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Besides being a significantly larger machine than the Singer 12 the Singer 13 has an extra inspection plate on the bed which makes it easy to identify.DATING: The Singer Company still holds the date of commissioning for its machines.The tension adjustment is by way of a screw on the face plate. It is worn in the usual places and the japanning is chipped in places. The balance wheel is nickel plated and the bobbin winder has a level feed device which we understand was only fitted to machines made at the Kilbowie factory.This machine slides into a paneled box case (see next but one) which has an accessory compartment fixed within the case. The decals are again of the scroll and rose pattern but the guard and crank have the Peacock Tail decal. When we first found this machine it had been butchered for the stand but it came complete with the top, drawer and paneled cover.MI have a Spartan 192k that is in a cabinet and it has a light on it. It was in her basement but her house was rented for many years after her death in the 80"s.We emptied the house recently as we decided to sell it and it was left behind. The needle goes up and down very slowly and then stops.I found a Singer Spartan 192K at a local consignment shop today. -- Edited on 7/1/10 PM -- Singer made these in the late 50s early 60s to compete against less expensive import machines on the market at the time. For example, there's no light and no place to mount a light, either. Singer sold Spartans in the plastic base case, no cover, very basic for or . Spartan 192K photo 1 Spartan 192K photo 2 Here's a 1959 ad for the Singer 185 that has a note about the Spartan, priced at .50.
The slide-plate has a circular hole in the end to assist opening and no less than eleven Patent dates are listed commencing Sept 10 1846 (the famous Elias Howe Patent), through 1849, 1850, 1851, 1854 up to Oct 8 1855. Found on a very bitter December day at a local antique fair we just had to bring it home. It is in beautiful condition with hardly any wear to the decals, note the Singer name now appears on the arm of the machine. Rather than having a bentwood cover this version slides into a paneled box case with a hinged door. The Case of this machine is shown on the Cases & Bases Page New Family (Model 12) Serial No. Dating to 1890, this machine has the wonderful 'Peacock Tail' decals which are in very good condition.
The Singer Company has now put this information online go to The Singer 12 and 13 have the Serial Number located on the bed of the machine at the base of the pillar.