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    Old 07-13-2022, 08:44 AM
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    A friend just picked up this 1884 Singer Improved Family for me. Can anyone help me identify the decal pattern(see pic)? It's not Apple Blossom. I already have an IF with Apple Blossom decals and these are different. Below is a link to my Apple Blossom IF.

    https://selbysewingmachines.blogspot...ith-apple.html
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    Old 07-13-2022, 10:15 AM
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    Originally Posted by daselby
    A friend just picked up this 1884 Singer Improved Family for me. Can anyone help me identify the decal pattern(see pic)? It's not Apple Blossom. I already have an IF with Apple Blossom decals and these are different. Below is a link to my Apple Blossom IF.

    https://selbysewingmachines.blogspot...ith-apple.html
    Just curious are those actually decals, I was under the impression that some of the early machines were actually painted. Neither of your IF decals look like either of the ones shown at https://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mac...tedfloral.html The similarities between them seem to be greater than the dissimilarities. Three blossoms alternate with two rather than one. Some of the leaves are in different positions but looks like artistic license. Some of the fern type leaves are in same spots. There are three buds on the pillars on both, but slightly different leaves.

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    Old 07-13-2022, 01:56 PM
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    I don't think these are hand painted. I've see this design on three different IF's now and all three have pretty much been identical. This design is really similar to Apple Blossom....but different. I've added some additional pics.
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    Old 07-13-2022, 02:02 PM
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    BTW, I'm familiar with that one "floral" design as I have a VS2 with that design (see 1st pic). I've also seen that on a few IF's but usually they are not in good condition. The 2nd pic is the best example that I've seen.
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