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The First Singer Machine and Cabinet

Singer's First Sewing Machine

(Pictures and Text Courtesy of Dorothy Brumleve)

The first machines sold were intended to be set up on the packing cases in which they were transported; a rough wooden pitman connected the treadle to the geared balance wheel. A poster advertising the machine was pasted on the outside of the packing case, which thus constituted the first Singer Cabinet.

Singer's First Sewing Machine