Singer also conceived the idea of using a treadle similar to that of a spinning wheel; all other machines at the time used a hand crank to generate power. Within two years Singer is the leading manufacturer and marketer of sewing machines in the United States. Edward Clark originated the hire-purchase plan, the prototype for all installment selling or time payment purchases. The first lightweight domestic machine, the "Grasshopper," was introduced. Singer opened three manufacturing plants in New York City. The company was incorporated as the Singer Manufacturing Company, holding 22 patents and with capital assets of 0,000. The Singer Manufacturing Company opened sales and distribution centers in England. Her trademark is produced in several languages, becoming one of the most recognized trademarks in the world.
As a result, individuals with even meager income could own a Singer sewing machine. Some 20,000 home sewing machines were being sold annually. To meet growing demand in Europe, Singer opened the largest sewing machine factory in the world in Kilbowie Scotland. Singer Sewing Machine Company became the sales and distribution division of Singer Manufacturing Company.
The circular movement of the shuttle took a twist out of the thread at every revolution.Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website.Here you can look up your serial number and find out when your Singer Sewing Machine was made as well as what model you have.There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.The most likely answer is that the larger number was the total number of machines produced by Singers when they only had a few factories and could keep up with and control the production output from Britain and America.