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New Royal (Model K?) "Stiletto"

#111950, courtesy of Terry. This is a vibrating shuttle machine badged with the name Stiletto and the logo on the bed reads S S & M or S M & S or M S & S from the company selling the machine, possibly incorporating Stiletto. The patent date on the machine is of June 29, 1897 belonging to Daniel Gauld of Rockford, who worked for the Illinois Sewing Machine Co. Illinois was the forerunner of the Free Sewing Machine Company and became a division of Free in later years. This is the old style New Royal model that became the re-designed model H and K (depending on size). The front shoulder inspection plate is plain rather than having Illinois's details (see other examples in this album). It has the old style face plate. Bed measures 7 1/8" x 15".

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