Posted 8 days ago
A local restaurant that used old cast iron sewing machine bases for some of their tables (solid copper tops) recently closed and I acquired three of the tables. This particular one is pretty neat and I am pretty sure it is a Singer base looking at the art of the legs.
The logo seems overly complex with an outer horse shoe design with the swept "S" in the center and then what appears to be an anchor shape with a couple hooved legs coming out of the bottom. And if that's not enough, there is an ampersand symbol in the middle of it all as well.
Questions is, can anyone tell me what particular era this style base was made during? This one has a relatively small primary pulley compared to others I have seen and even the treadle seems a bit small. It has a wood connecting rod which makes me think it's on the older side. The text in the base indicates that it was patented or the patent was applied for July 18, 80 (I am quite certain that is 1880)
Any input of what year(s) this design was produced would be much appreciated.