The NeedleBar

SINGER MODEL 24 SEWING MACHINE

by Helen Scarth


THE SINGER NO. 24

The general advantages of this type of machine for family sewing comprise greatest ease and quietness of operation, simplicity of construction, and the elasticity of the single-thread seam. When needle is threaded the machine is ready, the stitch requiring neither bobbin nor shuttle. The thread is taken from one spool, and is so interwoven and twisted that seams cannot rip unless the finished end be unlocked. When this is done the entire length of thread can be quickly withdrawn without injury to the fabric. Guaranteed to be in every point the best single thread chain-stitch machine on the market.

From a Singer brochure entitled "Singer Machines For Family Sewing"


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Special thanks for the contributions of:

Barbara - Pacific Grove, Arlene Bour, Pat Bilderback, Brenda Buddenhagen, Roger Chidester, BJ Gates, Chrys Gunther, Ludger Halbur, Lin Harris, Jennifer Hill, Becky Kercado, Christelle Lachapelle, Karen Moore, Cathy Nelson, Pat Nordmark, Elaine Oslakovich, Wally Parsons, Kathleen Pellegrini, Sharon Pratley, Marty Quist, Anne Rixe, Bruce Robertson, Linda Scholten, Elsie and Mike Sell, Claire Sherwell, Fred Switzer, Jenny Veale, Esther Waid, Vicki Wilkins, and Linda Wray.


MODEL 24 DECAL PATTERNS

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NB Decal Pattern #19

Small Flowers

NB Decal Pattern #28

Celtic Knot (2)

NB Decal Pattern #40

Triplets

Model 24-32

commercial use


CHAIN STITCH CLOSE-UP


COMPARISON OF MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC TENSION

tension discs with thumb screw for manual adjustment

"The Automatic tension device has exceptional excellence;
it is so operated that, at each vertical reciprocation of the needle,
exactly the correct length of thread is supplied and "slip-stitching"
is absolutely impossible."

Singer description


PARTS OF A MODEL 24 SEWING MACHINE

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MODEL 24 TYPES

The Machines of Class 24, running at high speed and requiring a spool of upper thread only, are very largely used in the manufacture of thin fabrics, such as aprons, curtains, linings, drapery, dresses, hosiery, infants' garments, hoods, neckties, shoe linings, umbrellas, etc. Particular attention is called to the machines of this class for ruffling, tucking, gathering and plaiting.

Model
Decal Pattern
Cloth Plate
Tension
Operation
Spool Pin
Purpose

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Features
24K1

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual/auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
vertical trimmer for binding & trimming curtains with chip remover to remove trimmings. Includes tape-holder, thread stand, binder & chip remover.
24K2

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual/auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
vertical trimmer for binding & trimming curtains with blower to remove trimmings. Includes tape-holder, thread stand, binder, blower and blow-pipe..
24K3

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual/auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
same as 24K2 with optional blower and counter shaft fittings
vertical trimmer for binding & trimming curtains with blower to remove trimmings. Includes tape-holder, thread stand, binder,under-table blower and fittings.
24K4

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual/auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
sewing & trimming hosiery & knitted goods. Includes thread stand.
24-1

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual
treadle
yes
Home
-
24-2

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual
hand
yes
Home
-
24-4

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual
treadle
no
Mfg.
two needles, two loopers
24-5
-
-
manual
treadle
no
Mfg.
-
-
24-6
-
-
manual
treadle
no
Mfg.
-
-
24-7
none
black
manual
treadle
no
Mfg.
-
24-8
-
-
manual
-
-
Mfg.
-
two needles, two loopers
24-9
-
-
auto
-
-
Mfg.
-
side plaiting attachment, knee lifter
24-13

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual
treadle
no
Mfg.
adj. gathering feed, lever for adj. gathers
24-14
-
-
auto
-
-
Mfg.
-
Pos. motion power tuckerwith link motion from rock shaft
24-17

NB #19

small flowers

silver
none
treadle or hand
none
Mfg.
Folding & crimping fabric, no stitching mechanism
24-18
-
-
auto-measuring
-
-
Mfg.
-
auto. measuring tension.The quantity of thread for each stitch is automatically measured and the tension can be readily adjusted to make as tight or as loose stitches as may be desired. Especially recommended for umbrella seaming and imitation spoke stitching.
24-19

