Thursday, 24 April 2008

Vintage love: early twentieth century cast iron black Singer sewing machine

My mum kindly gave me this sewing machine a few years ago. I think it is beautiful, I love old Singer machines. It's a treadle-style sewing machine from 1917. In cast iron black enamel with gold filigree detail and engraving. My Mum had it adapted to work on a motor. She has always said what a strong machine it is...she even fixed a 1970s canvas tent with it once upon a time. Vintage love: early twentieth century cast iron black Singer sewing machine
I posted pictures of this machine on Flickr and I was told by a fellow Flickr member that by looking at the serial number she could tell me the Singer was issued in 1917 and made in Clydebank, Scotland.

It's amazing people are able to trace the origins of a particular machine from the serial number.

find out more on this website

www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html
singer sewing machine serial number early twentieth century cast iron black Vintage love: early twentieth century cast iron black Singer sewing machine



3 comments:

Morgen said...

This a beauty! Is it a kick machine or electric? I managed to get an old one like this at a garage sale because I wanted a machine that did'nt need electricity.
Your's looks like it's in perfect condition. You can buy manuals and parts for them on Ebay.

pouch said...

it's been adapted to run on an electric motor, which I've been told is 'cheating'!!

themessybrunette.com said...

I have one of these machines, sitting on a shelf at home looking at me, must take it out for a better look. There is a little handle at the side I think. Lovely looking machines. Id love the sewing table you see around

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