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Singer Sewing Machine

This traveling sewing machine was made by Singer Manufacturing Corporation around 1910. It has a case that locks over the body of the sewing machine to protect it when its in transit. The sewing machine has gold and red flower/scroll design all over it - and where there is no design, the machine is black. The base and the case are made out of wood.

Its register number is G8915594. The sewing motor reads:

Sewing Motor

Patents Pending

Volts 100-110

Cycles 60 & D.C.

Serial No. 2139070

Ampers .6

Catalog B.T. 7

Initially established as I.M. Singer & Co., the Singer Corporation is an American manufacturer of sewing machines formed by Isaac Merrit Singer and New York lawyer Edward Clark in 1851. The company was renamed to the Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865, and then simply The Singer Company in 1963. Throughout its history it was renown for its sewing machines. The company is based in La Vergne, Tennessee near Nashville. The first large factory for its own mass production was built in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1863.

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