Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Singer sewing machine

In Sewing > Singer Sewing Machines > Show & Tell.
Recent activity284 of 235635VASELINE ANCHOR HOCKING SAUCER, 'ROULETTE'1950s Station Wagon CONCEPT CAR - Wooden PROTOTYPE MODEL OOAK
4
Love it
0
Like it

sherrilousherrilou loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
See 2 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 4 days ago

    Phumba
    (1 item)

    Rare machine, manufactured 1900.
    Working condition.
    Original box and lid.
    Bobbin. Working loading attachment.

    logo
    Singer Sewing Machines
    See all
    Vtg Cast Iron Metal Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Iron Base wood Drawers Table
    Vtg Cast Iron Metal Singer Treadle ...
    $337
    SINGER Sewing Machine Treadle Table Cast Iron Stand Legs Base by 3FTERS
    SINGER Sewing Machine Treadle Table...
    $998
    SINGER Sewing Machine Bentwood Carrying Wooden Case Top Cover Lid 201 15 66 27
    SINGER Sewing Machine Bentwood Carr...
    $299
    1933 Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine AD548198 w/ Case Attachments & Book
    1933 Singer Featherweight 221 Sewin...
    $415
    logo
    Vtg Cast Iron Metal Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Iron Base wood Drawers Table
    Vtg Cast Iron Metal Singer Treadle ...
    $337
    See all

    Comments

    1. keramikos, 4 days ago
      Hi, Phumba. :-)

      Ya snuck in a vintage sewing machine post on a holiday. };-)

      Per the serial numer tables at the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society website, serial number M169455 was one of 97,000 consecutive serial numbers ([M]140400 through [M]237399) allotted by Singer's central office to its Kilbowie/Clydebank factory January - June 1900.

      All were intended to be stamped into the beds of model 28K (the "K" suffix means Kilbowie) sewing machine heads:

      *snip*

      M- 140400 237399 28K 97000 January / June 1900
      M- 237400 240399 28K 3000 January / June 1900 R

      *snip*

      https://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/serial-numbers/singer-m-series-serial-numbers.html

      Dunno quite why Singer immediately followed up with a little 3,000 block with the same allotment date and for the same model number. A single allotment block of 100,000 would have seemed like a better idea. *shrug*

      It checks out visually as a model 28, because it has all the earmarks of a Singer vibrating shuttle:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Singer.Model27.IdentificationGuide.jpg

      About the model 28K:

      https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/28

      A manual:

      https://archive.org/details/singer-28-user-manual-en/mode/2up

      The decal set is known as "Victorian":

      https://www.singersewinginfo.co.uk/decals/decal08

      I can't see the faceplate or rear access panel, but here is a gallery of them for you to browse:

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

      About Singer's Kilbowie plant:

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

      A Google Satellite view of the area that once hosted the Kilbowie Singer plant (there is still a railway station called "Singer" on the northeast corner):

      Singer
      Kilbowie Rd, Clydebank G81 2JN, United Kingdom

      https://goo.gl/maps/ckxa4RrU85UBHXHs9

      August 1934 aerial photographs of Singer's Kilbowie (Clydebank, Scotland) factory:

      https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1257700

      https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1257701

      https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1257702

      https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1257703

      https://canmore.org.uk/collection/1257704

      I don't know that your machine is rare, because insofar as I can tell, Singer made over 6 million model 28/28K machines.

      It might be a bit unusual in that it has a M prefix serial number, and that's a pretty small group. There are not even 300,000 serial numbers in it, and 100,00 of them were for model 28K sewing machine heads.

      Anyway, in case I'm forgetting anything, here is my collection of vintage sewing machine links:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/285089-help-for-vintage-sewing-machines

      However, it's a lot to sift through, so if you have any questions other than value (I don't do value), just ask them here in a comment on your post. If I don't know the answers, I'll go back out into the wilds of the Internat, and try to find some. :-)
    2. keramikos, 3 days ago
      D'oh!

      "It might be a bit unusual in that it has a M prefix serial number, and that's a pretty small group. There are not even 300,000 serial numbers in it, and 100,00 of them were for model 28K sewing machine heads."

      Should have read:

      "It might be a bit unusual in that it has a M prefix serial number, and that's a pretty small group. There are not even 300,000 serial numbers in it, and 100,000 of them were for model 28K sewing machine heads.

      Because (of course) 97,000 + 3,000 = 100,000.

      The reason why the Kilbowie/Clydebank factory had those two back-to-back serial number allotment blocks might have been that the second, smaller block was a casting production run meant to be assembled at another Singer factory:

      *snip*

      Some of the smaller factories could make complete machines, but others more often just assembled parts sent from the 2 main factories in Elizabethport and Kilbowie.

      *snip*

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

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.