The manufacture dating provided here on our Web site is reproduced from the original Company register number log books.
This old Singer Sphinx Treadle Sewing Machine has been sitting in my mother’s basement for years.
I tried, over the years, to sell it in yard sales and even put a "FREE" sign on it once, but no one was interested.
There are some just like it, but in much better shape, available for sale on e Bay. because we are cleaning out my mother’s house to get it ready to sell.
But this one is rusty and the cabinet is falling apart. But before it got thrown onto the scrap metal pile, I preserved some of it’s fine details in a few photographs. I asked her (and moved back onto her porch) to hold the White for me (gotta talk to hubby, first)!
The tables are divided into these three categories: No Letter Serials - Single Letter Prefix A - Podolsk, Russia B - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA C - Wittenberge, (Prussia) Germany D - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA E - Podolsk, Russia F - Clydebank, Scotland G - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA H - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA J - Clydebank, Scotland K - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA L - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA M - Clydebank, Scotland N - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA P - Clydebank, Scotland R - Clydebank, Scotland S - Clydebank, Scotland S*- Podolsk, Russia (*100 "S" machines made in Podolsk) T - Podolsk, Russia V - Clydebank, Scotland W - Bridgeport, Connecticut USA X - Clydebank, Scotland Y - Clydebank, Scotland AA to AT - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA BA to BY - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA CA to CY - Bogota, Colombia DA to DY - Karachi, Pakistan EA to EY - Clydebank, Scotland FA to FY - Clydebank, Scotland GA to GY - Clydebank, Scotland HA to HY - Istanbul, Turkey JA to JE - St.
Offered in a good general condition with no real damage and little/usual wear.
The table is solid and sturdy with all drawers etc present and correct.
The Sphinx decals are absolutely fascinating to me. The lady whose house this sat in front of, husband collected antique sewing machines and clocks and she was not interested in keeping them, because she was going to move nearer to her family.
Imagine the Singer Sewing Machine company taking the time to make these ornate machines and think about what today’s new "plastic" versions look like…