Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century. 02/27/56 *****transitional production run 221__ AM 65-70 ….. 12/24/47 *****limited production run (500 units) 221K_ EE 458-459 …
There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.
The most likely answer is that the larger number was the total number of machines produced by Singers when they only had a few factories and could keep up with and control the production output from Britain and America.
Here you can look up your serial number and find out when your Singer Sewing Machine was made as well as what model you have.
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.
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It has two letters followed by a series of six numbers.
Using the serial number you can use the charts below to find the date when your machine was given a batch assignment at the factory.