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Singer Hand Crank ,model 3VS, 1893. Clydebank, Scotland

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Posted 4 years ago


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My husband found this in Louisiana in 1993 while on a business trip..had a difficult time bringing it back to TN on the airplane, but he managed to fit it in the overhead storage. It is VERY heavy (for me). It is a shuttle bobbin and a turn of the wheel sends it flying like greased lightening. Only tested the stitching once and has been my 'oddity' to show off ever since...had never seen a crank machine before. Attachments were included, and the "coffin" cover has a built inside box for storing such. I finally just asked the Singer Co. for info on the serial # and received the identifying model & year of manufacture, as well as it's hometown.
Update: I have finally learned what the 3VS stands for..."vibrating shuttle". That doesn't tell me a lot more :-)


  1. mermaid, 4 years ago
    Just one of my collection..I also have an old Singer treadle in parlor cabinet--I love those parlor cabinets! That's why I have two of them!!
  2. vivian beck, 4 years ago
    I have a Singer model 3VS manufactured Oct 28,1889 Clydebank,Scotland. It works, it runs. CAn you possiblytell me how much it is worth?
  3. mermaid, 4 years ago
    Don't know the value... maybe an antiques dealer?
  4. Bernadette Bernadette, 4 years ago
    The VS3 is the 3/4 size Vibrating Shuttle machine. If you can add the serial numbers a date could be given for these machines.

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