The date of August 12th is used in celebrating Singer's Anniversary, as marked by the issued patent of the first Singer sewing machine by Isaac Merritt Singer on August 12, For Singer's th Anniversary they introduced the new Slant-needle "Singer Model " that would revolutionize the sewing-machine-of-tomorrow with a design to make home sewing easier and more convenient. The original Singer sewing machine along with the new Slant-needle "Singer Model ", anniversary model, were displayed at the exhibition of new and old Singer sewing machines in New York from September during the th Anniversary of the patenting of the first Singer sewing machine observed by Singer Manufacturing Company and its employees. The exhibition was than on display during the month of November for the th Anniversary being celebrated at Singer's South Bend, Indiana factory, where they crafted wood cabinets for Singer sewing machines. The South Bend factory gave tours to celebrate the anniversary. The "anniversary model" consisted of a "Limited Edition" of only 10, Slant-needle "Singer Model " sewing machines that were allotted to commemorate Singer's th Anniversary, , one year prior to its Grand Introduction in October
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Available as a Hand or Treadle machine, it had a self-threading "bullet" type shuttle, self-setting needle and an automatic bobbin winder. It could be purchased with or without a Bentwood case. All Singer 48 K's have the Peacock Tail decals which generally seem to survive remarkably well. However there are a couple of variants to the centre bed decal, on some examples it is replaced with an eight pointed star and on others it is omitted altogether!
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Janet Stone was a start-stop-start again quilter. She started quilting again, between lots of cross stitching, about She entered a show in with the first quilt that she designed that had an alphabet in it and won 3 ribbons.