Dating old sewing machine

Serial numbers for the years 1851 to 1870 are not available.

Singer Sewing Machines were first manufactured in 1851.

The manufacture dating provided here is reproduced from the original Company register numberlog books.

For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff. The castings were marked with the serial number right in the earliest stage of manufacture.

The machines were miles from completion, packing and delivery. They all effect the purchase/receipt date All Singers up until 1900 have no letter prefix and came from several factories around the world.

It needed a good soaking in kerosine after I bought it about 12 years ago, but it continues to give good service in my workshop/garage.

The manufacture dating provided here on our Web site is reproduced from the original Company register number log books.

When threading the needle it had to be threaded from left to right.

The machine in the image had a small type stitch length, later varieties had the stitch length lever protruding out from a large round numbered disc.

Later versions 99K31 had a stitch length up-down lever with reverse stitch and numbered tension dial - Year 1955 The Singer 15K is always recognised by its tension unit being on the left face of the machine.

Its bobbin had to be inserted into a bobbin case, then the case was inserted into the machine vertically to the left of the needle.

Knowing more about your vintage sewing machine can help you make the most of this addition to your home.

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