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The Letter A

Singer's Letter A Sewing Machine

(Picture and Text Courtesy of Dorothy Brumleve)

Singer's first machines for family use were succeeded in 1859 by the "Letter A" machine. These machines became popular at once and their inherent excellence is indicated by the...illustration from a photograph of Mrs. Wm. M. Allison of Statesville, N.C., who had owned and operated one of these machines since 1860 and who says, in a letter dated 1911, that "it has stitched many hundred miles of seam and is still in good working order."