First, I will show you where to find the serial number and enter it into a database to find the year it was issued. My mom, who's 92 and still going strong, bought it the year my brother was born and now it's come to roost in my home. He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide. 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! Explore over hundred materials with your very own fabric swatch pack, perfect to work with your Singer. These letter are before the serial numbers. Review to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon. Any tips for beginners ish - used to be okay but haven't done much since I left school on a hand crank would be greatly appreciated.
Than you will look line by line, each line has 2 number in the case of this machine it's 1 and 50,000. She The Singer is in great condition considering she was used as a kitchen counter for her latter years until the attic claimed her dotage. All Singer sewing machines up until 1900 have no letter prefix, and came from all around the world. Electric motors and bolt-on lights were introduced to the machines in 1921, and the treadle tables gradually faded away to chunky box bottoms in the 1930s. If you don't have a complete serial number: Here are some other identifying methods: If you have part of the number you can check the year of your machine on the , just follow directions depending on whether your machine has a 2, 1 or 0 letter prefix.
The Singer 201K was cast iron in Black with a round neck body, also made with an Aluminium body which had a square neck. This enthusiastic approach to women continued into his private life, where he had a total of 24 children! Ivanovic - Beograd, Serbia Nova, I have already passed your site on to a friend with a Featherweight and she has bookmarked you. I zoomed in on the picture and I see the zipper foot. The story behind this machine is that it belonged to a very old German lady that did not use the machine very often. All major parts should be present, and the machine should function well.
Pre-1860 the Singer Model 1 and Singer Model 2 were large and primitive looking. You can still follow my guide on how to clean your machine if it helps you get your girl up and running again, I wish you many years of happiness together Ann x Hi, i looked at your websites and i cannot find out exactly when the singer that i have was made. Singer 211G model 211 made in Germany Singer 211U model 211 made in Japan. . You can contact Singer directly at their consumer affairs department 1-800-4-Singer if you have a question concerning dual serial numbers, or if you have only a partial model or serial number visible. Singer was convinced he could design a better sewing machine than the available models of that time.
So my girl was made in Clydebank, not far from Glasgow. The Singer 15K was manufactured over many years from 1910 - 1964, then reproduced again in 1982 called the Singer 15N. Singer has a reputation for creating innovative machines and were the first to ever introduce electric, zigzag and electronic machines which were targeted to the home sewing market. Still in existence as of 2010, the Singer Sewing Machine Company itself is a useful resource for information about your machines. Can you tell me why it wouldn't be one of the questionnaire model numbers, and which location it was in fact made? Get a piece of aluminum foil crumple it up in to a little ball, a small bowl of water and then dip the foil in to the water.
Thank you very much Ann for the page, mine was my grandmothers and has been sat at my parents until I had a big enough place for my sewing so I am now cleaning her up as per your link in a post above and familiarising myself with all the bits and bobs, I too struggled with identifying the model until I found this page. It has a littel box built in to the cover full of different feet - even a button holer. Loved every minute of this information packed class! There is no reference charts available to tell us the exact model number from it's serial number. 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. All decals are present and undamaged.
I found it in an old abandoned house. The serial number 5381418, no letters. The castings were marked with the serial number during manufacture. Of course, once you get your old lady working again you'll be giving her a new name and identity and I hope she is with you for many years to come. Now clearing out so thought I would age it with help of this site. The Singer company eventually managed their production from all their factories to match up with the serial number flow.
When I checked her out I plugged her in she ran at high speed without having to touch the peddle. Also can you give me a value on it? Both sites offer date of manufacture lists by serial number and model number. Past Sales Values Current sales values can give you a clue about value, but sellers can ask anything they want for a machine. Hi Diana, Yes, November 1951 by the looks of things, and she's a 15K which is the same as mine. I hope you wont mind if I occasionally 'pick your brain' if I can't find the information I need when searching. 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.
Typically, the serial number can be found on the lower backside or the underside of the machine. Local Antique Stores Perhaps one of the best ways to estimate your machine's value is to consult a local antique store. You are lucky to have her in good condition and lots of little attachments, very exciting. Also the one that is in my house looks to be in pristine condition and it has a box full of interchangeable feet for the machine. The letter suffix after the model number denotes where the machine was manufactured For example , Singer model 99k serial number Y6307577. I have given all the relevant links - remember I am no expert in this, but I struggled to find decent information and I am just trying to make it a bit easier for you. With the thousands of styles and designs that were made, it could require some effort to date your Singer sewing machines to the exact year of production.
Mine is also a 15K from 1910, made in Clydebank, F7776862. Slaten - A good look at values of various machines if your interest goes beyond Singers. It was manufactured between 1907 to 1920 the early machines were only Black and Gold with no colour. I've just come across a receipt for my grans treadle machine, checked the sites you recommend and I can see it was made in Scotland in 1922. Does It Have Historical Value? I used the links that I've given above to find the information, it might take a wee minute to scroll through but all the info is there. She is also a 15k model with the same decal as yours, although a bit younger 1930 Her number is Y7855285, so she's not that unique either 200,000 models made She's made it a bit further on her travels than yours and lives with me in a little alpine town in France called Morzine.