If your sewing machine, accessory, or ephemera has a name on it, this is the place to start. If we don't have a listing for the name, please use the search function to see if there is any mention of it on our site. The International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society is the premiere sewing machine collector's group. A quarterly magazine and access to our annual sewing machine auction are but two membership benefits. You will be greeted by the internet's finest people and your enquiries will be answered by leading experts. Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website. Here you can look up your serial number and find out when your Singer Sewing Machine was made as well as what model you have.
Very early Singers from the 's up until the start of prefix letters in had two serial numbers.
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There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers. 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. The lower number may be the total production run up until that number of that particular model range.
Singers have never manage to shed light on these two numbers especially as many have the last three digits the same! Note: when two serial numbers are on the machine use the larger of the serial numbers.
On pre Singer machines if there are two serial numbers, always use the higher, longer, larger, serial number of the two. Pre19th Century, Victorian Singer sewing machine serial numbers.
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After all Singers had a letter prefix before the serial number. The letter suffix after the model number denotes where the machine was manufactured.
For exampleSinger model 99k serial number Y The 99k denotes model 99 made in K for K ilbowie and the serial number Y gives us the year of manufacture as Singer manufacturing plants and letter s. Note: All the letters in BOLD below are letters that come after the model number, denoting place of manufacture.
For example Singer 15K- the K is for Kilbowie. British serial number only Please note these are only for the British Singers. This list below can give you an idea for 19th century Singer machines.
By the 20th century after all Singer machines had a letter before the serial number. Here are a few of the Singer factory letters around the world.
These letter are before the serial numbers.
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Look for the model number of your machine if you are unable to locate the serial number or it is unreadable. The Singer model numbers are usually located on the hand-wheel side of the machine, on the front panel or in the case of some of the earliest machines, there might be no model number, but there should still be a serial number.
Singer sewing machines can be dated by using either the model number or serial number, although you may be able to better pinpoint an exact year of manufacture using the serial number.
Use the larger number if there appears to be two different serial numbers on your machine.
Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website. Here you can look up your serial number and find out when your Singer Sewing Machine was made as well as what model you have. The Magic Sewing Machine by Alex Askaroff No1 New Release on Amazon. A tale for all ages. After all Singers had a letter prefix before the serial number. (The letter suffix after the model number denotes where the machine was manufactured). For example, Singer model 99k serial number YThe 99k denotes model 99 made in (K) for Kilbowie and the serial number Y gives .
You can contact Singer directly at their consumer affairs department Singer if you have a question concerning dual serial numbers, or if you have only a partial model or serial number visible.
They may be able to help determine the model number with the partial number and a physical description. Check a published serial number list to find the date of manufacture for your Singer sewing machine.
31 rows Home Singer Sewing Machine Company DatingSerial Number List. Dating Singer . Singer sewing machines date to 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. 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. Singer Sewing Machines were first manufactured in The manufacture dating provided here on our Web site is reproduced from the original Company register number log books. Because we have not been able to locate the log books, serial numbers for the years to are not available at this time. Serial numbers on Singer sewing machines manufactured prior to are numbers only.
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These tables are taken from Singer publications; they show the dates for a particular range of serial numbers for the given plants. ISMACS is an organization totally independent of all sewing-machine manufacturers, past or present and is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in these pages.