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The ISMACS News Guide to Singer Ornamentation Sets

Decals for industrial Singers

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DECALS
DETAILS
MACHINES
Number 1
                  coach stripes

"Coach stripe"

(manufactured by "I.M. Singer Co.")

Number 1 "Jenny Lind"

1852 to ?

no 1 abstract

Abstract?

No. 1

arcs

Twigs?

 No. 2

Dutchman Floral Decals

"Painted" floral

"Flying Dutchman"

 

 

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

vine

Vine?

No. 3

acanthus

Trumpet vine?

Bedplate ornamentation is from "Acanthus Leaves"

 

 

 

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

curls

Simple scrolls?

No. 4

 

 

Photos:
WDL&M

"Scrolls" variant

No. 4

 

Photos:
WDL&M

"Scrolls" variant

No. 4 "Arm"

 

Photos:
WDL&M

scrolls

"Scroll"?

No. 2 "Arm"

 

Photos:
WDL&M

No 2 industrial

Vine/scrolls?

No. 2

 

Photos:
WDL&M

ufa variant

Coloured spirals?

U.F.A.

Gold spirals?

No. 2 "Arm"

Number two

Spirals and leaves?

No. 2

More flourishes

 

 

Photos:
WDL&M

more scrolls

More scrolls

UFA variant

Vine/leaves?

U.F.A. (29)

 

Photos:
WDL&M

 

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

"Improved Maniufacturing"
(class 16)

 

Photos:
Pat Nordmark

"Thin Scrolls and Roses" variant

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

 

 

 

Photos:
WDL&M

scrolls and roses

"Scrolls and Large Roses" variant

'Old English' arm logo.

13K

 

Photos:
WDL&M

scrolls roses

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

No logo

13K

 

Photos:
London Sewing Machine Museum

scrolls roses var

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

 

 

 

Photos:
WDL&M

"Scrolls and Roses" variant

Class 32

 

Photos:
WDL&M

acanthus leaves variant

"Acanthus Leaves"

'Gold' with red and green spot colours.

13K

 

Photos:
WDL&M

acanthus leaves variant

"Acanthus Leaves" variant

Different arm and base decal.

13K narrowed bed

 

Photos:
WDL&M

acanthus variant

"Acanthus Leaves" variant

No arm logo. Decorated balance wheel.

12K 'Industrial'

 

Photos:
WDL&M

"Acanthus leaves" variant

 12K 'industrial' free arm

 

 

Photos:
ISMACS News

 

"Acanthus leaves" U.F.A. variant

U.F.A.

 

Photos:
London Sewing Machine Museum

No 2

"Acanthus leaves" variant

Gold, with occasional red and green.

No. 2 (1906)

Number 3 scrolls

"Acanthus leaves" variant

No. 3

classical 46k1

Classical?

[46K1]

 

 

Photos:
Mike Anderson

industrial

Early 20th Century Industrial

Probably the most common industrial decal

Many

Early 20th Century Ind. (variant)

With bed edge ornamentation.

 

 

 

Photos:
West Dunbartonshire Libraries & Museum

W&G HSLS style

Early 20th Century Ind. (variant)

Logo only

maintaining the long swash on the 'R'.

typeface
                  var

Logo only

Typeface change

Logo only

bold typeface

gozilla or "wrinkle"

"Wrinkle" finish, or "Godzilla"

The 'Fit it where you can' logo

The "fit it where you can" logo

 Awkward models

Black on blue/grey

Many

1950s-60s

Gold on grey

Many

c.1960s

Black on beige

Many

white on blue 20U

White on blue

[20U]