from as far as Toronto. This popularity and quality reputation continues with his grandson, with customers from near and far seeking the specialized collection curated by Steve. In the 1980s Steve moved west, settling in Southern Alberta, and taking the business with him. Between the 1980s and early 2000s, Steve carried on the tradition and travelled across North America looking for treasures to add to the ever-growing collection for the store.
After years of treasure hunting, restoration and refinishing, Steve finally decided to retire from custom restorations of antiques for clients. Steve continues to work on restorations for the store, and now only works on the antiques he has acquired from years of collecting. These days the antiques come to him, through reputation and from downsizing collectors, past customers, and recommendations. These days the antiques come to him, through reputation and from downsizing collectors, past customers, and recommendations. Having said that, rarely does he take a vacation without coming home with an incredible find that he came across on his trip!
Today, you can discover the most recent finds in Bragg Creek, AB. From the shores of Lake Simcoe in Northern Ontario to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and everywhere in between. Archer’s Antiques is located 30 mins west of Calgary, in the basement of a fully restored 1912 Arts and Crafts home.
If you’re in the area, visiting Banff, or the mountains, drop by Archer’s Antiques and look around. Or check out the rest of the website www.archersantiques.ca to see our collection.
If you enjoy antiques and are looking for a more immersive experience, check out The Craftsman House B&B and stay in a restored 1912 Arts and Crafts home, on Bragg Creek’s Historic Mile. This is a stunning retreat in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Bragg Creek is a great destination for a weekend getaway. It is the gateway to Kananaskis Country and has a vast network of trails for biking, skiing and hiking. Similarly downtown Bragg Creek also has many locally owned shops and restaurants to explore. The Craftsman house is centrally located and is therefore the perfect choice for your next vacation. Only 30 minutes from the Calgary city limits, and 45 minutes from the Calgary International Airport. The Craftsman House is only 50 mins from world class skiing in Canmore and 1hr to Banff National Park.