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'Wrap-Around' Hand Attachment 2

#6665732, 1885, courtesy of Marinq. The Singer Improved Family (IF,
15-1) is usually seen as a treadle machine, this one however, has a
style 2 wrap-around "hand attachment", used with Singer IFs and Singer
15s. Here the bobbin winder is attached at the bottom of the hanging
part and was used on early machines that didn't have a boss for seating
a hand crank.

The machine is in a large coffin top case and has locating lugs (see
Singer 12
Locating Lugs
) underneath and two treadle belt holes through the
base allowing the machine to be placed into a treadle table (see
this
style
and Combination in this album).

A point of note is the articulated lever from base to machine, allowing
the machine to be locked into a tilted position in order to access the
hinged bobbin case with ease. This was a feature of the much more
modern Singer 206, 306, 319 family zig zag machines, but their levers
are of a different design and mounted to the left under the balance wheel.

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