Dating a featherweight sewing machine

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.The company cleverly managed their production from all factories to coincide with the serial number flow.

Singer kept records for their production runs, and you can go to their website to find out when the serial number for your Featherweight was assigned by matching up the serial number on your machine with the corresponding year on their chart.Heaven forbid should you ever break the needle and loose a bit of it inside a modern machine, or have the bobbin winding mechanism seize up.All in all, modern sewing machines have become far too complicated for their own good.In Great Britain a white Featherweight was sold, which was made in Scotland.Some "mint green" machines are also rumored to have been made, but opinions vary over whether this was really a green machine or merely a white one with a green tinge to the paint.