If you need help downloading this printable, check out these helpful tips.In the early 1850s, Isaac Merritt Singer inventing the first really practical sewing machine of the times.Check to see how your machine is powered and choose the answer that best describes how your machine is powered.3. Check to see what drives the machine as it may be Belt-Driven or Gear-Driven.You have indicated that your machine is Electric Powered. Is there a RUBBER BELT that connects the motor to the Hand-Wheel? You have indicated that your machine HAS a Rubber Drive Belt.Over the following decades, Singer continued developing his improved sewing machine to include the following features: By 1863, the Singer Manufacturing Company held 22 patents and sold 20,000 sewing machines yearly.Within eight years, the yearly sales reached 180,000 sewing machines, which included their New Family machines released for sale in 1865.Although they are often found at garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales with very low price tags, there are several models of antique Singer sewing machines that are highly sought after by collectors.
I had no idea when it was manufactured or its model number.Now open the slide plate and look at the Bobbin Case.Locate the Bobbin Position Finger and note in which direction it is pointing.The dates given below are the days on which those batches were started, together with the number of machines in each consignment.The first Featherweights batched in 1933 begin with the two-letter prefix 'AD'.Featherweights having serial numbers that begin with the letter 'J' were mostly made at the St. Singer Featherweights made outside of the US were also given a suffix to their actual model number.