Dating featherweight singers

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Everything and Anything you wanted to know about the Singer Featherweight Machine. Then was give to her and has now been pasted down to my mother, who has finally given it to me but I would like some more information on it can you please help me. The serial is JA 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.

I brought it to Australia, where I recently had it serviced and hope to sell it to a quilter. I shall be sad to see it go, but it should be made use of. However, the emblem is a regular one and not the special Centennial emblem. Any insight on why it wouldn't have the Centennial emblem? I would be interested if you or anyone else has more info on this. Also, are the s sequential? If so, does that make mine likely to be the 94th one made during that batch and most likely made on the first day? Or was production simply started on that day Thu. April 22, and it took a few Dating featherweight singers for the first finished machines to start flowing steadily off of the assembly line because of an initial start-up period.

Hi there I have a singer machine in a cabinet with the bracket for the knee press manuals dated Dating featherweight singers it works fine. I am not sure on making sure that the booklet is a replacement one which may not be the date of the machine I did not see any of these s listed. I would appreciate any type of help on this thanks. Since mine falls between, can you help me date this one?

Thanks - Carol. Post a Comment. Tuesday, June 25, Date Your Featherweight. That you can call the Singer company and get the birthdate of your machine. You must have the serialof course. Little Giant? The following list is for all Singer "factories". I am using the word factory to describe a location where machines were either built or assembled. Just before the Russian Revolution, Singer built a vast plant in Russia but after the dust settled it was taken over by the Bolsheviks.

Whether it was given a deating letter I do not know. The original showroom still stands in Moscow. It is now a bookstore. There were four different models of the featherweight theK4, K5,and K7. It sounds like you have a model K4. That is the only model of FW that Singer made with the switch on the light housing, all the others have the switch on the bed of the machine.

Another check you can make to determine which model you have is to check the model of the motor see the plate mounted on the motor. Each of the four models of the featherweights were originally furnished with a different motor. All that means is that it shouldn't interfere with radio or T. Sorry I don't have any definitive information about which colors each of the models was painted.

The factory deation, if it was not made in the USA, followed the model. Thus the K is clearly made in Scotland. The serial is more confusing. I have in front of me as I write a Singer explanation of serial s. For American machines it gives two examples.

The first is S The explanation Dating featherweight singers us that: the S was the particular assembly line on which the machine was put together the 8 indicates the indicates the day of the year Sept 4 the indicates that it was the 53rd machine built that day. The second example is AC the A indicates Anderson, South Carolina the 1 indicates the indicates the day of the year March 2 the C indicates the assembly line the indicates the 27th machine that day.

There are other examples for the plants in Scotland and in Germany. It's probably the above system that the uses to so-accurately date machines and why they are sometimes multiples of ten years wrong as the 1 in the second example could be61, 71, 81 or Presumably, models seldom lasted more than a decade in the unchanged form so this wouldn't be too much of a problem. So am I. A good example to disprove your explanation would be AK and AL both of which I own, by the Dating featherweight singers, and I can tell you they are identical, not built years apart.

You can see that Singer obviously used a standard progression in asing s. Maybe the explanation you were given by Singer predates or is for machines made later than the 's. Since your example is forI will guess the latter. Also, I haven't heard of Singer giving out what appear to be bad build dates on their machines. They do frequently, however, insist that certain machines are different model s than what they obviously are.

The data we get from Singer in New Jersey is more frequently incorrect for the British machines than with the American. And there are many serial s, mostly the more recent FW's, that Singer is unable to give any estimate of build date on. The source is a book published by Singer in for its reps and dealers and is a photographic record "to provide an easy means of identification of sewing machines sold in the UK from to " Each model is photographed and with a caption giving dates of manufacture and other details.

Black machines produced in Britain from to when entire K production went over to the pale tourquoise. This ended inK Black only. Made from to So there we have it. No white or mint green. Obviously in '55 the Black K was discontinued and the plant used for Ks with only Pale T Ks surviving the model change. Would appreciate you letting me know its DOB. Singer was no help at all. I have written to them from ISMACS requesting this dating information and, if it comes they're a funny lot at Singer nowadays it will be interesting to see if there is any info on the K models.

When they reached EAthey went onto EB 1. I,O,U and W were not used with the Dating featherweight singers prefix. to '35 they used a single letter but not in alphabetical order -- or anything like it. Like Suzy I am rather suspicious about the Singer dates and also about the 25, daily production -- that's over 7 million a year. I have a lot of Singer records from the Scotish factory and much of it is contradictory. According to Singer UK it is not possible to date machines to the day until after when a code was used within the serial.

It could well be that batches of s were allocated to various factories on a given day and this is the birthday we get and used until exhausted when a new batch would be allocated. I have asked Singer USA to explain its system of dating machines but so far it has failed to respond to my letters.

The situation with Becky's two machines is even odder. Singer tell her that her 66 was made in when my information says that the model was discontinued in As for her second machine, the No 2, the situation gets into farce. The Singer No 2 was a giant industrial machine with a one-and-a-half-inch-wide flat belt, a machine that no lady and very few men could lift off the ground with ease. Both the records held by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and my own believe that is the date for the machine from the SN you give. I'm going to guess that the base of the machine is shaped like the back of a fiddle and, if so, it's a Singer New Family, not a No 2.

Singer says this is a Model 2-Vibrating Shuttle, part of the seriesmfg'd. Singer says this is also a Model 2-Vibrating Shuttle, part of the seriesmfg'd. Singer says this is amfg'd July 8, -one of the models made betweenthethey say, was mfg'd between Does this agree with or contradict the information other FWF Dating featherweight singers have?

Does anyone have any extra parts,accessories for these machines? Any guesses as to their value? I am wondering if they are worth insuring. Note, I do not have a case for the I hope this helps. Millie Lengths: FW 66 99 body 10 15 12 14 bed 15 18 16 16 case 13 20 17?

Time for another Featherweight Survey update! Dating featherweight singers you would like to add your machine s to the database please e-mail me at santilla umd5. The survey has been ongoing since October 15,which is an average of more than 2 surveys submitted per day. This is the breakdown: people have 1 machine. This includes 29 freearm model 's. Below are the known ranges of all the "birthdates". If you know any serial s that can help make this more accurate please let me know.

I am also keeping records of serial s for other model s. Since machines didn't leave the plant in the order of their serial s in fact, not even close! One of these has a Golden Gate Expo medallion. One of these has a satin finish. Stitch length indicator changed to new style during this run. Three of these have a matte finish. Involvement with a federal munitions contract kept machine production minimized. Singer dealers couldn't get FW's, so had waiting lists. Faceplate changed to striated around this time.

Case changed from lift out style to shelf on left around this run.

Four have Anniversary medallion. One of these was originally sold in Brazil. Around this run seam allowance gauge was added.

Dating featherweight singers

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