The ISMACS News Guide to Singer Ornamentation Sets

Decals for domestic Singers

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turtleback decals floral

Gilt and Mother-of-pearl Floral

"Family" or "Turtleback"

(1856 to 1859)

 

Photos: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums (WDL&M)

Turtleback 2

Floral variant

"Family" or "Turtleback"

(1856 to 1859)

 

Photos: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums (WDL&M)

Letter a
                  decal mother of pearl floral

Gilt and Mother-of-Pearl Floral

"Letter A Family"

1859 to c.1865

 

Photos: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums (WDL&M)

acanthus leaves decal

"Acanthus leaves"

'Gold' with occasional red and green.

Class 12 "New Family"; 13 "Medium"

c.1880 to 1890

12k acanthus variant

"Acanthus leaves"
variant

Class 12; 13
mother of peearl

Gilt and Mother-of-Pearl variant

Class 12

 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

mother of pearl

Gilt and Mother-of-Pearl variant

Class 12

[1885]

mother of pearl

Gilt and Mother-of-Pearl variant

 Class 12

 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

roses
                  cariant

"Large Roses"

Class 12

 

Photos: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums (WDL&M)

 

roses and scrolls

"Scrolls and Roses"

 

V.S.2; I.M.;

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

15;

scrolls roses varoant

"Scrolls and Roses" variant (small roses)

28 28k

1894

scrols roses decal sheet

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

20th century revival for budget/export models.

scrolls decals sheet 20th C.

Feathery scrolls?

For a very small machine - printed 8 sets per double crown (20" x 30") sheet.

painted
                  daisies decals

'Painted' Daisies

Improved Family (IF)

painted
                  flowers

'Painted' Potentilla/Apple Blossom?

IF (electric)

c.1889/90

 

Photos: West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums (WDL&M)

cornflower

'Painted' Dog Rose, Cornflowers and Rock Rose (?)

VS3/28

c.1890

 

Photos:
WDL&M

'Painted' Roses and Daisies

VS3/28

c.1890

 

Photos:
WDL&M

primroses decals

'Painted' Rock Roses and Primroses, Orange Blossom(?), etc.

VS3/28

c.1890

red
                  roses decals

'Painted' Red and White Roses

VS2

c.1890

 

Photos:
London Sewing
Machine Museum

pink
                  white roses

'Painted' roses - white and pink

IF; 27

red roses and daisies

'Painted' Red and Cream Roses and Daisies

VS2

c.1890

'Painted' Pink and White Roses, daisies, etc.

VS3/28

c.1890s

Singer Model 28 Coloured Roses and Daisies

Coloured Roses and Daisies

28

 

 

Photo: Richard Spencer

Roses and mescalin?

VS2

c.1890

 

Photos:
WDL&M

ottoman carnations

"Ottoman carnations"

(Designed by George A. Squire)

Class 12

c.1885 to 1903

ottoman carnations

"Ottoman Carnations" variant

Based on the same elements, but distinctly different designs.

28

1890s


 

Photos:
Martin Gregory

ottoman
                  carnations high arm family

"Ottoman Carnations" variant

"High Arm Family"; IF;

1885/6

 

Photos:
Lee King

ottoman carnations

"Ottoman Carnations" variant

48K

1900 to 1913

odd
                  48k decals

Rococo-ish variant?

48K

c. 1910

rococo
                  decal

"Rococo"

128

c. 1910 to 1960

persian decals

"Persian"

27

late 1890s

 


 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

tiffany decal

"Tiffany"
or
"Gingerbread"

15; 27; 28; 66; 115

c.1900 to c.1930


 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

queen
                  voctoria juboilee decals

"Tiffany"
or
"Gingerbread"

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee variant

27K

1897

 

Photos:
London Sewing
Machine Museum

victorian

"Victorian"
(fiddle bed)

VS2

 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

 

victorian decals

"Victorian" (rectangular bed)

VS2; 28; 128

c. 1885 to 1940

sphinx

"Sphinx", or "Memphis"

Officially
#15 (Sphinx)

27

1890s to 1950s

odd singer sphinx

"Sphinx" variant

possibly a Singer
clone held for
litigatation purposes

 

 

 

 

 

Photos: WDL&M

green sphinx decal sheet

"Sphinx" green variant

Original artwork for decal sheet

1956

indian Sphinx

"Singer Transfer No 23 - Indian Sphinx"

Decal sheet

 1956

24 floral

Floral

Class 24

class 24 floral 2

Floral (variant)

Class 24
[24-2 shown]

 

Photos:
Mike Anderson

"Pheasant"

15; 27; 128

c.1890 to c.1915

 

Photos:
WDL&M

owl decal

"Owl"

15

1890s

 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

red eye

"Red Eye"
or "Red Head"
(colloq.)

Officially "Scroll (red)"

66-

1902 to 1923 (USA)


 

Photos:
Sammie Simpson

lotus

"Egyptian (green)"

or "Lotus"

66K

1907 to c.1920

celtic
                  knot

"Celtic knot" or

"Pearl"

9W3 to 9W11

1908 to 1913


 

Photos: WDL&M

curlicue

Curlicue

30K

1912/13

 

 

Photos:
Mike Anderson

Singer 20 plain

Plain black/gold logo

20

wings

"Wings"

115

1912 to 1920s

 

Photo:
Pat Nordmark

celtic
                  swirl

"Celtic Swirl"

 128 (1930s to 40s)

 

Photos:
Lee King

feathers decals

"Feathers"

 15

1920s


 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

la
                  vencedora

"La Vencedora"

128

1912 to c.1960

la
                  vencedora decal indian star variant

"La Vencedora"

Indian Star variant

128

1912 to 1920s


 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

wrought iron decals

"Wrought Iron"

28

1920s

 

Photos:
Diane Lowe

raf decal

"RAF"

(colloq.)

 

15

c.1935 to c.1950s

eye

"Eye"

99K

1950s

eye trefoil

"Eye" and Trefoils

15

1930s to 1950s

 

Photos:
Valerie Bradley

15M

"Eye" and Trapezoids

15

c.1955 to 1960s

knots
                  and rectangles

"Knots and rectangles"

Class 101

1920 to 1930s

99
                  filigree

"Filigree"

66, 99

1911 to 1940s

paperclips decal

"Paperclips"

201; 301
and refurb. models

1935 to 1950s

201
                  decals

"Paperclips" variant

201-2

1935 to c.1953

"Prism"

 201; 221; 222

1953 to 1960s

Photos: Graham Forsdyke

Triangles

"Triangles"

 306, 319

1954 to 1962

s on bed

 "Triangles"
variant

216G

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski

221
                  celtic

"Celtic Knot"

221

1940s to 1953

wrinkle finish or godzilla

"Wrinkle" finish, or "Godzilla"

"Paperclips" decal: Officially, #497 (gilt)

128-8

1930s

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski


wrinkle finish 128-23

"Wrinkle" finish, or "Godzilla"

Ornamentation set:
#506 (Gilt)

128; 66

1930s to 1940s


 

Photos:
Valerie Bradley

Singer Model 191r, logo only decal

Logo Only

191R

 

 

Photos:
Ray Revette

teo
                  tone brown

Two-Tone brown/tan

185K, 301

gold 98k

Black on 'Gold'

98K

blue
                  185k

Black on Blue

285K

319

Two-tone green

319

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski

genie

Floral Abstract

353 "Genie" & "Starlet"

1970s

 

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski

237 cream

Grey/White

237

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski

328 beige

Two tone beige

328

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski

412

Beige

412

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski

513

 Yellow/Cream

513

 

Photos:
Bernard Pokorski


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