Star Rug Tufting Embroidery Machine 1892
This is a nice clean hand crank tufting and embroidery machine marked on the side of the tool, "THE STAR MFG. CO. LIMITED WASHINGTON PA. PAT. FEB.2.92" and has similar labeling on the included original box and instructions. Also included it one smaller interchangeable guide, and two other interchangeable punch needles No.3 & No.4, the needle appear to be brass, and one polished finish hook needle that was in the box, and the paper backing for the heavy duty punch needle that is in the machine in the pictures which is marked No.1 on the side of it. The machine is in 99% like new condition along with the needles, but the label on the box states there was 4 needles originally, so it appears the No. 2 is missing. The bottom of the box is in good shape, missing some of the old wrapping paper, the top is missing one end, but the top label lettering is still intact, so tape on corners, in fair condition overall. The instructions are a bit fragile but intact with some wrinkles and fold noted. Overall a rarely seen early patented tool for the rug maker!