Singer Sewing Machines

Singer Sewing machines have been around for more than 150 years. There are generations of sewers who have only ever used singer machines. Their sewing machines have come a long way and have seen a lot of improvements over the years but they still integrate tradition into their current products.

The birth of one of the Biggest Sewing Machine Companies

Old Singer Sewing MachineThe founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Isaac Merritt Singer was born in 1811 in Schaghiticoke, New York. In 1851 he formed the I.M Singer & Company along with a Lawyer from New York Edward C. Clark. They together created the first lockstitch sewing machine which was patented. After this creation the company the company became the leading marketer and manufacturer of sewing machines in just two years in the United States. At this point they decided to set up their corporate offices in New York City and renamed the company to Singer Manufacturing Company. The first set of manufactured machines from their new facility in New York sold for $100 USD.
Within a couple years (in 1855 to be exact) they became the largest sewing company in the world and started to expand overseas to France and Paris and so became the first international sewing machine company. Soon after that they were awarded the first prize at a world fair in Paris. In 1867 they opened a factory in Glasgow, Scotland which was the first factory to be opened outside of the United States. Over the years they opened other factories across Europe and in 1871 the Bridgton factory in Britain became the largest Singer factory in Britain. In that year alone they reached unit sales of 180,000.

Further Expansion
I.M. Singer died in 1875 at the age of 63 in Torquay England but the company thrived in all countries that they had factories. They were doing so well that in 1883 they had to open another manufacturing factory in Europe – the largest in the country at Kilbowie Scotland. The factory was so large that at one point in time they were employing 12,000 workers.

Singer Machines Today

Modern Singer Sewing MachineSinger machines are still made with the best quality today and they still are easy to use, innovative and provide users and owners with value for money. In their product line you can find a wide range of sewing machines from standard models to computerized models. No matter what your sewing needs are, you can find a singer sewing machine to fulfill your needs and to provide a superb finished item no matter what type of sewing project you have to undertake. If you like to take on a lot of home projects why not try out the Singer Overlocker which gives superb seams even in more difficult fabric.

No matter what your budget, you can find a sewing machine from singer to help you accomplish it. And with a wide network of outlets along with online sellers you will always be able to find a singer sewing machine in a short amount of time. Give Singer sewing machines a try, you won’t regret it.

 

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