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#EP158966, 1959. Oscillating movement, RAF decals, 'feed throw out' to drop the feed dogs. Available as a treadle and hand crank as the 15K111 and 15K112.
The original RAF decals were designed in 1931 by William Hopper of Dumbarton in Scotland, who was employed at the Singer plant in Kilbowie near Glasgow. The name 'RAF' has been applied by collectors because of the similarity of the bed decal to the RAF badge of that era. In Britain in the 1930's the RAF was seen as being at the cutting edge of style and technology. The Schneider trophy monoplane races were producing fast, streamlined plane designs which were reflected in Art Deco design. The RAF was regarded as the most glamorous of the armed forces and were known as the 'Brylcreem Boys'. Hardly surprising that a Kilbowie decal design was produced to reflect this stylistic strand. For a full breakdown of domestic Singer 15 classifications, visit HERE. And INSTRUCTION MANUAL. Do you have the earliest 15K110? Click HERE for more info.

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