Singer sewing machine dating site
Alex has spent a lifetime in the sewing industry and is considered one of the foremost experts of pioneering machines and their inventors.He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide.For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff. The castings were marked with the serial number right in the earliest stage of manufacture.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.Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website.
The manufacture dating provided here on our Web site is reproduced from the original Company register number log books.
After 1900, the machine serial numbers have a single or two-letter prefix.
The tables are divided into these three categories: A - Podolsk, Russia B - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA C - Wittenberge, (Prussia) Germany D - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA E - Podolsk, Russia F - Clydebank, Scotland G - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA H - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA J - Clydebank, Scotland K - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA L - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA M - Clydebank, Scotland N - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA P - Clydebank, Scotland R - Clydebank, Scotland S - Clydebank, Scotland S*- Podolsk, Russia (*100 "S" machines made in Podolsk) T - Podolsk, Russia V - Clydebank, Scotland W - Bridgeport, Connecticut USA X - Clydebank, Scotland Y - Clydebank, Scotland AA to AT - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA BA to BY - Elizabeth, New Jersey USA CA to CY - Bogota, Colombia DA to DY - Karachi, Pakistan EA to EY - Clydebank, Scotland FA to FY - Clydebank, Scotland GA to GY - Clydebank, Scotland HA to HY - Istanbul, Turkey JA to JE - St.
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.