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Photos of Antique Singer Sewing Machine by Alex Ramon.

Camera: Canon Rebel XT

Antique Singer Sewing Machine

Singer Sewing MachineThis machine has a patent date of 1886. I have done some research and concluded that this particular antique sewing machine is likely a 1892 Singer VS (Vibrating Shuttle) Machine. I managed to find a decent antique singer owner’s manual online.

When my Grandfather passed away I had the good fortune of inheriting this beautiful antique. As the story goes, my Grandpa used to frustrate Grandma by using her machine to sew his leather accessories on. So he went out and bought this machine to sew his leather with. I think he bought it in the 1960’s or 70’s.

I decided to take some photos of this singer antique to share online. Visit my flickr account to view all of the images. This particular photo session is part of my ongoing quest to wrap my head around the relationship between aperture and shutter speed.

Categories: Canon Rebel XT, Still-Life

2 Responses to “Antique Singer Sewing Machine”

I have a old singer with no date on patent ,only serial number ,how can I find how old it is


Hi Francie,

Here are some sites that might help you out:

Singer at home worldwide

The Singer Sewing Machine Company (International Sewing Machine Collectors’ Society)
- see section for ‘dating’ and ‘let Singer date machine for you’

Happy hunting!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

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