Here is a link to Singers new site...I put in my serial number and they sent my by email a cert. of the year my Singer 66 was born. 1910 http://mysingerstory.com/
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I put in my info for the certificate; and the date came up as 1950. I remember when I got my Featherweight a few years back and looked up the serial number for the date; it said 1948. Has anyone else found conflicting dates for theirs?
Very interesting site! Things are not matching up though for me to figure out the date my machine was manufactured. I have a 15-91. When I bought it, the seller indicated it was made in 1951.
According to the link posted by the OP, when I put in my serial #, I am told my machine was made in 1904. Hmmm - way off the date given to me by the seller. So I go to the Singer website. Again, info isn't matching up. My serial # looks to be J0851326 (pictures posted below). Could be JO - but when looking at the serial number charts where 2 letters are used as the prefix - there is only JA through JE (JA - 1924; JB - 1936; JC - 1948; JD - 1951; JE - 1961). Doesn't look like a JD to me (that would match the year I was told the machine was made). If looking at the list for only a single letters as a prefix - still not a match (J1 to J885.839 - 1904; J885.840 - J1.905.204 - 1905).
Am I supposed to ignore the 0 when looking at the serial number? So that it would be J 851.326 (going by the numbering style given in the list with just a 1 letter prefix)? Am I looking at the right thing even, or is there a number on the machine elsewhere?
Also, the machine was made in Canada. Tried googling all of this - but everything leads to these same sites for identifying older singer sewing machines by their serial number.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
Could it be a "JC" or a "JG"? in the first two letters and not a "0" at all? I sent my serial numbers into the new Singer place and got back some info I don't trust, so I'm still looking. Believe I'll try ISMACS.net. You might want to, also.
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I think you have a 1948, because it looks like a "JC" to me.
The badge on the front of the machine. Does it have a blue ring with the dates 1851-1951? That would indicate a Centennial machine. If it's a black ring, or just solid brass, it lends to the 1948 date.
Definately not a 1904 machine, they didn't have the 15-91 then.
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Last edited by DawnFurlong; 01-29-2012 at 05:11 AM.
Shirley in Arizona
I have a similar model to yours. Mine is a 15-90 and the model number starts with JC and was made in Canada in 1948..