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31SV52

#AG442233, 1943, courtesy of Lazysignman. The badge on the machine's pillar states 31SV52. The SV stands for Special Variety (a Search within the Picture Library will bring up other models), as such the machine may have been made with specially hardened parts, be destined for "Artisan" "Light Industrial" workers, and/or, in this case, been destined for use by the military, and the original green army paint is still intact. Machines made in Singer's Bridgeport, Conn. factory (formerly Wheeler & Wilson) also used the designation SV.

The machine has a new motor and replacement knee bar and is missing the top of the crate that it would have been protected with. It takes a single needle and bobbin.

There is a built in storage box in the left side of the crate containing three Singer wrenches, a black hem guide, and the bobbin case. In the bobbin case was a original black bobbin with army green thread in it.

(Note: A 1905 description of Singer's regular 31-52 is: Drop feed, two needles, two shuttles, from 3/32" to 1 1/4" gauge, high rise feed. For general work. Max. speed 2000 stitches per minute.)

Another member has a 31sv52 from the same batch of 3000 machines with the serial number only 884 away.

Further details:
http://www.needlebar.org/bb2/viewtopic.php?t=2533 : Singer 31SV52 part of US military history
http://www.needlebar.org/bb2/viewtopic.php?t=2597 : I don't believe it! 31sv52
http://needlebar.org/cm~nb/thumbnails.php?album=770 : Restoration of a 31SV52
http://www.needlebar.org/bb2/viewtopic.php?t=2962 : 31sv52 progress/woes
This machine's topic : http://www.needlebar.org/bb2/viewtopic.php?t=3330 : 31SV52 - Military Model

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