Governor A Drop head stand.
The machine head drops down into this attractive five drawer stand, the paired drawers at either end are curved and the centre drawer swivels out and has holes inside to take five bobbins.
The machine head in its operational position which clearly shows its very angular shape. When the leaf is opened the head rises on a chain.
The side of the stand which has Governor not cast into it but riveted on.
The case from a Singer 12, although there is some minor damage, the central decal is unusually intact and the wood has superb colour.
The case from the Willcox & Gibbs showing the machine part in/part out.
We have a little history with this one, tied to the handle of the carrying case were two labels, the sort you used to get on auction lots.
The first was one for the Singer Sewing Machine Company Ltd 68 High Street Newport I.O.W (Isle of Wight).
The label's red & white with black writing & looks 1960's. It's probably a service label & we can just make out the owners name. On
the reverse it says "where there's sewing there's Singer" & below that
"where there's Singer there's service".
It's the second label we really like, it's for Harrods Depository, Barns, SW13 (London) and it gives the number of items deposited, name of owner, which is the same surname as the previous label & a date.... 4th January 1948. Seems strange but nice to know who owned it and exactly where this machine was all those years ago.