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  1. Find sewing machine model number from serial number

    Find sewing machine model number from the serial number.

    We are asked for sewing machine parts to fit a Singer F1234567. The problem is this long number is the serial number and we need the machine model number to help with parts, feet, needles etc. There are no reference charts available to tell us the exact model number from its serial number. However, hopefully, this page will help identify your sewing machine model number in conjunction with the other details we have available relating to sewing machine serial numbers..!

    Serial number location

     

    How to Identify an old sewing 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.

     

     

    Singer 99k image
    The Singer 99k sewing machine is small in size measuring only 12-1/2" wide. This image shows an early version of the 99K (99K21 - 26) made between 1924 to 1954. Originally it may have been hand-operated.

    The stitch length was adjusted via a screw and the machine did not stitch backwards.

    Later versions 99K31 had a stitch length up-down lever with reverse stitch and numbered tension dial - The year 1955

     

     

    Singer 15K

    The Singer 15K is always recognised by its tension unit on the left face of the machine.

    Its bobbin had to be inserted into a bobbin case, then the case was inserted into the machine vertically to the left of the needle. When threading the needle it had to be threaded from left to right.

    The machine in the image had a small type stitch length. Later varieties had the stitch-length lever protruding from a large round-numbered disc.

    The Singer 15K was manufactured over many years from 1910 - 1964, then reproduced again in 1982 called the Singer 15N.

     

     

    FeatherweightThe Singer 222K as shown has the sleeve arm or sometimes called a tubular bed. The Singer 221K was the same machine without the tubular bed, it also had the lift-up fabric table like the 222K

    Both the 222K and 221K were tiny machines known as the original Singer Featherweight machines. The light aluminium frame was only 9-3/4" wide, even with the fabric rest down it still was only 14-1/2"....!

    I'm sure it's still the smallest adult sewing machine ever produced. Its manufacturing year was 1955 to 1964

     

     

    66K  

    The Singer 66K is the larger version of the Singer 99K. Here the image shows a lovely 66K about 1920, originally may have been hand, electric or treadle operated. It was manufactured between 1907 to 1920 the early machines were only Black and Gold with no colour.

    The 66K has a bed size of 14-1/2" so is much wider than the 99K

     

     

    28K
    The Singer 28K had what was called a vibrating shuttle or boat shuttle or bullet shuttle... the long bobbin/shuttle was inserted into its case which looked like a bullet, then the case was located into the machine and lay in a frame that looked like a boat hull. When the machine was running it most likely was quite noisy because the shuttle moved forward and backward at great speed and at times it made the machine vibrate.

    The Singer 28K was small at only 12-1/2" bed size and had its bobbin winder located high up near the hand wheel. Year 1885.

     

     

    The longer bed 27K



    The Singer 27K was a larger version of the 28K, except it had its bobbin winder located lower.

    The Singer 27K was a large bed at 14-1/2". Year 1885.

     

     

     

    127K
    Singer 127K sewing machine was very similar to the 28K. But the 127K was manufactured years later around 1912.

    The 127K had its bobbin winder in a high position and had the same type of vibrating shuttle or sometimes called boat shuttle or even bullet shuttle...! It had a larger bed size at 14-1/2"

     

     

     

    128KThe Singer 128K was manufactured around the same time as the 127K - 1912. The difference was the 128K was smaller at only 12-1/2" bed size. It always looked a neater machine because of its compact size. 

     

    The Singer model 128K also had the vibrating type shuttle.

     

     

    201K The Singer 201k was named the Rolls Royce of sewing machines because it was super smooth in operation thanks to the full rotary hook and precisely made carbon steel gears. It had a smoothness that other sewing machine manufacturers could only dream about. It also had a price tag to match..!

    The Singer 201K was cast iron in Black with a round neck body, also made with an Aluminium body which had a square neck. The Aluminium body machines were made in Black/Gold, Beige or Beige/Brown. First introduced in 1935 and continued in production up until 1962

    Despite the differing body shapes and apart from its smoothness, the 201K can be recognised by the large disc with the stitch length lever protruding from it. The tension unit was directly in front of the needle which in turn threaded from right to left. The slide plate (to access the bobbin) had a small oblong hole which aided whilst sliding the slide plate to the left to view the bobbin.

     
    This image shows even older antique Singer machines dating way back from 1865 to 1870 with a fiddle-type bed. Unfortunately, not many parts are available for machines of this age.

