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NB Registry and Original purchase receipts confirm these serial numbers. This was also the last year of manufacturing for the Singer and Featherweights in the United States. Look for the model number of your machine if you are unable to locate the serial number or it is unreadable.
The new Singer slant-needle straight stitch sewing machine is now being manufactured and sold in the United States. The most accurate " Year of Issue" you will ever see! The Singer model numbers are usually located on the hand-wheel side of the machine, on the front panel or in the case of some of the earliest machines, there might be no model number, but there should still be a serial number.
OK you have to oil them occasionally, but at least you can get at the bobbin mechanism to remove the fluff, unlike modern machines which are assembled in such a way as to make it impossible to ever get them apart again.
Heaven forbid should you ever break the needle and loose a bit of it inside a modern machine, or have the bobbin winding mechanism seize up.
Other information may include original purchase receipts, instruction manual copyright date and revised dates, pictures, other owner information.
In addition, a large collection of reference materials was also used.
The Singer Manufacturing Company opened the Anderson, South Carolina plant to specifically manufacture the new Slant-needle model sewing machines.
The tables are divided into these three categories: A - Podolsk, Russia B - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA C - Wittenberge, (Prussia) Germany D - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA E - Podolsk, Russia F - Clydebank, Scotland G - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA H - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA J - Clydebank, Scotland K - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA L - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA M - Clydebank, Scotland N - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA P - Clydebank, Scotland R - Clydebank, Scotland S - Clydebank, Scotland S*- Podolsk, Russia (*100 "S" machines made in Podolsk) T - Podolsk, Russia V - Clydebank, Scotland W - Bridgeport, Connecticut USA X - Clydebank, Scotland Y - Clydebank, Scotland AA to AT - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA BA to BY - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA CA to CY - Bogota, Colombia DA to DY - Karachi, Pakistan EA to EY - Clydebank, Scotland FA to FY - Clydebank, Scotland GA to GY - Clydebank, Scotland HA to HY - Istanbul, Turkey JA to JE - St.
For most owners of any Slant-needle model this will be incorrect.
Singer sewing machines can be dated by using either the model number or serial number, although you may be able to better pinpoint an exact year of manufacture using the serial number.
Use the larger number if there appears to be two different serial numbers on your machine.