Singer pictures from personal archives

For now, I lumped all the pre-war cars together, I would LOVE for there to be enough demand to split it into groups (hint...hint, post here about your pre-war Singer)
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby DarcyG » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:49 pm

It looks like a cover but on close examination it could be lighting, but it doesn't really matter as it is definitely a very early LM at the airport. As has been said before, how many more old photos are there, I have attached a photo of an Australian built version of a 33/34 LM 4 seater on a rolling chasis imported from the UK; I believe mine came from the same coachbulder. Also attached is an early Australian photo referred to as the Hamilton Car, no other details of ownership etc known.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby DarcyG » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:32 pm

As seen on Facebook ...
"A singer le mans.... at the front!!!"
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Association of Singer Car Photos

Postby DarcyG » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Association of Singer Car Owners added to Facebook -"#ThrowbackThursday to this photo being taken in the Singer Factory of Light Cars being assembled. The photo was taken for the book "Where Cycles: Motor Cycles and Cars are made" a short book produced by Singer explaining how the vehicles were assembled inside their Coventry factory to the public both in Britain and abroad to help sell their cars. This is likely one of the first times these images are to be put online! So lookout for more in the coming weeks!
#tbt #Singer #singercar #vintage #vintagecar #retro #classic #classiccar #britishcar #1930s #lightcar #cycles #motorcycles #factory #factoryimages #carbuilding #carmanufacting #singermotorcycle #singercycle"
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby cdk84 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:21 am

DarcyG, what a tremendous hoard you have!

Can't thank you enough for sharing them with us all.

Hope you have enough to save some for those long, cold nights next winter when these would offer such a boost to our enthusiasm (and encourage us toward the coming driving season...)

Very Best,

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:21 am

A few personal autographs...How many names do you recognise?
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby DarcyG » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:13 pm

From:
Let's #ThrowbackThursday again this week to the book "Where Cycle, Motor Cycles and Cars are made" with a look at the image of a "corner the heavy machinery department" - another fascinating insight to the working conditions (or at least those Singer wanted to show it it's customers) of the workers
#Singer #Singercar #britishcars #vintage #vintagecar #retro #classic #classiccar #britishcar #1930s #heavymachinery #factorywork #early20thcentury #1900s #factory #carfactory
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby mikeyr » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:47 am

These old images are way cool.

Who besides me actually owns stock in Singer :) ?
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby cdk84 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:40 am

OK, David,

Your collection of Singer-related autographs is absurd. Fabulous. Unlike anything I've ever seen. Did I mention fabulous?

How did you find these people? or even know they were alive?

I recognise quite a number of the signatures: Stanley Barnes, Rex King-Clark (both racing drivers), Service Manager Ernest Black, and Merlin Minshell (sp?). Can you help with identifying Vivienne Henwood (sp?), Harold Hastings, and the single name signer on the bottom left (Rives?) and their connection to the Singe world?

As always, you are raising the bar for those of us interested in Singer history. Thank you so much for that!

Very Best,

David

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby mikeC » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:31 am

Harold Hastings was an Autocar journalist - he may have been their Midlands Editor,I'm not sure; 'Rivers' is A F Rivers-Fletcher (1912-1999), racing driver, journalist and historian.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:01 am

Vivienne Henwood was the daughter of Charles Henwood, Singers' distributor in Swansea. He purchased no48, and two other team cars that lay undisturbed until the early 1970s.

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Peter McKercher » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:59 am

mikeyr wrote:These old images are way cool.

Who besides me actually owns stock in Singer :) ?


Where the hec did that come from. Was it in the 1.5?
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Danish » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:25 am

Also have this autograph...This brochure is now sold but I have another that is also signed.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby mikeyr » Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:22 pm

Peter McKercher wrote:
mikeyr wrote:These old images are way cool.

Who besides me actually owns stock in Singer :) ?


Where the hec did that come from. Was it in the 1.5?


Ebay, a good 15 years ago, I still owned the 4AD and did not own a pre-war Singer when I got that.
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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby Mark Thompson » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:27 am

Just curious, was the stock stamped "DERELICT" before, or after, you bought it? :P

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Re: Singer pictures from personal archives

Postby mikeyr » Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:24 pm

:D hey, I am old...but not that old YET
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