    This one is a vintage Singer 12K sewing machine and was manufactured at the Singer plant in Glasgow, Scotland. This machine has the "Acanthus Leaves" decal set which was used by Singer on the 12K and 13K models.
    Vintage 12K
  2. Dating a vintage sewing machine from its serial numbers with no letter prefix

    Vintage sewing machines range from beautiful antiques to practical, usable, high quality pieces. Knowing more about your vintage sewing machine can help you make the most of this addition to your home. Dating a vintage sewing can be quite easy or significantly more difficult, depending upon the sewing machine and style, use the list below to check its age form its serial number if the serial number does not include letters.


     

    Singer Machine Serial No. Year of Issue
    611.000 to 913.999
    914.000 to 963.999
    964.000 to 1.349.999
    1.350.000 to 1.914.999
    1.915.000 to 2.034.999
    2.350.000 to 2.154.999
    2.155.000 to 2.764.999
    2.765.000 to 2.924.999
    2.925.000 to 3.679.999
    3.680.000 to 3.939.999
    3.940.000 to 4.889.999
    4.890.000 to 5.483.999
    5.494.000 to 6.004.999
    6.005.000 to 6.524.999
    6.525.000 to 7.046.499
    7.046.500 to 7.471.599
    7.471.600 to 7.918.999
    7.919.000 to 8.615.499
    8.615.500 to 9.436.999
    9.437.000 to 9.809.999
    9.810.000 to 10.629.999
    10.630.000 to 11.338.999
    11.339.000 to 11.913.499
    11.913.500 to 12.475.499
    12.475.500 to 13.387.999
    13.388.000 to 14.047.999
    14.048.000 to 14.919.999
    14.920.000 to 15.811.499
    15.811.500 to 16.831.099
     
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    1874
    1875
    1876
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    1879
    1880
    1881
    1882
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  3. What if the serial number starts with two letters. How old will it be?

    Serial numbers on Singer sewing machines manufactured prior to 1900 have numbers only. After 1900 the machine serial numbers have a single or two-letter prefix. This table will tel you the age of machine that have serial numbers starting with two letters.

    The late 50's and early 60's are referred to the golden age of sewing machines, not because of any one particular ground breaking model, although there were a few, but because of the incredibly high sales for any and all machines. Every company that was involved in their manufacture thrived during this time period, as the insatiable need for sewing new clothing and repairing old clothing outstripped demand. The resale value for must sewing machine made around this time are not as valuable as they look, however, don't get me wrong... who's to know what the future trends will become.

     
    Serial No. with Two Letter Prefix.
    Year of Issue
    AA-000.001 to AA-188.650
    AA-188.651 to AA-817.510
    AA-817.511 to AA-999.999

    AB-000.001 to AB-424.850
    AB-424.851 to AB-970.425
    AB-970.426 to AB-999.999

    AC-000.001 to AC-455.380
    AC-455.381 to AC-907.690
    AC-907.691 to AC-999.999

    AD-000.001 to AD-305.595
    AD-305.596 to AD-442.270
    AD-442.271 to AD-489.945
    AD-489.946 to AD-573.295
    AD-573.296 to AD-826.955
    AD-826.956 to AD-999.999

    AE-000.001 to AE-064.365
    AE-064.366 to AE-365.140
    AE-365.141 to AE-791.090
    AE-791.091 to AE-999.999

    AF-000.001 to AF-152.105
    AF-152.106 to AF-397.655
    AF-397.656 to AF-740.750
    AF-740.751 to AF-999.999

    AG-000.001 to AG-328.075
    AG-328.076 to AG-428.235
    AG-428.236 to AG-447.870
    AG-447.871 to AG-475.720
    AG-475.721 to AG-565.750
    AG-565.751 to AG-955.445
    AG-955.446 to AG-999.999

    AH-000.001 to AH-378.570
    AH-378.571 to AH-999.999

    AJ-000.001 to AJ-014.720
    AJ-014.721 to AJ-333.370
    AJ-333.371 to AJ-999.999

    AK-000.001 to AK-057.820
    AK-057.821 to AK-705.475
    AK-705.476 to AK-999.999

    AL-000.001 to AL-300.600
    AL-300.601 to AL-665.740
    AL-665.741 to AL-896.890
    AL-896.891 to AL-999.999

    AM-000.001 to AM-296.985
    AM-296.986 to AM-629.585
    AM-629.586 to AM-837.799
    AM-837.800 to AM-953.999
    AM-954.000 to AM-999.999

