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Singer sewing machine decal sets:

"Painted" Floral variants

There were many. Here is a selection, mostly from the very early 1890s, one of which may have been this 1884 design for the IF (Improved Family).

Squire drawing

The IF wasn't produced in quantity until 1887 and is known to have suffered initial production problems.

There are .pdf downloads of the original Design Registrations (like Patents) for two ornamentation sets: George A. Squire's 1884 IF floral design and a set featuring sprays of forget-me-nots with "... slender tendrils,various flowers and buds..." by Ewald Hähnel (1883). Hähnel was a free-lance designer who supplied decal sets for Singer, Minnesota, Davis, New Home and others.

My identification of some flowers may be not be accurate.

 

daisiesRoses and daisies (Compositae) (VS3/28)

cornflowersCistus(?), dog rose and cornflowers (VS3/28)

cornflowersSame cistus(?), orange blossom(?), primroses, possibly cornflowers, etc. (VS3/28 - arm detail).

daisiesRed and cream roses, daisies, forget-me-nots, etc. (VS2 - arm detail)

red roses rearRed and cream roses, daisies, forget-me-nots, etc. (VS2- rear).

red, peach roses, daisies and forget-me-notsSame design with red and white roses (possibly cistus), daisies - but no forget-me-nots (VS2)

white roses daisiesPink and white roses, daisies, ferns and sprigs of blue flowers (VS3/28 - arm detail)

IF electric flowersPotentilla(?) on a rare electric "Improved Family" (c. 1889/90). Presumably made for export, it is marked "American made" in French.

IF daisiesDaisies and leaves (IF)

more rosesRoses, foliage and....? (IF c.1890)

coloured roses 28Coloured roses, daisies and logo in "Germanic" type (28).

(Copyright photos courtesy of West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Museums and ISMACS News)

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