How can I find out how old my Singer is or where it was made? It's a great machine and I don't think it will ever wear out! Important Singer Sewing Machines Singer sewing machines were constantly improved and updated. It was the lovely colour and retro styling that I fell for but it has so much more to offer! It was called Blackside because all of the parts, including the cover over the light bulb, were painted black. This includes any of the machines that come with their own table, blacksides which have a black instead of polished finish, and the vintage 221 and 222 Featherweight models. The foot treadle was wider and easier to use. Instead of a circular shuttle movement and a horizontally angled needle, the Singer machine used a straight needle that worked vertically. Maybe they made so many that everyone can find them easily? However if you google dating a singer sewing machine and go down the page to the Ismaces address they also have the Singer dating charts there.
The number stamped on the bed of the machine is the serial number; both letters and numbers. Fancy a good read: A brilliant slice of 1940's life: Alex's stories are now available to keep. Serial numbers on Singer sewing machines manufactured prior to 1900 have numbers only. Very early Singers from the 1850's up until the start of prefix letters in 1900 had two serial numbers. The resale value for must sewing machine made around this time are not as valuable as they look, however, don't get me wrong. I may become proficient enough to buy one of the new models. Now to the dating All Singers up until 1900 have no letter prefix and came from several factories around the world.
Some later variants of the class 15, such as the 15K-88, were provided with a fully reversible feed for sewing forwards or backwards, and with a method of lowering the feed dogs for free motion or embroidery work without the need for a feed cover plate. It is found on the front of the machine on top of the machine bed right below the badge. The other machines were not singer so I took the chance and bought it. In fact, the quality of these early machines is so good that there are still many Singer treadle sewing machines in use today. I was also trying to find out a value for it. The letter suffix after the model number denotes where the machine was manufactured For example , Singer model 99k serial number Y6307577. I spend countless hours researching and writing these pages and I love to hear from people so drop me a line and let me know what you thought: Time for a great true story: News Flash! The company cleverly managed their production from all factories to coincide with the serial number flow.
They were even supplied in the old style bentwood cases or treadle tables. Another joker in the deck is the 411G shown at right. These letter are before the serial numbers. Popularity only grew and factories opened worldwide. Barbara A magical tale for all ages.
The design has naturally changed over the years with advances in technology. . All Singer sewing machines up until 1900 have no letter prefix, and came from all around the world. After some research it appears that the head was cast and stamped with serial number in Canada, then the machine was assembled in West Germany as reflected in the model number suffix. Not bad for a twenty dollar purchase. This enthusiastic approach to women continued into his private life, where he had a total of 24 children! Regards, Brian Harris Hello Alex, I have tried a lot of places to date my singer and finally ran into your website.
I also came across another interesting thing about this machine. I love the older Singers and I have a bunch of them. The cabinet is in like new condition and very handy with it's designed storage. These beautiful pieces of sewing history are popular with antiques collectors and sewing enthusiasts alike. You may have seen him on The Great British Sewing Bee or How The Victorians Built Britain. The bed of my machine isn't rectangular but has a sort-of scalloped edge. These older machines were made of heavy duty components and replaceable parts so they are still used, and are incredibly long-lasting.
However I have one that is my pride and joy that I wish I could share a picture of on here , but I do not know how to post photos. Those manufactured in Kilbowie were modeled given the model number 221 K and those manufactured in St. The records contained herein is all that Singer provided and Featherweight historians obtained. The only anitque or vintage Singers that are worth a lot of money are the Featherwieghts and other machines with the paint and decals in good condition and that are in good working order. Designs Throughout The Years Singer treadle sewing machines are one of the most popular Singer antiques, and are still regularly found in auctions and antique dealers today. It was black with a gold scroll design on the machine. The late 50's and early 60's are referred to the golden age of sewing machines, not because of any one particular ground breaking model, although there were a few, but because of the incredibly high sales for any and all machines.
You can refer to the for more details about those changes. There is a lesser possibility that it could be the Model 191 or 206 but they can be identified at the same location and only one design was used on these machines. The faceplate is embossed with the. The beautiful cabinets, well-made machines, and practical improvements made Singer sewing machines a must for the average household. The 3 Evolutions Of 99K Stitch Length Adjuster The overall shape of the machine with its japanned black paintwork and gold decals remained the same, although the decals were 'modernised' over time. It used an identical mechanism and many of the same parts other than the basic body casting. This is my first personal sewing machine which i found at a fleamarket.
For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff. She has put away her new machine and uses the old Singer for everything. Using the serial number you can use the charts below to find the date when your machine was given a batch assignment at the factory. By this time, the company also was producing commercial zigzag sewing machines. Isaac Singer boasts a unique story as detailed , and was a pioneer of the sewing industry. The value is like any other collectable.
This page is for identifying older black-coloured Singer machines. Singer 211G model 211 made in Germany Singer 211U model 211 made in Japan. Because we have not been able to locate the log books, serial numbers for the years 1851 to 1870 are not available at this time. Later 99K's had factory fitted motors, with optional lights and foot controllers and smaller flywheels. Click on Serial number chart - with dates and you will find it.