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Diana

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1Singer VS2 with original manual and puzzle box $200 and badged Western Electric 2 spool $150 -pick up Jackson Michigan...

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I am to far away, but wow on the VS2. Rare decals for that machine. I have only seen it on 1886-1887 machines. You should check the patent date on the bobbin plate. If it is oct. 16th 86 you have what would have been the first electric platfor sold by Singer for use with an electric engine/motor. The puzzle box could be a rarer one than the Style 11 late period as well. I can help identifying both items more definitively. (edit) i forgot about the rare cabinetry for this year as well. Not found on any others.

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Diana

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J-it’s a treadle
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It’s Oct ? 1876 or 78?
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It is october 16, 1886 for on the bobbin plate like this https://www.flickr.com/photos/132113927@N03/18684496656/in/dateposted-public/
There are 4 different controllers that go on "treadles" and even more motors. I have listed a write up here on the main page with additional info. I have published the information with ISMACS, can't remember the issue.


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Diana

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John I am wrong it is in a frame on the slide plate!!
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Here is some brief info here on them. https://www.victoriansweatshop.com/post/singers-first-electric-platform-10275360?pid=1309581042 Not many survive with the engine and controller. Your machine might have the patent described here and remnants would be under the machine driven into the wood. This is a spike that holds the apparatus. Numerous motors were used from Deihl, Westinghouse, Edison etc...
 
Deihl is what became Simanco in 1905/06 and here is some sales brochures of that one from the Smithsonian https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/CF/single-record.cfm?AuthorizedCompany=Diehl%20Manufacturing%20Company . I just got this one last night https://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Sewing-Machines/NMAHTEX/0163/imagepages/image3.htm .

I will have to find the second controller brochure picture. I think it is at ISMACS.

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Diana, here is a bit on Deihl from ISMACS http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/great-diehl-of-invention.html and shows Gary Wacks sewing machine, a 1892 IF with cornflower decals and the Edison "D" motor in the Singer brass motor cover and brass stop motion apparatus.

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The second controller, that i can't find the link for, was an improvement being held on by screws. It was a long box at the back underside of the machine and was activated by pitman rod connected to the treadle pedal as was the earlier one mentioned. Tilt the foot forward on the common treadle pedal and it would sew in the manner modern sewing machine controllers work. The evidence of this controller is a screw hole beside the irons near the back on both right and left sides on the inner part of where the irons are attached to the table.

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Here is the second type of electric controller i described that is held on by two screws here at ISMACS http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/model-list/images0-99/27elec.jpg from what they say is a 1896 Catalogue.

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