Very rare Pique machine used in glove manufacture. Made by Singer, Clydebank, Scotland in 1917. Identified as a model 46K, although not labelled as such, used to sew fingers in gloves.
Comes with original parts list booklet which is also extremely rare. The booklet dates from 1904.
The machine is complete and turns. What makes the machine even rarer is that this actual machine was manufactured for the french market hence the Fabrication Anglaise lettering on the body of the machine. The "Piqué" is a two-thread, or double-chain stitch, and is formed by the threads carried by the vertical needle and the oscillating looper. The chain stitch is formed on the under surface of the material, the stitch on the upper surface having the same appearance as the ordinary lock stitch.
Machines are provided with a pivoted guide and a combined top-feed and vibrating presser mechanism. The clear space from needle to base of arm is 5 3/4" and the bed is 11 1/2" in length. The shape and size of the tapered vertical post, which is 3 5/8" high and 1/4" diameter, is specially adapted for stitching the fingers of gloves. Other glove machines were manufactured by Max Lange and H. These gloves machines are extremely rare and sought after especially the Singer example.
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