    AN-000.001 to AN-175.979
    AN-175.980 to AN-333.569
    AN-333.570 to AN-362.988
    AN-362.989 to AN-465.661
    AN-465.662 to AN-661.994
    AN-661.995 to AN-999.999

    AP-000.001 to AP-300.028
    AP-300.029 to AP-420.616
    AP-420.617 to AP-999.999

    AR-000.001 to AR-102.501
    AR-102.502 to AR-579.025
    AR-579.026 to AR-999.999

    AS-000.001 to AS-001.500
    AS-000.151 to AS-474.650
    AS-474.651 to AS-999.999

    AT-000.001 to AT-032.500

    BA to BY

    CA to CY

    DA to DY

    EA-000.001 to EA-203.878
    EA-203.879 to EA-869.974
    EA-869.975 to EA-999.999

    EB-000.001 to EB-705.753
    EB-705.754 to EB-956.428
    EB-956.429 to EB-999.999

    EC-000.001 to EC-589.135
    EC-589.136 to EC-999.999

    ED-000.001 to ED-202.377
    ED-202.378 to ED-232.773
    ED-232.774 to ED-242.053
    ED-242.054 to ED-311.246
    ED-311.247 to ED-745.856
    ED-745.857 to ED-942.976
    ED-942.977 to ED-999.999

    EE-000.001 to EE-453.220
    EE-453.221 to EE-933.528
    EE-933.529 to EE-999.999

    EF-000.001 to EF-600.940
    EF-600.941 to EF-999.999

    EG-000.001 to EG-312.860
    EG-312.861 to EG-999.999

    EH-000.001 to EH-012.026
    EH-012.027 to EH-787.882
    EH-787.883 to EH-999.999

    EJ-000.001 to EJ-449.138
    EJ-449.139 to EJ-999.999

    EK-000.001 to EK-123.026
    EK-123.027 to EK-992.399
    EK-992.400 to EK-999.999

    EL-000.001 to EL-999.999

    EM-000.001 to EM-015.256
    EM-015.257 to EM-999.999

    EN-000.001 to EN-970.333
    EN-970.334 to EN-999.999

    EP-000.001 to EP-771.032
    EP-771.033 to EP-999.999

    ER-000.001 to ER-999.999

    ES-000.001 to ES-238.743
    ES-238.744 to ES-999.999

    ET-000.001 to ET-179.954
    ET-179.955 to ET-999.999

    EV-000.001 to EV-019.712
    EV-019.713 to EV-602.138
    EV-602.139 to EV-999.999

    EW-000.001 to EW-005.230
    EW-005.231 to EW-020.180
    EW-020.181 to EW-024.830
    EW-024.831 to EW-030.680
    EW-030.681 to EW-038.630
    EW-038.631 to EW-045.210
    EW-045.211 to EW-054.310
    EW-054.311 to EW-058.440
    EW-058.441 to EW-084.390
    EW-084.391 to EW-100.005
    EW-100.006 to EW-100.505

    EX-000.001 to EX-402.914
    EX-402.915 to EX-675.436

    FA to FY

    GA to GY

    HA to HY

    JA

    JB

    JC

    JD

    JE

    KA to KY

    LA to LY

    MA to MY

    NA

    NB

    NC

    ND to NY

    PA to PY

    QA to QZ

    RA to RY

    SA to SN

    SP to SY

    TA to TY

    VA to VY

    WA to WY

    YA to YY


     
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    1932
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    1953
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    1955

    1955
    1956
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    1959
    1960
    1961
    1962
    1963
    1964

    1964
    1965
    1966

    1966
    1967
    1968

    1968
    1969
    1970

    1971

    Beginning 1924

    Beginning 1964

    Beginning 1962

    1935
    1936
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    1937
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    1939
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    1941
    1942
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    1944
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    1960
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    1962
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    1966
    1967
    1968
    1969
    1970

    1964
    1965

    Beginning 1935

    Beginning 1935

    Beginning 1960

    1924

    1936

    1948

    1954

    1961

    Beginning 1959

    Beginning 1959

    Beginning 1934

    1951

    1956

    1961

    Beginning 1963

    Beginning 1954

    Beginning 1963

    Beginning 1954

    Beginning 1935

    Beginning 1963

    Beginning 1956

    Beginning 1957

    Beginning 1967

    Beginning 1959

     

  4. Where was my Antique Singer sewing machine made, the serial number starts with two letters ?

    So the argument can go on about just who invented the sewing machine and it is unlikely that there will ever be agreement. What is clear, however, is that without the work of those long-dead pioneers computerised machines as we enjoy and use ever day would never have been produced! The list below can act as a guide to where many of the old antique sewing machines were manufactured.

