Singer 127K sewing machine was very similar to the 28K. I am trying to establish its year. Also can you give me a value on it? Well that's it, I do hope you enjoyed my work. For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff. Past Sales Values Current sales values can give you a clue about value, but sellers can ask anything they want for a machine.
It looked to me like the serial number of these machines is on the sliding plate above where it says 'use this size needle' Sorry I can't help more, but I found very little on the internet. It appears from the database it was manufactured in 1874. The company cleverly managed their production from all factories to coincide with the serial number flow. So I got her, brought her home and hubby took a look at her. The left side of the cabinet has some kind of swing-arm that comes out, I guess to support the opened leaf.
Singer Sewing Company does not warrant or guarantee any particular result or the accuracy or reliability of any services, provided by any third parties referenced herein. It had more room under the arm, which made it easier for the seamstress to manipulate large amounts of fabric. This image shows even older antique Singer machines dating from way back to 1865 to 1870 with a fiddle type bed. This makes the machine's location an important factor in its value. Finding the model number is harder and may need some digging. Unlike machines of today, these old machine were made of heavy duty materials and easily replaced parts.
These are considered by many collectors to be the best machines that Singer ever produced. The records contained herein is all that Singer provided and Featherweight historians obtained. First I'd like to make sure of the model number, if it is a 66 and what iteration. This will tell you when the sewing machine was issued. The sewing machine is is excellent condition. To date your Singer Featherweight, you will need to locate the serial number on the bottom of your machine. All the handles, draw slides, etc.
If, however, you have purchased a machine or are interested in selling one, consider some of the following information before taking it to an appraiser. The position may vary slightly but mine is on the front right corner. After 1900, the machine serial numbers have a single or two-letter prefix. I think can get it running, based on nothing in particular - I've never refurbished before. These letter are before the serial numbers. The 127K had its bobbin winder in a high position and had the same type of vibrating shuttle or sometimes called boat shuttle or even bullet shuttle.
They so often get lost and most aren't marked to know what machine they go to. Later Class 66 models had a motor and numbered tension dial added. I am trying to figure out the model of this singer sewing machine that is part of an estate. I'm a happy girl, as I needed the manual, to read up on my machine, been awhile, as I lost my original one from my great-grandfather when I divorced my 1st husband. The letter suffix after the model number denotes where the machine was manufactured For example , Singer model 99k serial number Y6307577. I inherited an old Singer that I gave my Mom around 30 years ago.
You can search by model or just browse for one that looks like yours. But the 127K was manufactured years later at around 1912. That will be the Model 221, commonly known as the Featherweight. There is no reference charts available to tell us the exact model number from it's serial number. I am a man 54 year and like to do leather projects and this is my first machine and am looking forward to using her for the first time. You may have seen him on The Great British Sewing Bee or How The Victorians Built Britain. Assessing Your Machine The value of your antique Singer sewing machine is decided by several factors, including the sentimental value it has to you and your family.
In many cases, you'll encounter antique Singers that were separated from their original cabinets. On some of the older models, which might have the brand name painted onto the finish of the machine, the lettering might be too scratched or faded to read. Can you tell me why it wouldn't be one of the questionnaire model numbers, and which location it was in fact made? Check a published serial number list to find the date of manufacture for your Singer sewing machine. Those manufactured in Kilbowie were modeled given the model number 221 K and those manufactured in St. How To Date Your Singer Sewing Machine Ok, now to the meat and potatoes of this article.
Serial number and model number are necessary to start the process. In fact, the quality of these early machines is so good that there are still many Singer treadle sewing machines in use today. Each one, regardless of its commonness or rarity, held a valued place in a home of yesteryear. Chrome was in such high demand during the wars that they began to make the chrome parts, including the face plate, presser foot, bobbins, chrome thumbscrew and some attachments, out of black metal. Best Answer My Great Grandma left my Dad one because he was an only child.