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    Posted 12 days ago

    SeanPhipps
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    Phinx singer sewing machine 1932 serial number y856323 complete with different fittings original oil can very good condition in a lockable case with the key

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    1. keramikos keramikos, 12 days ago
      SeanPhipps, Beautiful machine. :-)

      The decals are in very good shape, especially for a machine that old (yes, that serial number was indeed allotted in 1932).

      Per the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society serial number tables (which they got directly from Singer who endorses them by linkage), serial number Y856323 was one of a block of 50,000 serial numbers (379931 through 629930) allotted October 21st, 1932 and your machine should be a model 15K:

      *snip*

      Y- 8552300 8602299 15K 50000 October 21 1932

      *snip*

      http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-y-series-serial-numbers.html

      It probably took the factory some time to work its way through that block of numbers so your machine wasn't made precisely on October 21st, 1932, but that's as close as anybody will ever be able to pinpoint. };-)

      The "K" in the model number means that it was made at Singer's Kilbowie (Clydebank, Glasgow, Scotland) factory.

      About the Kilbowie factory:

      https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/kilbowie/

      I don't really need to double-check the basic model number (those serial number tables are not infallible), because that tension knob protruding from the face plate tells me it's a model 15, but we'll run through it anyway:

      https://www.sandman-collectibles.com/id-singer-machines.htm

      Sandman thinks it's a fairly early model 15.

      About the model 15:

      https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/15/

      Here's some more guidance in figuring out the minor model number (I can't see things like the bobbin/bobbin case in your pictures):

      http://needlebar.org/main/15chart/

      And yes, the decal set is known as "Sphinx," or "Memphis":

      https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/decals/decal12/

      Your machine is a hand-crank model, which was more popular in the UK than a treadle model, because it didn't take up as much room (I can't seem to cough up a reference right now).

      Your face plate looks like the 15K (Simanco 15406):

      https://images.singersewinginfo.co.uk/gallery/gf15k-240x360.jpg

      The rear access panel looks the 15K -Flat (1913) (Simanco 8300):

      https://images.singersewinginfo.co.uk/gallery/gf15kpanel-02-240.jpg

      Various manuals for the model 15:

      http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/ha-1-ib-wgh-instruction-manual.pdf

      http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/singer-sewing-machine-manual-model-15-90-compressed.pdf

      http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/manuals/15-91.pdf

      Finally, a documentary made circa 1934 at Kilbowie (I get a kick out of the sequence in which a peculiar-looking machine stamps the serial numbers in the sewing machine bed plates, starting at around 14:17):

      https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/1592
    2. keramikos keramikos, 12 days ago
      Oops, in reading back, I see an editing problem.

      This:

      Per the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society serial number tables (which they got directly from Singer who endorses them by linkage), serial number Y856323 was one of a block of 50,000 serial numbers (379931 through 629930) allotted October 21st, 1932 and your machine should be a model 15K:

      *snip*

      Y- 8552300 8602299 15K 50000 October 21 1932

      *snip*

      http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-y-series-serial-numbers.html

      Should read this:

      Per the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society serial number tables (which they got directly from Singer who endorses them by linkage), serial number Y856323 was one of a block of 50,000 serial numbers (8552300 through 8602299) allotted October 21st, 1932 and your machine should be a model 15K:

      *snip*

      Y- 8552300 8602299 15K 50000 October 21 1932

      *snip*

      http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-y-series-serial-numbers.html

      Sorry. };-)

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