    Prefix Manufacture Locations
    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, UK
    FA to FY - Clydebank, Scotland, UK
    GA to GY - Clydebank, Scotland, UK
    HA to HY - Istanbul, Turkey
    JA to JE - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
    KA to KY - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    LA to LY - Taytay, Philippines
    MA to MY - Monza, Italy
    NA to NC - Anderson, South Carolina USA
    ND to NY - Taichung, Taiwan
    PA to PY - Karlsruhe, Germany
    RA to RY - Campinas, Brazil
    SA to SN - Bonnieres, France
    SP to SY - Lima, Peru
    TA to TY - Utsunomiya, Japan
    VA to VY - Penrith, NSW Australia
    WA to WY - Santiago, Chile
    YA to YY - Queretare, Mexico
  5. What is the history of the Singer Sewing Machine Company?
     
     
    1811

    Issac Merritt Singer was born in Schaghiticoke, New York.

     
     
    1850  align=

    Orson C. Phelps of Boston was manufacturing sewing machines under license from John A. Lerow. The Lerow and Blodgett machine was not very practical. The circular movement of the shuttle took a twist out of the thread at every revolution.

    Isaac Merritt Singer, after examining the machine, noted "instead of the shuttle going around in a circle, I would have it move to and fro in a straight line. In place of the needle bar pushing a curved needle horizontally, I would have a straight needle and make it work up and down."

    After 11 days and $40 in cost, Singer completed his invention: the world's first practical sewing machine. This machine had a straight eye-pointed needle and transverse shuttle, an overhanging arm, a table to support the cloth, a presser foot to hold the material against the upward stroke of the needle, and a roughened feed wheel extending through a slot in the table. Motion was communicated to the needle arm and shuttle by means of gears.

    Singer also conceived the idea of using a treadle similar to that of a spinning wheel; all other machines at the time used a hand crank to generate power.

     
     
    1851

    Isaac Merritt Singer formed I.M. Singer & Company with New York lawyer Edward C. Clark, following Singer's first lockstitch sewing machine patent. The Singer Sewing Machine was for sale all over the United States. Within two years Singer was the leading manufacturer and marketer of sewing machines in the United States.

     
     
    1852

    Singer patented a tension device.

     
     
    1853

    I. M. Singer & Co. set up corporate offices and a manufacturing facility in New York City. Company is renamed "Singer Manufacturing Company".

    The first Singer sewing machines, manufactured in New York, sell for $100 each.

     
     
    1855

    Singer became the world's largest sewing company. Singer beganoverseas expansion, starting in Paris, France, making Singer the world’s first international company.

    A Singer sewing machine was awarded a first prize at the World's Fair in Paris.

     
     
    1856

    Edward Clark originated the hire-purchase plan, the prototype for all installment selling or time payment purchases. As a result, individuals with even meager income could own a Singer sewing machine. Even better, they could increase their productivity, earn more money and improve their position in life.

    The "Turtleback" sewing machine was introduced.

    Singer patented a ruffler, tucker and binder.

    Branch office opened in Glasgow, Scotland.

     
     
    1857

    First Singer showroom and headquarters located at 458 Broadway, New York City.

     
     
    1858

    The first lightweight domestic machine, the "Grasshopper," was introduced.

    Unit sales topped 3,000 a year.

    Singer opened three manufacturing plants in New York City.

    Singer opens an operation in Brazil.

     
     
    1859

    Singer received first of three patents for lock-stitch vibrating shuttle machines.

     
     
    1861

    Foreign sales exceed U.S. sales for the first time.

     
     
    1863

    The company was incorporated as the Singer Manufacturing Company, holding 22 patents and with capital assets of $550,000. Some 20,000 home sewing machines were being sold annually.

    Branch office opened in Hamburg, Germany.

     
     
    1865

    The "New Family" sewing machine introduced.

     
     
    1866

    Singer patented an oscillating shuttle sewing machine.

     
     
    1867

    Singer opened it's first factory outside of the United States in Glasgow, Scotland.

     
     
    1868

    Cabinet factory opened in South Bend, Indiana.

