Singer Sewing Machine Parts Puzzle Box, Patented February 19, 1889


Measures:  3.5” tall, 6.5” wide, 3.25” deep, 12.5” long when open

Ok, This is the COOLEST box EVER!!! It is a parts box for Singer sewing machines!  Each part has its own spot in the box so that they would all fit together into this small velvet lined wonder.  And then….. It folds up!  The box was invented by John M Griest, a Singer employee in 1888.  He then won a US patent for it in 1889.  The box has finger jointed corners and brass hinges.  The velvet lining is a dark green.  The lining does have some areas of wear and fade.  However, there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the lining.  The latch works well, there are some scuffs and scratches on the box.  The top is branded “Patented February 19 1889”.  Many of the attachments are in the box, in their corresponding spots but there seem to be some extra parts as well as a few missing parts.  An interesting addition to a sewing collection or perhaps some much needed attachments for an antique Singer!

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