Isaac Merritt Singer

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This photo was probably taken in about 1865. It appears to be one of a matching set with that of his wife Isabella.

Isabella was his second wife and the mother of his last six legitimate children.

Born in 1811 in New York State of poor German/ Dutch parents.

Singer was a great entrepreneur and innovator. He patented his sewing machine in 1851 then marketed it worldwide.

By the 1860's he had amassed a personal fortune of thirteen million dollars. However Singer's scandalous personal life prompted his removal from active management in 1863.

Written by John Wilson, Singer archivist.

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Technical Information (Metadata)
Technical Information (Metadata)
Title Value
Written by John Wilson, Singer archivist.
Organisation Torbay
Identifier ref 843
Format   oval mounted sepia toned photograph; 189 mm x 141 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Paignton  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Singer. Family  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torbay Library Services  
Keywords biography portrait