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I'm really stuck here folks :-(

Old 04-17-2019, 06:53 AM
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Default I'm really stuck here folks :-(

First and foremost, hello from Thunder Bay Ontario. I'm a new member here :-)

My wife and I are just in the process of retiring and we are going to part with our Singer but for the life of me, I'm having such a hard time figuring this thing out.

I have a serial number of J0072593 and I can't seem to find *any* serial numbers in the database that begin with 00.

I guess my question is, "is there another database of serial numbers that I'm not aware of?

Anyhow, thanks in advance to anyone who sees this and can assist me.

Hope everyone has a great day :-)

Larry (aka Gorilla_Foot)
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:15 AM
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Could you send us pics of your machine and the serial #? they need to be besized to quite small

Welcome aboard. Always nice to see Canadians.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:37 AM
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Thanks for the speedy reply. Here are some pictures. Hopefully they are sized ok.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:56 AM
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It looks if you serial number is JC072593. If it is JC.... it could be from St. Johns, Newfoundland Canada. The rest of the serial number I don't know. Check this site. Scroll down near the bottom. https://sewalot.com/dating_singer_se...ial_number.htm
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:09 AM
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Larry,

I've read that when you have a serial number starting with 0 you should consider that to have a 1 in front of it. If you look at that number it matches a model 15K from a batch of 135,000 with dates from January to June 1905.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:19 AM
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several years ago, I downloaded the serial number pages from the Singer website: S/N's JA to JC were made in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada; JC specifically in 1948.
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:22 AM
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That machine is a late 15 with stitch length lever, so 1930s to 1950s. 1905 is out of the question. but it could be a JC number; 1948 to 1954, and the look of the treadle irons is spot on that date. Maye you can find a red herring here.
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Mickey too far off huh?
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:34 AM
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Wow.... I don't even know what else to say other than "Wow". What a great resource with an incredible helpful group of people. :-)

I was concerned that maybe I had something special with that 00 serial number so at least I can now sell with a bit of confidence that I'm not making a huge mistake.

Thanks so much for all your help folks.

This is my favourite picture of the machine.

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Old 04-17-2019, 12:53 PM
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BTW you are missing a presser foot and if you want to get rid of that masking tape. soak it in sewing machine oil for a while before you try to pull it up with your fingernails. Probably will take repeat tries. The pincushion around the body tens to leave pin rash under it. Scraped off decals and pin sized gouges in the finish.

It is a great group. Lots of experience here.
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