This seventy-six year old lady is still working well. In fact after having being given a good dousing of three in one oil recently on her moving parts. Her owner declared that she is better than ever.
Her Singer number is EB 326703 from which I was able to ascertain, that her birth was at
Kilbowie, Clydebank, Scotland in June 1937.
Mrs H bought her for £20 in London about thirty plus years ago. Inside the 'green box is a
Singer counterfoil (possibly the original) however, unfortunately the figures are ineligible.
I personally view this machine as a piece of art work and greatly admire the gold decorations that it has, them and the decorative cover plates which I think are absolutely splendid.
The Singer Sewing Machine model 28k
Shewing cover plate at business
end of machine.
An inverted pear shaped cover
I obtained details of year and place of manufacture from http://www.sewshop.com/date-your-machine.html and from them they have this to say :-
"Singer Sewing Machines were first manufactured in 1851. The manufacture dating provided here on our Web site is reproduced from the original Company register number log books. Because we have not been able to locate the log books, serial numbers for the years 1851 to 1870 are not available at this time.Serial numbers on Singer sewing machines manufactured prior to 1900 are numbers only. After 1900, the machine serial numbers have a single or two-letter prefix."