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Later versions 99K31 had a stitch length up-down lever with reverse stitch and numbered tension dial - Year 1955 The Singer 15K is always recognised by its tension unit being on the left face of the machine.How to Identify an old machine without a serial number..?If your sewing machine does not have a model number, but has a serial number similar in location to the image above, use the images below to help identify the sewing machine model number.All in all, modern sewing machines have become far too complicated for their own good.Unless one is into elaborate embroidery, the need for a basic machine with a perfect lockstitch is all most seamstresses require, not the facility to produce lines of rather poor ‘swan’ motifs or the like. All the Singer sewing machines listed are low shank models.With modern all singing, all dancing machines, the manufacturers aim to talk us into agreeing to their eye-wateringly high price tags. Singer marketed all their high production models with serial numbers which they referred to as ‘dates of birth’.
I know you’re saying, ‘you get what you pay for’ but the early sewing machines often cost many months and in some cases even years’ wages, but they are still working. Anyone interested in the development history of the Singer Sewing Machine Company can find a very good ‘time-line’ at In the section for Featherweight machines there is a list of Serial Numbers that were issued for models 221, 221K and 222K.
Because of the many technological changes Singer introduced over the years, examining the serial number on any Singer will reveal the time period in which the machine was produced.
To identify and date your sewing machine, look up the serial number on a chart like the free one in this article.
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.
These beautiful pieces of sewing history are popular with antiques collectors and sewing enthusiasts alike.
To date your Singer Featherweight, you will need to locate the serial number on the bottom of your machine.