Singer featherweight dating
Maybe the explanation you were given by Singer predates 1933 or is for machines made later than the 1960's.
These two machines both have build dates of 8/11/52 (along with 10 other machines on the survey).
You can see that Singer obviously used a standard progression in assigning numbers.
The factory designation, if it was not made in the USA, followed the model number. There are other examples for the plants in Scotland and in Germany.
It's probably the above system that the 0800 number uses to so-accurately date machines and why they are sometimes multiples of ten years wrong as the 1 in the second example could be 1951, 61, 71, 81 or 91. ---------------------------- Date: Wed, -0500 From: [email protected]: Singer serial numbers Graham: After looking at the serial numbers of over 300 Featherweights that are on the database, I can guarantee you that there are no encrypted build dates in the serial numbers.
Another check you can make to determine which model you have is to check the model number 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. signals and there should be a three prong plug to insert into the wall outlet.