Dating singer sewing machine cabinets
Several years ago, I was given an antique Singer treadle sewing machine that has been passed down through my family for a few generations.
Now the average 3-bedroom house costs £243,000, which is over years’ average earnings. Whatever, it seems that life expectancy for women in this country has gone up from 60 in 1933 to 81 now and for men from 53 to 78, so it’s not all bad …Several parts are missing, it's not in great shape, and it's basically non-functionalbut it still is a wonderful piece of family memorabilia, and I love having it in my home.My flat screen TV usually lives on top of the Singer cabinet, so I look at it every day.Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.If you need help downloading this printable, check out these helpful tips.
In the early 1850s, Isaac Merritt Singer inventing the first really practical sewing machine of the times.
There’s links to PDFs of the scans at the bottom of this post, but while you’re here, let’s just take a quick look at some of the contents.
Before we do though, here’s a few comparisons between then and now to help put prices into perspective.
It's nice to know my sewing machine was manufactured in 1907.
But I also wanted to find out the model numberwhich at first I thought would be a far more difficult proposition.
There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.