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A Singer treadle sewing machine
A Singer treadle sewing machine

Singer Corporation is a United States of America manufacturer of sewing machines, first established as I.M. Singer & Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merrit Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark. Best known for its sewing machines, it was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865, then The Singer Company in 1963. Originally all of its manufacturing was done at facilities in New York City. It is currently based in LaVergne, TN near Nashville. Taken by Thomas Gozdziewicz, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Taken by Thomas Gozdziewicz, 2004 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A modern machine (Singer Symphonie 300) A sewing machine is a mechanical (or electromechanical) device that joins fabric using thread. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the Jewish American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, see that article. ... Edward Clark (d. ... A modern machine (Singer Symphonie 300) A sewing machine is a mechanical (or electromechanical) device that joins fabric using thread. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Location in Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ...


Presidents

  • Isaac Merritt Singer (1851-1863)
  • Inslee Hopper (1863-1875)
  • Edward S. Clark (1875-1882)
  • George Ross McKenzie (1882-1889)
  • Frederick Gilbert Bourne (1889-1905)
  • Sir Douglas Alexander (1905-1949)
  • Milton C. Lightner (1949-1958)
  • Donald P. Kircher (1958-1975)
  • Joseph Bernard Flavin (1975-1987)
  • Paul Bilzerian (1987-1989)[1]
  • James H. Ting (1989-1997)[2]
  • Steve Goodman (1998-2004)

For the Jewish American writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, see that article. ... Edward Clark (d. ... Frederick Gilbert Bourne (1851-1919), president of the Singer Manufacturing Company (Singer Corporation), made that buiness perhaps the first modern multinational industrial enterprise of any nationality. ...

Singer Building

Company headquarters were in the Singer Building, designed by architect Ernest Flagg, who also designed two landmark residences for Bourne. Constructed in 1906 at New York City during Bourne's tenure, the Singer Building (demolished in 1968) was then the tallest building in the world. In addition to works in North America, the Singer Corporation also had the honour of creating the largest clock face in the world the Singers clock at its Clydebank factory which opened in 1885 and closed in 1984. The Singer Building at Liberty Street and Broadway in Manhattan, New York was an office building completed in 1908 as the headquarters of the Singer Manufacturing Company. ... Ernest Flagg (February 6, 1857-April 10, 1947) was a noted American architect in the Beaux-Arts style. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For many millennia the record holder for worlds tallest structure was clearly defined (see table below. ... Clydebank (Bruach Chluaidh in Gaelic) is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, lying on the north bank of the river Clyde. ...


Diversification

In the 1960s the company diversified, acquiring the Friden calculator company in 1965, Packard Bell Electronics in 1966 and General Precision Equipment Corporation in 1968. GPE included Librascope and The Kearfott Company, Inc. In 1987 Kearfott was split, the Kearfott Guidance & Navigation Corporation was sold to the Astronautics Corporation of America in 1988. The Electronic Systems Division was purchased by GEC-Marconi in 1990 renamed GEC-Marconi Electronic Systems while the Sewing Machine Division was sold in 1989 to Semi-Tech Microelectronics, a publicly traded Toronto-based company.[3] Friden Calculating Machine Company (Friden, Inc. ... A calculator is a device for performing calculations. ... The General Precision Equipment Corporation was a major manufacturing company involved in the defense and space industries as well educational products and control devices for consumer goods. ... Librascope was a Glendale, California division of General Precision Inc. ... Kearfott was a defence manufacturer founded in 1917. ... Kearfott was a defence manufacturer founded in 1917. ... // Astronautics Corporation of America is a privately owned corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA). ... The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ...


Present situation

Today, the Singer Corporation produces a range of consumer products, including electronic sewing machines. It is now part of SVP Worldwide, which also owns the Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking brands, which is in turn owned by Kohlberg & Company. Electronics is the study of the flow of charge through various materials and devices such as, semiconductors, resistors, inductors, capacitors, nano-structures, and vacuum tubes. ... Pfaff is a manufacturer of sewing machines and is now owned by the VSM Group AB [1]. [edit] External link Pfaff Website Category: ... Husqvarna is a manufacturer of power lawn equipment, sewing machines and formely mopeds. ...


See also

  • History of the sewing machine

A sewing machine is a mechanical (or electrical) device that joins fabric using thread, in a manner similar to manual sewing. ...

References

  1. ^ "A Raider's Days Of Reckoning", Time Magazine, 10 July 1989. Retrieved on May 1, 2007. 
  2. ^ Daniel Hilken and Albert Wong. "Semi-Tech's Ting jailed six years", The Standard (Hong Kong), July 1, 2005. Retrieved on May 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ Miller, Matthew; Clifford, Mark L.; Zegel, Susan. "Dishonored Dealmaker", Businessweek, 5 Aug 2002. Retrieved on 2007-03-25. 

May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Singer Sewing Machine, The Singer Story, Singer Memories (481 words)
For much of its history the bluest of blue-chip companies, Singer was one of the first large corporations to lose its moorings in the twentieth century, falling prey to wave after wave of increasingly ruthless corporate raiders.
When Singer filed for bankruptcy in 1999, it was the most complicated international bankruptcy in history, involving 11 countries.
The Singer story, which continues to unfold in courtrooms around the world, is an instructive tale which illuminates the role and impact of corporations in the modern world through the long lens of its 150 year history.
Singer Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
Singer Corporation is a sewing machine company located in the United States of America.
Singer Corporation was established as I.M. Singer and Co. in 1851 by Isaac Merrit Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark.
In 1987 Kearfott was split, the Kearfott Guidance and Navigation Corporation was sold to the Astronautics Corporation of America in 1988 and the Electronic Systems Division was purchased by GEC-Marconi in 1990 and renamed GEC-Marconi Electronic Systems.
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