The very dainty latch kept the box securely closed. If you notice the size of the box and the size of treadle drawers, you will see they just fit perfectly! Once you finished sewing, you placed your attachments back into the folding box, and then safely into your treadle drawer.
The ruffler shown in the attachment case, Style #2 is a very old ruffler. That fits perfectly as the actual box is over 100 years old! This ruffler was more elongated than those in later years. Also fitting perfectly within the box were the long bobbins and a place for the needles. Many times you can find a puzzle box with pieces haphazardly placed in. True excitement and joy comes when you have every piece in the box, and they are in the correct spot.
I did enjoy using the hemmers and the binder on my low shank Singer 221 Featherweight. Simply fold the hem over once, insert into the middle scroll, and then wiggle back and forth. As you wiggle, the hem is made with a very time second fold being formed inside the hemmer. Begin to sew. The hemmers come in varying sizes, from a large table linen hem to the dainty shirt-tail hem.
All of the necessary tools for sewing were also included in the folding box. The seamstress has the bias cutting gauge for making binding, the large and small screwdrivers for adjusting the tension and shuttle, the wonderful stiletto to get in some very small places! Also included was the cloth guide for keeping all those seams straight.Later folding boxes were made with a "thumb indent" which opened and closed the case; inside were clasps which clicked together. This is the box for the Style #11 set of attachments for the Singer 27. Wonder how many there were? I know there is a style #14 and and a very hard to find box for the Style #11, Singer model 15 - holding round bobbins instead of the long bobbin.
Until next time - Happy Sewing!
The Sew Box