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Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Watts the Goss -

Chris Frost, via email

In 1851, Isaac M. Singer patented the first truly us­able sewing ma­chine. The trea­dle ones are beau­ti­ful, but are dif­fi­cult to sell on. Mod­els made be­fore the 1960s are dif­fi­cult to date as the com­pany has in­com­plete records. Un­for­tu­nately, de­spite be­ing an an­tique, your table­top Singer is worth only £20 or so as they sold by the mil­lion – and tend to last.

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