Posted 3 years ago
This is my Singer Puzzle Box (or folding box) sewing machine attachment box. It was in the drawer of my old vintage 1891 Singer treadle machine, so I'm assuming it's original to that machine. The box itself has a patent date of 1889. Since the machine is 1891, the box must be one of the early models. I've done some research online and discovered quite a bit of info on these boxes, including a few old diagrams that show which attachment went where. My attachments are incomplete, and I have one funky one (you can only see it on the far right side of the box when it's completely open, above) that I haven't been able to find.
Apparently, mine did have a latch at one time, it's on the opposite side of the closed box as shown, and part of it is missing. If anyone knows exactly which model number mine is, I'd love to learn more.
Thanks for looking!