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Maybe the explanation you were given by Singer predates 1933 or is for machines made later than the 1960's.Since your example is for 1981, I will guess the latter.

Just before the Russian Revolution 1917 Singer built a vast plant in Russia but after the dust settled it was taken over by the Bolsheviks. ---------------------------- Date: Sat, -0500 From: Jim Wagner ([email protected]) Subject: Different FW models Hi Fellow Fanatics, I was going to reply to Sheila via E-Mail but I thought this may be of more general interest.

Whether it was given a designating letter I do not know. There were four different models of the featherweight the 221-1, 221K4, 221K5,and 221K7. That is the only model of FW that Singer made with the switch on the light housing, all the others have the switch on the bed of the machine.

That you can call the Singer company and get the birthdate of yourmachine. The Singer # is1-800-4-SINGER Singer Dating, US: 1-800-4Singer Singer Dating, US: 1-800-877-7762 Singer Industrials Dating/Info., US: 1-800-342-6808 Dating your Singer machine SINGER DATES N....1900 L....1901 K....1902 B....1904 H....1906 D....1908 G--0,999,999....1909 G--2,500,000....1910 G--4,400,000....1913 G--6,500,000....1916 G--8,500,000....1919 G--9,999,999....1921 G--0,998,000....1924 F....1924 Y....1925Model Years made Comments ----------------------------- 15 15-13 15-90 24 24-50 treadle, small 24-80 27 treadle 28-4 hand-cranked, 3/4 size, vibrating shuttle 31kls industrial 44kl3 1925 treadle 66 treadle, drop-in bobbin 66-1 treadle 66-4 66-6 66-16 99k 3/4 size, hand-cranked or electric portable 99-13 knee-press 99k-28 portable 101 127 treadle 128 portable 128-13 132k6 industrial 185j 1960-62 green portable 191 industrial 2-56 featherweight 221-1 " 221b 1968-70 white " 221j tan ", beige 221k 1941-64 black ", off white 221k1 " 221k5 " 221k7 " white " 221? 222k 1941-64 free-arm 241-12 industrial 2-59 slant needle; straight needle 301a " tan 301a " beige 319 327p plastic machine 328k 331k4 industrial 338 turquoise 404 500a 591 industrial, computer unit Capri new, white Spartan Toys - model 20 ? In 1905 some Singer's were manufactured under the name of Date: 23 Feb 96 EST From: Graham Forsdyke ([email protected]) Subject: Contributions/Factory designations There's been some confusion over Singer factory designation codes, some, understandably, believing that E was for England. I am using the word factory to describe a location where machines were either built or assembled.

A Anderson South Carolina AP Lagos Nigera B Bonnieres France BE Casablanca Morocco BG Bancock Thailand C Campinas Brazil CH Santiago Chili Cy Ratmalana Ceylon E Elizabeth NJ USA F Taytay Phillipines G Karlsruhe Germany GH Tema Ghana H Karachi Pakistan HC Chittigong East Pakistan J St Jaohns Canada K Clydebank Scotland L Bogota Colombia LM Kinshasha Congo M Monza Italy ML Petaling Malaysia N Taichung Taiwan P Penrith NSW Australia PR Lima Peru Q Johannesburg S Africa R Querataro Mexico T Delhi India TN Tunis Tunisia U Utsunomiga Japan V Buenos Aires Argentinia VN Saigon South Vietnam Y Maltepe Turkey Z Alcenon France There were also "factories" in Wurselen in Germany and Alencon in France but I can find no record of designations for them.

I'm going to guess that the base of the machine is shaped like the back of a fiddle and, if so, it's a Singer New Family, not a No 2. PRICES: The average price paid for a black 221 since 1990 has been $231.

--------------------------- Date: Wed, -0500 From: [email protected]: Identification/dating of machines Here's the latest from Singer Consumer Affairs on 3 of my machines - any and all comments are welcome, as I am totally confused at this point ! 86 were purchased for under 0, and the most expensive was 0.The Singer No 2 was a giant industrial machine with a one-and-a-half-inch-wide flat belt, a machine that no lady and very few men could lift off the ground with ease. Missing from the United States are: Hawaii, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. Tan: Total=10 ES-5 British all with 8/19/61 "birthdate" JE-5 Canadian, "birthdate" unknown White: Total=64 EV-40 EW-2, EY-4, FA-18 beginning with 8/1/63, but the earliest on the list that Singer agrees is a model 221 is 3/3/64.Both the records held by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and my own believe that 1873 is the date for the machine from the SN you give. The following is the breakdown of machines based on serial# prefix: Black American: Total=800 AD-45, AE-58, AF-96, AG-66, AH-109, AJ-131, AK-96, AL-122, AM-77. Black British: Total=108 EE-9, EF-15, EG-10, EH-18, EJ-7, EK-4, EL-6, EM-10, EN-3, EP-3, ER-3, ES-20. The last machine that Singer is able to give a date on is EW070170 with a "birthdate" of 8/6/68.Presumably models seldom lasted more than a decade in unchanged form so this wouldn't be too much of a problem. The American serial numbers start at AD545389 (1933)and methodically increase to AM696632 (1957).A good example to disprove your explanation would be AK996181 and AL000663 (both of which I own, by the way, and I can tell you they are identical, not built years apart).The source is a book published by Singer in 1980 for its reps and dealers and is a photographic record "to provide an easy means of identification of sewing machines sold in the UK from 1870 to 1862" Each model is photographed and with a caption giving dates of manufacture and other details. Black machines produced in Britain from 1949 to 1955 when entire 221K production went over to the pale tourquoise. EZ was used from May '68 to April '70 and FB from April '69 to June '71.

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