     
     
    1870

    The Singer Company sells 170,000 machines.

    The Singer Manufacturing Company opened sales and distribution centers in England.

    The Singer Red “S” girl trademark made her debut. Her trademark is produced in several languages, becoming one of the most recognized trademarks in the world.

     
     
    1870

    Red "S" girl trademark made her debut-destined to become one of the best known emblems in the world.

     
     
    1871

    Singer's Bridgton factory became the largest in Britain.

    Unit sales reached 180,000 a year.

     
     
    1872

    Elizabethport, New Jersey became the site of a large, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

     
     
    1873

    With the official opening of the factory in Elizabethport, the Singer Manufacturing Company became a New Jersey Corporation under a special charter.

    Canadian manufacturing began.

     
     
    1875

    I.M. Singer dies in Torquay, England at age 63.

     
     
    1880

    An Edison electric motor drives a sewing machine.

    Singer sewing machine sales worldwide exceed 500,000 machines. Additional factories are established in the United States.

     
     
    1881

    Factory opened in Cairo, Illinois.

     
     
    1882

    Factories opened in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Floridsdorf, Austria.

     
     
    1883

    To meet growing demand in Europe, Singer opened the largest sewing machine factory in the world in Kilbowie, Scotland. The factory at one point employed 12,000 workers and it's most distinctive feature was the second largest clock tower in the world at almost 200 feet high.

     
     
    1884

    The Statue of Liberty is believed to be in Isabella Singer's likeness, was given to the U.S.

     
     
    1889

    Singer introduced the first practical electric sewing machine.

     
     
    1890

    Singer claimed 80% worldwide market share in sewing machines.

     
     
    1891

    First use of electric motor to power a commercial machines.

     
     
    1892

    Singer developed a commercial zigzag machine.

     
     
    1900

    Singer Company produced 40 different sewing machine models.

    The "Singer 66" was introduced.

    Kilbowie, Scotland factory renamed Clydebank.

     
     
    1902

    Factory opened in Podolsk, Russia.

     
     
    1903

    Annual sales reach 1.35 million machines worldwide.

     
     
    1904

    New factories opened in Wittenberge, Prussia and St. John's, Quebec, Canada.

    Russian corporate headquarters opened. It was Russia's first steel girder structure.

    The Singer Sewing Machine Company became the sales and distribution division of Singer Manufacturing Company.

     
     
    1905

    Singer acquired "Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company".

     
     
    1907

    Factory opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

     
     
    1908

    The Singer Building at 149 Broadway in New York City opens. At the time of it's completion, it was the first skyscraper and the tallest building in the world, standing at 47 stories, 612 feet tall. It was headquarters for the Executive Office for 54 years.

     
     
    1913

    Singer sales reached 3 million machines worldwide.

     
     
    1921

    Singer introduced the "Portable Electric," an electric-motor powered model 99K.

     
     
    1927

    First Singer Sewing Center to offer sewing courses, was introduced to New York City.

     
     
    1929

    Nine worldwide Singer manufacturing facilities exist, employing 27,000 people and producing 3,000 models.

    Singer purchased the Standard Sewing Machine Company.

    First vacuum cleaner introduced, launching Singer’s strategy of diversification beyond sewing machines.

     
     
    1933

    Singer introduced its "Featherweight" at the Chicago's World Fair.

    Factories opened in Monsa, Italy and Bounieres, France.

     
     
    1949

    Singer developed "Model 95K", capable of 4,000 stitches per minute.

     
     
    1950

    Plant opened in Anderson, South Carolina.

     
     
    1951

    The Singer Sewing Center trained an estimated 400,000 housewives.

    Singer recovered from World War II when sewing machine production was suspended, reaching $307.8 million in sales during it's centennial year.

     
     
    1952 Singer introduced the model 206, it's first zigzag machine.
     
     
    1955

    New factory in Campinas, Brazil opened.

     
     
    1957

    Annual sales reached $359 million.

     
     
    1958

    Annual sales reached $507 million.

     
     
    1960

    Singer began diversification. In the following years, the company will make acquisitions in electric, electric test equipment and office machinery, including Packard Bell Electronics (1966) and General Precision Equipment Corporation (1968).

     
     
    1961

    Executive Office moved to 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City.

     
     
    1963

    The Singer Manufacturing Company changed it's name to "The Singer Company."

     
     
    1965

    Singer introduces the "Touch and Sew" sewing machines.

    Consolidated sales reached $979.8 million.

