Dating singer sewing machine cabinets
Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors.
He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide.
Two Digit Dating System for Black Singer Featherweights Copyright @2007-2009 class221 Example: 221__AD 884639 Ignore the last 4 digits; then lookup 221__ AD 88……3/18/1935.
When a new production run began for a particular model, several thousand serial numbers were reserved for each model. 09/23/35 *****transitional production run 221__ AE 05-06 ….. 06/11/37 *****transitional production run 221__ AE 77-79 ….. 05/24/38 *****transitional production run 221__ AF 07-09 ….. For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff. The castings were marked with the serial number right in the earliest stage of manufacture.The machines were miles from completion, packing and delivery. They all effect the purchase/receipt date All Singers up until 1900 have no letter prefix and came from several factories around the world.
Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website.