For sale is an early 1900s SINGER SEWING TREADLE BASE with an ornate MARBLE TOP. The marble top measures 17 /1/2 inches by 31 inches. The table stands about 29 1/2 inches tall. Four of the three edges on the marble top are polished. The metal treadle pedal works as designed and spins the drive wheel. The metal stand features the “SINGER” name in block letters which has been accented with gold leaf. Other embossed features on the side legs are also accented. This very distinctive styled end table is in overall great condition but one of the caster wheels is missing. A small wood block (included with sale) keeps the table level. Replacement wheels are also sold on Al Gore’s Internet.
In 1879, the Singer Company started production of its oscillating shuttle, high arm Improved Family machine for domestic and light industrial sewing. In 1895, the Improved Family machine was mechanically altered and the appearance changed, and so the Singer 15 was born. It was to be the most successful sewing machine design ever. The original Singer 15’s, like all the other early domestic Singer machines came as the usual treadle or cabinet versions or as a hand crank model. Later models were either electric or hand crank machines.