Singer dating serial number
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.
I hope you like them, especially the one showing nine Singer featherweights together.I have tried to make it easier for you to find out the year your Featherweight was made by going through the serial number records published by Singer and pulling out all of the Featherweight data and createed the list below of just Featherweight data.The list starts with the USA made 221, then the UK made 221K, and finally the UK made 222K.I have never seen so many featherweights in one photo.They are all in near perfect condition and have been tested with a sewn sample under the foot. This one below is the Singer 221K model and comes with needle packs showing the price tag of 7 1/2d, it even has an older packet of machine needles, next to it.Singer sewing machines date to 1851 when Isaac Merritt Singer started a sewing machine company.
Singer was convinced he could design a better sewing machine than the available models of that time.
They introduced a new model, the Family Rotary, or FR, which was a very well designed and strong machine, in the late 1890's and manufactured this design, with some variations, up until WW II.
Unfortunately, there is nowhere near as much information on the White Company as on Singer.
White took over the Domestic and King sewing machine companies and eventually became White Consolidated Industries. There is one serious consideration as to the VS machines... The shuttle has a post in it, and the bobbin has a hollow core.
They ceased manufacturing in the United States sometime after WWII, probably the late 60's or early 70's. The bobbin is loaded into the shuttle by sliding onto the post.
It was only last week that I had the urge to dig around the warehouse and pull out some of the beautiful old machines dating from about 1920.