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual
treadle
no
Mfg.
For making plain box, double `and triple box plaits, in strips up to 2-3/4" wide. Stitches across, not lengthwise, the plaits.
24-21
-
-
manual
-
-
Mfg.
-
-
24-22
-
-
manual
-
-
Mfg.
-
For edge work only. For making plain or box overlapped plaits in strips or ribbons. Stitches across the plaits.
24-23
black - no decals
black
manual
treadle
-top right
Mfg.
Positive ruffling mechanism. For full or scant ruffles, right and left hand guides with separator blades.
24-24
-
-
auto
-
-
Home
-
 
24-25
-
-
auto
-
-
Mfg.
-
With device for plaiting and finishing ladies' belts.
24-26

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual/auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
-
24-27
-
-
manual
-
-
Mfg.
-
Positive ruffling mechanism. For making full or scant ruffled scallops of strips or ribbons 5/16" to 5/8" wide, eight stitches to the scallop, for millinery and novelty trimmings, etc.
24-28
-
-
manual
-
-
Mfg.
-
Positive ruffling mechanism. For making full or scant ruffled scallops of strips or ribbons 7/16" to 1" wide, sixteen stitches to the scallop, for millinery and novelty trimmings, etc.
24-29
-
-
manual
-
-
Mfg.
-
Two needles, two loopers, positive ruffling mechanism.
24-30
-
-
auto
-
-
Home
-
Hand attachment.
24-31
industrial
black
manual
treadle
top right
Mfg.
Heavy arm and bed. 8-30 st/inch.
24-32
industrial
black
auto
treadle
none
Mfg.
Heavy arm and bed. 8-30 st/inch.
24-33
industrial
black
auto
treadle
none
Mfg.
Heavy arm and bed. 4-12 st/inch.
24-34
scroll
black
plain
treadle
top right
Mfg.
Positive motion power tucker, receiving motion from the looper shaft.
24-36
industrial
black
manual
trreadle
no
Mfg.
Two needles, two loopers, heavy arm and bed.
24-37
industrial
black
auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
Two needles, two loopers, heavy arm and bed.
24-39
-
-
auto
treadle
-
Mfg
-
For umbrella seaming, imitation spoke stitching, etc.
24-50

NB #19

small flowers

silver
auto
treadle
right back
Home
-
24-51

NB #19

small flowers

silver
manual
hand
right back
Home
-
24-52

NB #19

small flowers

silver
auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
-
24-53
floral
silver
auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
-
24-54
-
-
auto
treadle
-
Mfg.
-
For forming and stitching picot edging on lace curtains, millinery goods and novelty trimmings.
24-55
ornate floral
silver
auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
Two needles, two loopers, free arm/removable work surface
24-56
plain
black
auto
treadle
top right
Mfg.
Free arm/removable work surface
24-57

NB #19

small flowers

silver
auto
treadle
no
Mfg.
Ruffling arm
24-59
-
-
plain
treadle
-
Mfg.
-
-
24-60

NB #19

small flowers

silver
auto
treadle
top of face
Family
Sold in 1913, later sold motorized in a treadle
24-61

NB #19

small flowers

black-decorated
auto
hand
top left
Home
 
24-62
Celtic Knot
black-decorated
auto
electric
top left
Home
Knee control bar, motor under machine bed, decorated cloth plate
24-63
Celtic Knot
black-decorated
auto
electric
top left
Family
-

metal base

For use in a cabinet table and foot controller.

24-65
Celtic Knot
black-decorated
auto
electric
top left
Family
-

metal base

Light and knee control.-

24-66
Celtic Knot
black
auto
electric
top left
Home
Knee control bar, motor under machine bed, plain cloth plate
24-67
Celtic Knot
black
auto
electric
top left
Home
Same as 24-66 but mounted on cast-iron plate for use in a table
24-68
-
-
-
treadle
-
-
-
includes foot-operated presser foot lifter
24-70
plain
black
manual
treadle
top right
Mfg.
Long bed, sewing garment labels
24-71
plain
black
manual
hand
no
Comm.
For sewing name tags on garments
24-80

NB #40

Triplets

black
auto
electric
yes
Home
Bed covers entire area of machine.

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