You can use the lists for private use. It was a wonderful little machine, coping with all my sewing requirements, from children's and adults' clothes to curtains for some 15 years, till I acquired a machine with embroidery stitches. Manufacture dates for machines surveyed were provided by the Singer company. Finally, its sleekness, elegance, and mechanical simplicity appeals to the design sense of women and men who appreciate the beauty of color, line, and texture in their quilts. Barbara A magical tale for all ages. What model do I have? Ryobi Corporation This was several years after the Elizabethport factory located in Elizabeth, New Jersey closed down on 1 December 1982. I felt accomplished instructor was well prepared.
The early tension adjustment and throat plate are un-numbered, while the later tension adjustment is numbered and black rather than chrome. A Featherweight 221 is a 221 is a 221; the suffix does not change or alter the model classification. If you have one and would like to know the date that it was manufactured just out of curiosity or if you are trying to fix the machine, you can do so with the serial number. Original case, foot controller, and attachments no box for the attachments. You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us via the.
After the last Slant-needle, Singer Model 503A, sewing machine was manufactured in 1963 the Anderson plant stayed open for many years afterwards with 3 manufacturing lines: Sewing Machines, Floor-care products vacuum cleaners and Power Tools. These letter are before the serial numbers. Since your example is for 1981, I will guess the latter. Here are some of the most common issues and how to address them. Singer Featherweight sewing machines were made by the company from 1933 to 1964. It's probably the above system that the 0800 number uses to so-accurately date machines and why they are sometimes multiples of ten years wrong as the 1 in the second example could be 1951, 61, 71, 81 or 91.
I ended up using almost all of the parts included in this kit, and it's cheaper to buy them all together than separately. The predominant finish on the 221 is a shiny black. Singer says these are 246K's. Assuming each one averages 20,000 there were over 2,500,000 Featherweights made. Even during the years of its manufacture it was sometimes ignored by the sewing public, as looking too much like a toy, and being too expensive for depression-era and wartime pocketbooks. Maybe the explanation you were given by Singer predates 1933 or is for machines made later than the 1960's.
Dating Your Featherweight Sewing Machine: Featherweight sewing machines were produced from 1933 to 1968, and approximately 3-3. This is because 221, 221K and 222K machines were assembled in Canada. Singer says this is a 15K. You must have the serial number, of course. I am using the word factory to describe a location where machines were either built or assembled. Hi there I have a singer machine in a cabinet with the bracket for the knee press manuals dated 1934 and it works fine. Singer says these are 185K's.
Serial numbers are stamped on the underside of the machine, and consist of two letters, followed by six digits e. Also, are the numbers sequential? Mostly all owners reported they have the Instruction manual with the 153 revised date, January 1953. It was inevitable that antique-sewing-machine collectors would eventually discover the Singer 221, and we hope that, like us, you will cherish these machines and keep them from collecting dust in attics and basements. Dissabtes, d'11 a 14'30h i de 15 a 18h. The second example is A1061C027 the A indicates Anderson, South Carolina the 1 indicates 1981 the 061 indicates the day of the year march 2 the C indicates the assembly line the 027 indicates the 27th machine that day. One of these has a Golden Gate Expo medallion. Singer says these are a 133K and a 195K.
Compare it with the date of the next serial number batch. The 99k denotes model 99 made in K for Kilbowie and the serial number Y6307577 gives us the year of manufacture as 1928. The featherweight, although constructed of aluminum and thus very lightweight, runs smoothly and quietly due to its well-balanced rotary-hook mechanism. Once you get your bobbin tension set, you can simply adjust the tension on the top thread to get a perfect stitch. Singer was no help at all.
While many existing machines were well-loved and thus well-used, Featherweights are by no means rare. In addition, a large collection of reference materials was also used. Go to the Singer-Featherweight date page. I bought mine from a local shop where I was able to examine it closely and test it out. Quilt tops are pieced together from small scraps of fabric using quarter-inch seam allowances. I am also keeping records of serial numbers for other model numbers.
It's not easy to tell which way the washer should go without testing it out, but if your is the wrong way around, you'll know because your needle will continue to go up and down when you wind a bobbin. The explanation tells us that: the S was the particular assembly line on which the machine was put together the 8 indicates 1981 the 247 indicates the day of the year Sept 4 the 053 indicates that it was the 53rd machine built that day. Thank you for supporting me! The most likely answer is that the larger number was the total number of machines produced by Singers when they only had a few factories and could keep up with, and control, the production output from Britain and America. Consequently, you may have to try to use the model and serial numbers as you go through the process of dating the machine. Advertisements in quilters' magazines bring higher prices.
Thanks for th e research you have done. View the date in which the serial number batch was released by the company. Featherweights having serial numbers that begin with the prefix letter 'A' were made in Elizabethport, New Jersey, whereas those that begin with the prefix letter 'E' were manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland. If the latter 2 of the 3 possibilities, then the two letter prefix can be used to reference the approximate date estimation based on the serial number sequences. Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website. Cases for the white machine are white with a green stripe. Thus the 222K is clearly made in Scotland.