The Singers

This section is dedicated to our Singers.

Singer Corporation is an American manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I. M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark. Best known for its sewing machines, it was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865, then The Singer Company in 1963.

The business went from strength to strength and Singer was the world leader in marketing and manufacturing electric sewing machines. Like Kodak and Poloroid, Singer is a household name. The Singer Company ceased sewing machine production during World War 2 and diverted it’s production to the war effort. During this time, the company produced items such as the government issue .45 pistol and the M1 carbine, as well as making components for tanks. the company later diversified into other product lines and ceased sewing machine production in 1984. In 1988 it fell prey to financiers who broke it up for the spoils. The Singer Sewing Machine is now a holding of SVP Worldwide, a Kohlberg Holding company.

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