Dating singer treadle table
You may have seen him on The Great British Sewing Bee or How The Victorians Built Britain.
The most likely answer is that the larger number was the total number of machines produced by Singers when they only had a few factories and could keep up with, and control, the production output from Britain and America.
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Thanks to your website, I have been able to date my Trash and Treasure Singer as a 1939 model, manufactured in Scotland.
Now open the slide plate and look at the Bobbin Case.
Locate the Bobbin Position Finger and note in which direction it is pointing.
Most early full size machines were normally operated by treadle mechanisms.