My Singer machine was made in Clydebank, Scotland in 1937. The Singer serial number is EB 202.824. This is an oscillating shuttle machine Model 15-88 and the scroll face is more ornate.
The “engraving” is what collectors referred to as “scroll face”. Right around 1950, Singer adopted a more “modern” striated design for the face plate and covers.
EB numbered Singers were made in Clydebank, Scotland, 1937-1939.
The American sewing machine firm Singer Manufacturing Co opened an office in Glasgow, Scotland in 1856. The huge demand for their product encouraged them to set up a workshop to assemble sewing machines near George Square in 1867 and then to build a factory in James Street, Bridgeton, in the 1870s which produced 54,000 machines the following year. The building of the Singer factory in Kilbowie, later Clydebank, started on the 8th May 1882 and it was opened in 1885. The floor area was nearly one million square feet and seven thousand workers were employed producing on average 13.000 machines a week. It was the largest sewing machine factory in the World, finally closing in 1980.
Face Plates and Backovers