Dating a singer sewing machine
Since the feed dogs cannot be lowered, it is necessary to cover them up with plastic or cardboard in order to machine quilt.
Some Singer attachments, such as the buttonholer, come with a feed dog cover that can also be used for machine quilting.
After 1900, the machine serial numbers have a single or two-letter prefix.
The tables are divided into these three categories: A - Podolsk, Russia B - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA C - Wittenberge, (Prussia) Germany D - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA E - Podolsk, Russia F - Clydebank, Scotland G - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA H - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA J - Clydebank, Scotland K - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA L - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA M - Clydebank, Scotland N - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA P - Clydebank, Scotland R - Clydebank, Scotland S - Clydebank, Scotland S*- Podolsk, Russia (*100 "S" machines made in Podolsk) T - Podolsk, Russia V - Clydebank, Scotland W - Bridgeport, Connecticut USA X - Clydebank, Scotland Y - Clydebank, Scotland AA to AT - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA BA to BY - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA CA to CY - Bogota, Colombia DA to DY - Karachi, Pakistan EA to EY - Clydebank, Scotland FA to FY - Clydebank, Scotland GA to GY - Clydebank, Scotland HA to HY - Istanbul, Turkey JA to JE - St.
Singer Sewing Machines were first manufactured in 1851.
The manufacture dating provided here on our Web site is reproduced from the original Company register number log books.
A great many of them were made and are still available through used sewing machine dealers, from individuals, at garage and estate sales, by mail order, and through sellers on online services and the internet.
Having said that, many quilters on the internet report that they successfully machine quilt using their Featherweights.
Some "mint green" machines are also rumored to have been made, but opinions vary over whether this was really a green machine or merely a white one with a green tinge to the paint.
Larry Oliver, a Featherweight collector on Compuserve, wrote to me: "I have seen a tan machine and a mint green machine (definitely NOT white). The rarest variant I have seen belonged to an old fellow who owned a Singer store in a small town for 50 years.
J'ai visit plusieurs sites et j'ai pu dater la machine partir de ce numro de srie. Sachez d'abord qu'avant 1900 , le numro de srie ne comportait pas de lettre.
J'ai pu dterminer qu'elle avait t fabrique en 1910 l'usine de Elizabeth, New Jersey USA. Si c'est le cas de votre machine, elle a plus de valeur que la mienne.