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15 and MODEL DESCRIPTION

F706029, courtesy of Claire Sherwell, 1916 with the popular Sphinx decals. The standard domestic sewing needle, the 15x1, was designed for the Singer 15 (although the IF model was made to accept round and flat shank needles (the round shank needle is a 16x1). It became an industry standard, whilst the style of machine is still copied by numerous manufacturers today. Full breakdown of domestic Singer 15 classifications The Singer 15 is a Full Sized Machine. Size-wise: bed dimensions - 7" x 14.625". The 1951 Singer 15K80 - needle to pillar base 6 7/8", height at tallest place under arm 4 7/8". Basic Singer Identifications

Singer continued to make the model 15 (with square bed) with a chainstitch option. They had to be specially ordered and were used mainly for manufacturing hosiery, dye work, etc. They could be ordered with single or double chainstitch.

Singer made at least 30 sub models of the 15 that were for use in semi-industrial or light industrial situations i.e. small manufacturers, tailors or dressmakers etc. "who run machines for lengthened periods at a high rate of speed." Most of them have the industrial decals, but some have the large rose decal.

The Singer 15KSV/HA (SV means Special Variety suitable for artisans) is still produced in Pakistan and the 15ND is still made in India.

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