Singer 'Indian Star' Machines

Pictures and information courtesy of Chrys Gunther and Claire Sherwell

The 'Indian Star' occurs as a bed decal on Singer machines which were intended for sale on the Indian sub-continent. The eight-pointed star has the name 'Singer' on each point in a different Indian language.

Indian Stars as they appear on various Singer models dating from 1903 to 1940 are shown below.

The languages represented moving clockwise from 1 o'clock are:

Onya, Singhalese, Gujarati, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam (or Tamil), Urdu

Click on each image for pictures of the complete machines.

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