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Thread: How to determine age of Antique Singer Sewing Machines

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    I was reading a post on here and did some research online and found this about how to determine the age of antique Singer sewing machines

    http://www.sewalot.com/dating_singer...ial_number.htm

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    I have my grandma's and need to get it out and see what age it is?

    This will be interesting. Who else has antique Singer sewing machines.

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    I have one circa 1930's and one that would be deemed a classic.

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    Hi,

    That is awesome, did you know the year of it before?

    Karen

    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk
    I have one circa 1930's and one that would be deemed a classic.

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    Yes, the people we bought it from dated it. I got it at for 20 bucks. Cause they needed it out of the house. Even came with tons of goodies. Like the ruffler and a bias tape thing and a hemmer, it's pretty cool. The "classic" one was given to me by my Aunt, that machine now sits on that cabinet.

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    Thank You. I have an antique singer. Going to look at details later today.

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    Thank you. I have my grandmother's sewing machine with all the attachments and will be checking this out.

    Denise

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    The singer site is a lot easier to find your FW or old singer machines and dates. I have went in there several times to see and did some research, not a lot, and they offer the best.

    Thank you everyone for the new sites to check.

    Rita

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    That was fun! I have my grandmother's machine. It was built 1926 in Elizabeth, NJ. Thanks for posting that resource. I also have a 1950 Featherweight.

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    Be careful tho...my Singer 9W doesn't "follow the rules". I was so excited to think that according to the serial number on the machine, that it was made in 1879. It wasn't.

    The good folks at Needlebar.org got me straightened out on what I have. I have a beautiful 9W, made by Singer after they aquired the Wheeler & Wilson plant. The serial number on the machine is a W&W number and not a Singer number...my machine was made in 1912, which still excites me, especially after I saw Billy and one or two others mention that it's a sought after machine... :) (Not counting the fact that I just simply love the thing, no matter when or where she was made!)

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    I feel so sad that I don't have a Singer! But my stepfather retired from Singer (Elizabeth, NJ) in the late 60's and had worked for Singer for about 40 years I think....he was a tool and die maker so he may have had a hand in many of these machines!!! My Mom didn't sew so she didn't have one to leave me....darn! But glad you are all enjoying them! :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by judi_lynne
    I feel so sad that I don't have a Singer! But my stepfather retired from Singer (Elizabeth, NJ) in the late 60's and had worked for Singer for about 40 years I think....he was a tool and die maker so he may have had a hand in many of these machines!!! My Mom didn't sew so she didn't have one to leave me....darn! But glad you are all enjoying them! :P
    Well, he probably made this one--my grandmother's.
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    I rescued two antique Singer sewing macines from a basement in Bristol, Virginia this past weekend that were going to be given away to the man that was hired to clean out what was left in the house. A treadle model 31 that was manufactured in 1901 by the Singer Manufacturing Co. and the other one is the same model you have jumpin' judy which I don't know what that model is but the needle plate says the manufacturing date was 1910.
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    Nice machines everyone...loving looking at the pictures of the old ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewOK
    I rescued two antique Singer sewing macines from a basement in Bristol, Virginia this past weekend that were going to be given away to the man that was hired to clean out what was left in the house. A treadle model 31 that was manufactured in 1901 by the Singer Manufacturing Co. and the other one is the same model you have jumpin' judy which I don't know what that model is but the needle plate says the manufacturing date was 1910.
    My grandmother's was mad3e in 1928 and still works. I don't use it because I only have one of those long bobbins and I'm not sure how to wind it!! Instead I put lots of miles on my 1950 Featherweight.

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