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Antique 1923 Era Singer Model 24 Chain Stitch Sewing Machine with Bent Wood Case
Antique 1923 Era Singer Portable Model 24 Chain Stitch Sewing Machine - RARE Type Style in the original bent wood mahogany carrying case. It comes with the accessories as shown and the case has the original key that works. It is serial number G9952497 that dates it to being made April 10, 1923 at the Elizabethport Factory Elizabeth New Jersey. It is the very desirable and rare Model 24 machine with raised platform for chain stitch. I had my cousin test it out (she is a big sewing fan) and she says it needs a foot pedal, it does make a stitch, the light works fine; but it very much needs to be cleaned and oiled, there is some surface pitting but nothing broken or damaged - please check my photos. So you are offerding on a rare model Singer that needs some cleaning and a foot pedal.
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Singer 24 Chain Stitch Sewing Machine
The Model 24 was Singer’s main product for the chain stitch sewing machine market. The 24 was a single thread rotary hook machine with a width of just 10" and a gap of 5" between the needle and the arm. Although the model 24 was primarily intended as an industrial machine, it was quite uniquely at times also marketed as a domestic machine, and even as a toy machine for children.
The Singer 24 was renowned for being compact, quiet and with light running qualities. These machines produced a decorative chain stitch, which when used with coarse thread, resembled braid. This made the machine popular for millinery, underwear, neck ties etc, and for applying decoration onto clothing and draperies.
The model 24 machines were produced mainly at the Elizabeth, New Jersey factory between 1888 and the 1940’s, although a few were also made at the Kilbowie factory in Scotland. The machines were available with either automatic or plain tension adjustment. In it’s industrial guise the Singer 24 was available in a number of sub-designs depending upon it’s intended application.
Instead of the regular bright plated cloth plates a few of the later Singer 24 models were provided with painted black plates which were adorned with the Red Berry decals.
Black Cloth small Singer Model 24 above is one of our oldest portable electrics. It has an automatic tension device mounted on the top right and derives the Automatic in its name from this feature. The motor swings around and out of the way of the carrying case lid. It has "Small Flowers" decorator pattern and has a decorated black cloth plate while some are silver.
This is a chain-stitch machine. Using only one thread, it was a simple matter to tug on one end of the thread and rip out the entire seam. For this reason, seamstresses fastened the final stitch with a knot.
The Singer Automatic
This is the simplest form ofsewing machine; it has neither shuttle nor bobbin, no tensions to adjust and the machine is ready for stitching when the needle is threaded. It makes the single-thread chain stitch. It has many points of preference that are obvious when it is compared with similar machines of other makes.
Single Thread Chain Stitch
For Operation by Hand
Weight, only 18 Pounds
(Picture Courtesy of Dorothy Brumleve)
The Singer Chain Stitch Portable Hand Machine meets the lightest, daintiest sewing requirements.