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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.

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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.

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EB numbered Singers were made in Clydebank, Scotland, 1937-1939.

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Scottish History

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.
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Singer Miscellaneous

Factory at Kilbowie - 1901

Factory at Kilbowie - 1901

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Max Carl Gritzner (1825–1892) did start to manufacture sewing machines in 1872 in a smal town in Baden in Germany , Durlach. By 1902 they had produced over one million machines. The Grizner Company did take over Frister and Rossmann in 1925, but they did continue to use the name Frister and Rossman on some sewing machines. In 1963 Pfaff Sewing Machine Company takes over Gritzner, and in June 2000 Husqvarna takes over Pfaff.

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The Gritzner factory in its heyday

One of seven murals in the “Rheinischen Creditbank”. The painting represent the machinery factory of Gritzner in Durlach.

Was created in the year 1926 by Albert Haueisen (1872-1954 – Germany Painter\Decorative Artist and Director at the Karlsruher Kunstakademie)

High: 1.75 m wide: 2.73 m

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Whilst attachments for European made Singers came in cardboard boxes or tins, in America attachments could be supplied in a wooden fold out box which was patented February 19 1889. Usually associated with treadle machines the box was well made with dove-tailed joints and brass hinges.

Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Attachments Puzzle Box – Patent 1889

This is a reproduction copy of the 1889 patent for this famous Puzzle Box. It consists of one detailed drawing page giving all the details on how it was made.

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August Stukenbrok, Einbeck – Sewing Machine

Arminius, Deutschland

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