     
     
    1966

    Consolidated sales reached the billion-dollar mark for the first time.

     
     
    1970

    Sales first topped $2 billion.

     
     
    1971

    Consolidated sales were $2.1 billion; shareholders numbered over 60,000. Singer employed nearly 120,000 people worldwide.

     
     
    1973

    Company stock was listed on the London Stock Exchange.

    Annual Sales reached $2.5 billion.

     
     
    1975

    Singer introduces the world's first electronic sewing machine, the Athena 2000.

     
     
    1978

    Singer introduced the Touchtronic 2001, the world's first computer-controlled machine.

     
     
    1979

    Singer Headquarters are relocated to a new facility in Stamford, Connecticut.

     
     
    1985

    Singer introduced an entire new line of state-of the-art sewing machines with models designed to meet individual needs and budgets. These machines were built with "Duratec," a unique material which is stronger and lighter than aluminum yet provides double insulation.

    These easy to use sewing machines ranged from basic to the most sophisticated sewing machines and included a top-of-the-line electronic sewing machine which had the capacity to produce an unlimited number of stitch patterns, monograms, embroidery, and even sews sideways.

     
     
    1989

    Singer introduced the 9900 Unlimited with the largest microprocessor ever incorporated in a sewing machine.

     
     
    1990

    Singer introduced the 9900 Unlimited which contained the largest microprocessor ever incorporated in sewing machines. The model 9900 had many easy-to-use, time-saving features including a LED message center offering practical advice to the sewer.

     
     
    1990

    Singer introduced the QUANTUM® line, a new series of sewing machines specifically for the professional and avid sewer who demands performance, ease-of-use and state of the art features.

    Singer introduced the Magic Steam Ironing Press™, an at-home version of presses found in most tailor shops and dry cleaning stores.

     
     
    1990

    The Quantumlock 4 and Quantumlock 5 overlocks offered exceptional performance with the most stitches available on any overlocker.

     
     
    1990

    The Magic Steam Ironing Press was introduced, an at-home version of presses found in most tailor shops and dry cleaning stores. The Magic Steam Press cut ironing time in half and included a variable temperature control and automatic shut-off safety feature, plus burst of steam for stubborn wrinkles.

     
     
    1991

    Singer celebrated 140 years of innovation.

    In August, the company went public with an initial public offering of 16,239,300 shares.

     
     
    1994

    Singer introduced the QUANTUM® XL-100, its top-of-the-line embroidery sewing machine.

     
     
    1995

    Singer introduced the Elegance line of sewing machines and the Embroidery Unlimited Machine. The new Embroidery Unlimited machine brought professional embroidery and monogramming to your personal computer.

     
     
    1996

    Singer introduced the Millennium Series sewing machines.

     
     
    1997

    Singer introduced the QUANTUM® XL-1000, the most advanced machine in the market offering a wide variety of memory cards for serious embroiderers.

    Singer Sewing Company's consumer products division relocated to Tennessee.

     
     
    2001

    Singer celebrated its 150th Anniversary.

    Singer again launched the world's most advanced home sewing and embroidery machine: the QUANTUM® XL-5000. The machine offers state of the art features such as a fully automated re-threading system, wind-in-place bobbin winding system, and the next generation of Professional Sew-Ware™, making it the most powerful and user-friendly system on the market.

     
     
    2005 CE250 Picture

    Singer new entry into mass selling of computerised embroidery machines including digitizing software.

    Now other manufacture has captured the low cost embroidery machine market like Singer had with the introduction of the Singer CE Futura range. As well as being a great sewing machine for every day sewing, the Singer CE Futura is also a full power embroidery machine when you link it to your own PC all software and cables were included.

     
     
    2008

    Singer brand in now in the hands of VSM then later transferred to SVP WORLDWIDE who now distribute Singer, Pfaff and Viking sewing machines.

  6. Where is my sewing machine model number located

    Below are several images to help locate the model number.

    Where will my sewing machine model number be located on the sewing machine...? The images below will give some indication as to whereabouts on the sewing machine you may find the machine model number. Once you have the model number, finding parts and feet is so much easier..!

    Serial number position Model number location

    Location of model numberVintage machine model number locationModel number on back of machine

    If you have an older, usually Black and Gold type Singer sewing machine, the serial number can be found as per the image below - Then use our "Find a machine model number from its serial number" FAQ question/answer. To find its model number..!
    Serial number location on vintage machine

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