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Letter A

Picture Courtesy of Diane Lowe, machine dates to 1861.
The model was introduced in 1859 to replace the Turtle Back and was superceded in 1863 by the Singer New Family, known as the Singer 12 (see Making the Bed).
The Letter A treadle was driven by a flat belt. From Singer literature: "The needle bar and shuttle shafts were fitted with bevel gears and connected one to the other by a vertical shaft, also fitted with bevel gears at each end. These mechanical improvements were coupled with greater working space beneath the arm." 13x1 needle.

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