Singer sewing machine dating by serial number
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.
If you do not find your machine serial number listed in the charts, then further in the text below will be more references and info.
There is a long propounded myth that the Singer Company can pinpoint the very day of manufacture of its machines. The date given as a "birthdate" is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.
These tables are taken from Singer publications; they show the dates for a particular range of serial numbers for the given plants.
Whether you have inherited an old sewing machine or picked one up at the local thrift shop, you may be curious about its value.
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.
First, know that a sewing machine is considered an antique if it was crafted more than 100 years ago.
There is no reference charts available to tell us the exact model number from it's serial number.
However hopefully this page will help identify your sewing machine model number in conjunction with the other details we have available relating to sewing machine serial numbers..!
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