Dating antique sewing machines

The first Featherweights batched in 1933 begin with the two-letter prefix 'AD'.By checking when the next batch was started, it's possible to get a fairly accurate date of when any particular machine might have left the assembly line.Knowing the age and model number can be essential if you need new parts for your machine, and it is always nice to know anyway.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.

When threading the needle it had to be threaded from left to right.To date your Singer Featherweight, you will need to locate the serial number on the bottom of your machine.It has two letters followed by a series of six numbers.We often are asked for sewing machine parts to fit a Singer F1234567.the problem is this long number is the serial number and we need the machine model number to help with parts, feet, needles etc.There is a long propounded myth that the Singer Company can pinpoint the very day of manufacture of its machines. The date given as a "birthdate" is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.

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