Q: I have an old Grover & Baker sewing machine. It has all of the original pieces and works well. What is it worth?
A: Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co. of Boston was founded in the mid 19th century by tailors William O. Grover and William E. Baker. The company is known for inventing and patenting technology that revolutionized the modern sewing machine. Its inventions included the first portable sewing machine and fabric-feed systems. In 1875 the company merged with the Domestic Sewing Machine Co., and the Grover & Baker brand ceased to exist. Grover & Baker sewing machines are popular with collectors. In 2004 a Grover & Baker sewing machine sold for $1,397 at auction.