Manual SINGER Sewing Machine No. 99 ‘Lock Stitch For Family Use’ 1923
With key contained in wooden storage portable carry box. NOT LIGHT IN WEIGHT. The Singer Manufacturing Co. SINGER Y9445320 1923 – January 12th 1923 Machine Class (Model No.) 15K 230000 Quantity Allotted - Complete with Instruction Book.
Hand crank. In wonderful smooth working order. Wooden domed case in good condition. No accessories. Instruction Book – complete with all pages, rusty staples and faded, tired, worn pages. Plenty of replacements online as well as help and clear instructions. Though this model is so easy to use.
Request collection in person as heavy item from CV23.
The Singer class 99 sewing machine was introduced in 1911 as a response to the growing demand for a lighter more portable domestic sewing machine that did not need to be used in a special table. In 1911 it had a list price in the U.K. of £6-10s-0d, although this was reduced to £5-4s-0d for cash purchases.
The 99 was a 3/4 size version of the established full size class 66. It used an identical mechanism and many of the same parts other than the basic body casting. The 99K stayed in production until around 1958.
The Singer 99 was a sturdy and reliable machine that was easy to use. It became very popular with occasional home users because at 22lbs (10kg), it was more manageable than 'full size' machines and it came in a storage case.
In 1921 the company introduced the option of a Singer electric motor making the 99K the first portable electric machine. (Copied from Wikipedia Site)
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