Is this a Singer model 30?

Old 05-17-2020, 05:45 PM
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https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/92995238 The serial is AD14599, and on ISMACS it shows that as a 30, from Feb 1930. But it has a potted motor, and did they really ever make industrial machines with potted motors?

I just started learning how to identify Singer models "from crappy Craigslist photos" and I've hit a brick wall on this one. Here's the blog with the ID lessons: http://vssmb.blogspot.com/2011/07/vi...g-singers.html
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https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/92995238 The serial is AD14599, and on ISMACS it shows that as a 30, from Feb 1930. But it has a potted motor, and did they really ever make industrial machines with potted motors?
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It is a 101. The square needle plate, potted motor and stitch length disc on bed are the identifying features. They don't have a picture of the serial number. Even if there was, they are sometimes hard to read. If you look at the AD numbers, you will note that there are 6 number digits. If the first three digits are correct, that would put it in the 10000 that were allocated June 3, 1930.

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It is a 101. The square needle plate, potted motor and stitch length disc on bed are the identifying features. They don't have a picture of the serial number. Even if there was, they are sometimes hard to read. If you look at the AD numbers, you will note that there are 6 number digits. If the first three digits are correct, that would put it in the 10000 that were allocated June 3, 1930.

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I asked them to send me a picture of the serial number, and I thought it was correct, but I looked more closely and there is a final 0!!! It isn't on a plate on the front, it's welded on the bottom.

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I thought so. x2 I knew the serial number was in a different place but didn't remember where.

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Industrial motors are about the size of a garbage disposal.
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Domestic and industrial motors.
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