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Once you’ve found the number, match it to the date in our chart to discover the age of your machine Singer’s have always been marked with serial numbers ever since production began, with each number corresponding to a model from a certain date, and even location.All Singer sewing machines up until 1900 have no letter prefix, and came from all around the world.Below is a simple procedure to help you identify your old cast metal Singer Sewing machines manufactured prior to 1960.Just answer the simple questions about your machine by clicking on the answer links and hopefully you will be able to identify it. If you are unsuccessful you can email me with a clear picture of your machine and its serial number.2.Whether you want to pick up one of your own older models because you love the history, aesthetic or nostalgia of the piece, they’re easily still found on the market if you know what you’re looking for. To identify when a model was made, you need to first find the Singer sewing machine serial number.The number can be found near the on/off switch on newer machines, and on the front panel or on a small plate on older machines.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.
If your machine is the Full-Size model with the 14 to 15 inch Bed (35cm to 38cm) then you have the Model 27.If the Sewing Bed is 10 to 12 inches (25 cm to 30 cm) it is a Half-Size., you have a Singer Model 221 or one of its variations such as a 221K or the Model 221-1 or one of the colored versions like the 221J which is a tan colored model.Look at the pictures below to confirm your machine's identity. You have selected the Faceplate that is Smoothly Rounded and Rectangular. It should be encased in a squarish type of housing.You have indicated that the Tension Adjustment Knob is on the Left Side of the Head pointing LEFT.You most likely have a Model 15 Series machine but there are several styles which we now have to determine.
If you have the Treadle it is a Model 15-96 and if it is Hand-Crank it is the Model 15-98. The Tension Adjustment Dial/Knob should be facing toward you as you have indicated and here is NO large Knob/Dial in the middle of the arm.