Singer didnt put the model numbers on their domestic machines before the early 1950s, hence the need for this chart. That will be the Model 221, commonly known as the Featherweight. (NOTE Chart information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.).
Featherweight 221 serial numbers, dating a singer featherweight.. Vintage Singer FEATHERWEIGHT Sewing Machine - With Case.
From the cast iron treadle-operated machines before the advent of electricity, to the iron "modern" machines of the 1950's, many a seamstress has owned a Singer.
Identifying the production year of an antique sewing machine may be difficult for some brands, but not for Singer machines.
The following chart is provided to help you have a better idea of when your. This is a two page document with dating charts showing the.
How To Disassemble the Singer Featherweight 221 222 Sewing Machine.
Check out the post above and follow all the tips and links I have put up here (thats all I do anyway) The instructions above are for domestic, pre-electric models, and the most important thing you need is the serial number, but even if you don't have it there is another website linked above that can help.
If there is anything else you'd like to know or I can maybe help you with, just let me know in the comments, I always try my best to answer your questions.
12/11/2013 - I love sharing everything I have learned about vintage singer machines with all you readers out there in Blogland.
Right, let's get started: You will find your serial number embossed onto the metal body of your machine.
It looks like a little plate but it is in fact straight onto the body and can't be removed easily.
If you are trying to identify a year and model for your treadle or handcrank singer sewing machine, let me tell you how I identified my girl.