Wanted: Singer Turtleback Sewing Machine
Though the Turtleback wasn't Singer's first sewing machine, it was the first production model developed specifically for home use. As such, it was marketed as "Singer's New Family Sewing Machine." The Turtleback sewing machine was produced ca.1858 by I.M. Singer & Company of New York and was available with two types of bases; a cast iron treadle stand, like the one seen here, or a wood cabinet-like stand adorned with floral embellishments.
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