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    I have a Singer 99- and the serial no. is AMO57452. I can find the date and where it was created, but I have seen 99K but no 99-. Any info will be appreciated. It has the tan and brown case.

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    I dont know the answer, but if you pop in to the Vintage Machine Shop thread and post there, someone is bound to be able to give you some details!

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    I just tried to look at the Singer site and every time I clicked on "two letter prefix" it kept sending me to the page that tells you where to look. I think the site is having problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I have a Singer 99- and the serial no. is AMO57452. I can find the date and where it was created, but I have seen 99K but no 99-. Any info will be appreciated. It has the tan and brown case.
    You have a 99 that 25,000 of them were allotted on April 18 1955. Yours is at the tail end of the run so it could have been somewhere in August when it was really made. It will use the class 66 bobbins (use the metal ones in this machine) and the 15x1 needles. Basically you have a really sought after machine that will do just about any kind of work that you put in front of it and you can always turn it into a handcrank if it is a portable. They are really neat to use like that and I have one I just love!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I have a Singer 99- and the serial no. is AMO57452. I can find the date and where it was created, but I have seen 99K but no 99-. Any info will be appreciated. It has the tan and brown case.
    You have a 99 that 25,000 of them were allotted on April 18 1955. Yours is at the tail end of the run so it could have been somewhere in August when it was really made. It will use the class 66 bobbins (use the metal ones in this machine) and the 15x1 needles. Basically you have a really sought after machine that will do just about any kind of work that you put in front of it and you can always turn it into a handcrank if it is a portable. They are really neat to use like that and I have one I just love!

    Billy
    I have a hand crank version! I have to admit that I don't use it that often, but it gives me piece of mind that I would still be able to sew in the middle of a power outage. I would dearly love a treadle, but in 11 years here, I haven't seen ONE for sale - they seem to very few and far between. I do so wish I could pick up one the way some board members here do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I have a Singer 99- and the serial no. is AMO57452. I can find the date and where it was created, but I have seen 99K but no 99-. Any info will be appreciated. It has the tan and brown case.
    You have a 99 that 25,000 of them were allotted on April 18 1955. Yours is at the tail end of the run so it could have been somewhere in August when it was really made. It will use the class 66 bobbins (use the metal ones in this machine) and the 15x1 needles. Basically you have a really sought after machine that will do just about any kind of work that you put in front of it and you can always turn it into a handcrank if it is a portable. They are really neat to use like that and I have one I just love!

    Billy
    I have a hand crank version! I have to admit that I don't use it that often, but it gives me piece of mind that I would still be able to sew in the middle of a power outage. I would dearly love a treadle, but in 11 years here, I haven't seen ONE for sale - they seem to very few and far between. I do so wish I could pick up one the way some board members here do.
    Thank you so much for the great info. I paid $40 for it and I will be taking it to the shop for a little TLC. It needs the face plate and bobbin case and a good cleaning. Otherwise in great shape. Thanks again
    Frankie

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    If you go to singers web site you can either call or email them w/the model # and they'll tell you all about yours. I emailed them a couple of months about 4 machines that I had; the very next day they sent me an email w/all of the info along with where they were made. I'm going to do it again tonight. I just bought an old singer; model # close to yours it's a 66-16. I used to try and do web searches and would get different answers; this way it comes from Singer and I know it's right.

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    Great information thank you so much!
    Frankie

    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg
    If you go to singers web site you can either call or email them w/the model # and they'll tell you all about yours. I emailed them a couple of months about 4 machines that I had; the very next day they sent me an email w/all of the info along with where they were made. I'm going to do it again tonight. I just bought an old singer; model # close to yours it's a 66-16. I used to try and do web searches and would get different answers; this way it comes from Singer and I know it's right.

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    Anything you need to know about you Singer is right here......

    http://www.singerco.com/support/machine-serial-numbers

    Billy

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    Singer moved around their pages - what you need is now here:

    http://www.singerco.com/support/machineSerialNumbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Singer moved around their pages - what you need is now here:

    http://www.singerco.com/support/machineSerialNumbers
    Did you guys actually try to look up a number on this page? I keep getting a page that shows you where to look to find your serial #, but no chart of actual numbers.

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    LOL, I got the "new" link from a yahoo group, but I didn't try it out (I guess the person who supplied it to that group didn't try it out either). So where has Singer hidden this information now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    LOL, I got the "new" link from a yahoo group, but I didn't try it out (I guess the person who supplied it to that group didn't try it out either). So where has Singer hidden this information now?
    Looks like they haven't finished updating their site. They could have put an "under construction" sign or something! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I just used their "contact us" link to tell them about it. My experience in the past has been that all those links send email into the ether, but perhaps this one will work.

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    I'm glad it isn't just me! I was pulling my hair out last night and wishing I had printed the whole dang thing out when I had the chance! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kas
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Singer moved around their pages - what you need is now here:

    http://www.singerco.com/support/machineSerialNumbers
    Did you guys actually try to look up a number on this page? I keep getting a page that shows you where to look to find your serial #, but no chart of actual numbers.
    When you get this page, there are three categories of serial numbers listed. (no letter prefix, one letter prefix, two letter prefix) Click on the category of your machine. It will take you to a chart of numbers. You may need to go a level deeper - say, to click on your prefix, to find out about your machine.

    Correction - it did not work this morning. Usually it does. Wonder what they are doing at the singer website...

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    This is where I got my info, it's active. You might have to cut and paste this to your browser.
    http://www.singerco.com/support/mach...rsDoubleLetter

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    I got this info from a yahoo group. The Singer site is being updated, and eventually they say that the serial number information will be back and easily accessible. In the meantime, if you use the search box (upper right), enter "Serial #", you will get a list of topics that includes all the serial number pages that we used to be able to navigate to easily.

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    I was just on this site and all the information is here ready to look at
    http://www.singerco.com/support/mach...rsDoubleLetter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I was just on this site and all the information is here ready to look at
    http://www.singerco.com/support/mach...rsDoubleLetter
    This is just part of the info, the double letter serial numbers. There are also single letter serial numbers and no letter serial numbers.
    All will come up if you search for "Serial #"

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    I think the K means made in Kilbowie, Scottland.

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    Just in case, here's the link for all
    Vhttp://www.singerco.com/search/resul...umbers&x=0&y=0
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinabug
    I was just on this site and all the information is here ready to look at
    http://www.singerco.com/support/mach...rsDoubleLetter
    This is just part of the info, the double letter serial numbers. There are also single letter serial numbers and no letter serial numbers.
    All will come up if you search for "Serial #"

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    Does anyone know where the serial number is on the 301?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    Does anyone know where the serial number is on the 301?
    It is under the bobbin case section of the base. Flip it over. See the hole where you can see the bobbin case from underneith? Right there you will see some numbers stamped on a raised area. There ya go.

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    Thanks! I'll go check it out.

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