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    Senior Member Rosie the "Ripper"'s Avatar
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    Just got my FW that I purchased on e-bay and would like to know a little about it. It came from someone in Canada and it is a beauty! Runs great. Original case. Lots of extra feet. Threads and bobbins. Needles. Original instruction book. Ripper. Tweezers. Much more.

    It is a Singer 221-1
    Number on bottom is EF154671
    SS - Au61-11-7 on top plate

    Any help in identifying history would be great. I know this is the right place to ask for "answers".

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    Rosie the ripper

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    According to the Singer Identification Site. Your machine was produced on May 23, 1949. It is aa 221-K. One of 10,000 made. Factory Name: Kilbowie
    Clydebank Scotland

    Hope this helps.

    Jean

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    I believe it is a 1949 model.

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    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_2letter.html
    This link will give you this info 5-23-1949 one of 10,000
    221K

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    congrats on your FW!

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    congrats!

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    Enjoy your new toy!

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    Would you please tell me what site you are using? I couldn't find that much info when I looked up mine.

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    Yay!!! Now you're an official member of our Featherweight "club" !!!!!!!!!! :D:D
    Have fun!!

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    Senior Member Rosie the "Ripper"'s Avatar
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    Thanks for the info and the web site. Now I can tell my DH what is so special about this machine. He is very supportive of my quilting interest but didn't understand why I needed another sewing machine. He raises registered angus and I support him in his interest. I asked him why he needs another cow. He gave me a puzzled look and had no answer. Guess we are even! Have to admit - he never complains about what buy. I am very lucky!

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    Congratulations! Hope we see a picture of her soon!

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    You can go to the Singer Sewing Machine site and they have all the information by serial number for most of the Singers ever made. Just Google Singer Sewing Machine Serial Numbers, and it will pop right up. You look up by no letter, single letter or double letter. Not all of the very early information is right, however, after 1920 it seems to be very accurate.

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