Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Singer Model 12 Hand Crank Sewing Machine - c1886
The Singer New Family Model 12 hand crank sewing machine, c1886
serial number 7,132,396
I acquired from Hexham, Northumberland, UK
photographs by Paul
The very popular Singer New Family Model 12 sewing machines were produced for 40 years from 1865 at the close of the American Civil War, until one last batch of 100 machines were manufactured in 1902.
Isaac Merrit Singer 1811-1875
painted by Edward Harrison May 1869
VISIT ME, WILL YOU? OCT 27-28!!!
We are celebrating Isaac Singer's 207th birthday at our Halloween Weekend Victorian House Tour and Craft Show October Sat/Sun 27-28, 2018 (10a-5p). We'll have all the old sewing machines on display--some of them for sale.
You will enjoy the beautiful homegrown pickles and jellies, homemade bakery and treats, goat milk based lotions, soaps, balms, silver and gemstone handcrafted jewelry, loomed rugs, handmade chocolates--as in yummy chocolate turtles anyone? Also, vintage patterned aprons, as well as queen size quilts and beaded purses, and much more--all available at our craft show.
Great food by the Scandinavia Library Group, and tour of my 1893 Queen Anne Victorian home, and sewing studio. Your $2 pp admission fee at the door goes directly to The Humane Society of Waupaca County. Come in for a spell! Plenty of Parking.
Here's a good read about the history of the Singer Sewing Machine Company,
Truth or Myth? The Singer New Family Model 12 had black hand wheels to resist a metal luxury tax?
At the top: Three Pillars--back to front:
1) presser bar tension, 2) needle bar, 3) upper thread tension
The Singer Model 12 is a Transverse Shuttle; its shuttle moves left to right. Open left throat plate slide to access the boat shuttle.
Condition of the machine is excellent. You don't see them often. Very collectible.
Back side of the machine. More details photos to show you later.
The gold acanthus leaf decals.