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INFORMATION FOR USE IN DETERMINING THE
APPROXIMATE AGE OF SINGER SEWING MACHINES



As a point of interest, this model, for which Singer obtained a patent (PT.#8294), bears the serial number 22 which dates it to 1850. Singer was granted his patent on August 12, 1851.

From 1850 to 1858 Singer produced only heavy manufacturing sewing machines. The first machine for family use, Singer's new "Family" sewing machine, was manufactured from 1858-1861. The second-style family machine was called " Traverse Shuttle Machine-Letter A;" it was manufactured form 1859-1865. The third family machine "New Family" was manufactured form 1865-1883. In 1883 the "Improved Family" machine appeared and in 1885 the VS1 (Viberating Shuttle), in 1886 the 27 / 28 and in 1912 through the 1950's 128 / 128 were manufactured and sold.

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THREE TABLES THAT WILL HEPL YOU TO RESEARCH THE APPROXIMATE TIME PERIOD YOUR SINGER MACHINE WAS MANUFACTURED BY USING THE SERIAL NUMBER OR SERIES LETTER DESIGNATION. THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE USED TO DERTIMINE SEWING MACHINE VALUE.

Spacial Note: No actual date or month can be provided since serial numbers give only approximate year .

To help determine your MODEL NUMBER please click on Treadle & Vintage Singer Models to view a model that lookes like your machine.

Serial Number Year Serial Number Year
1-100

101-900

901-1711

1712-2521

2522-3400

3401-4283

4284-6847

6848-10477

10478-14071

14072-25024

25025-43000

43001-61000

61001-79396

79397-99426

99,427-123,058

123,059-149,399

149,400-180,360

180,361-223,414

223,415-283,044

283,045-369,826

369,827-497,660

497,661-913,999

914,000-963,999

964,000-1,349,999

1,350,000-1,914,999

1,915,000-2,034,999

2,350,000-2,154,999

2,155,000-2,764,999
1850

1851

1852

1853

1854

1855

1856

1857

1858

1859

1860

1861

1862

1863

1864

1865

1866

1867

1868

1869

1870

1871

1872

1873

1874

1875

1876

1877
2,765,000-2,924,999

2,925,000-3,679,999

3,680,000-3,939,999

3,940,000-4,889,999

4,890,000-5,483,999

5,494,000-6,004,999

6,005,000-6,524,999

6,525,000-7,046,499

7,046,500-7,471,599

7,471,600-7,918,999

7,919,000-8,615,499

8,615,500-9,436,999

9,437,000-9,809,999

9,810,000-10,629,9909

10,630,000-11,338,999

11,339,000-11,913,499

11,913,500-12,745,499

12,475,500-13,387,999

13,388,000-14,047,999

14,048,000-14,919,999

14,920,000-15,811,499

15,811,500-16,831,099
1878

1879

1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899


During WWII some Singer manuafacturing records were lost.
These records include the following starting with letter prefix A, C, E, M, T, W and X series in front of the serial numbers.
The information that is available see below:
Serial Number Year Manufacture Location
A Series
C Series
E Series
M Series
T Series
W Series
X Series
Beginning 1911
Beginning 1908
Beginning 1908
Beginning 1900
Beginning 1906
Beginning 1911
Beginning 1919
Podolsk, Russia
Whittenberge, (Prussia) Germany
Podolsk, Russia
Clydebank, Scotland
Podolsk, Russia
Bridgeport, Connecticut USA
Clydebank, Scotland


Plate Number Series From -Manufacturd Location-
No letter prefix, prior to
Letter "N" Series
Letter "L" Series
Letter "K" Series
Letter "B" Series
Letter "H" Series
Letter "D" Series
G- 1 to G- 999,999
G-1,000,000 to G-2,500,000
G-2,500,000 to G-4,400,000
G-4,400,000 to G-6,500,000
G-6,500,000 to G-8,500,000
G-8,500,000 to G-9,999,999
G-0,000,001 to G-0,998,000
Letter "F" Series
Letter "Y" Series
Letter "AA" Series
Letter "AB" Series
Letter "AC" Series
Letter "AD" Series
Letter "AE" Series
Letter "AF" Series
Letter "AG" Series
Letter "AH" Series
Letter "AJ" Series
Letter "AK" Series
Letter "AL" Series
Letter "AM"Series
Letter "AN" Series
Letter "BA" to "BY"
Letter "CA" to "CY"
Letter "DA" to "DY"
Letter "NA" to "NC"
Letter "ND" to "NY"
Letter "JA" Series
Letter "JB" Series
Letter "JC" Series
Letter "JD" Series
Letter "JE" Series
Letter "EA" Series
Letter "EB" Series
Letter "EC" Series
Letter "ED" Series
Letter "EE" Series
Letter "EF" Series
Letter "EG" Series
Letter "EH" Series
Letter "EJ" Series
Letter "EK" Series
Letter "EL" Series
Letter "EM" Series
Letter "EN" Series
Letter "EP" Series
Letter "ER" Series
Letter "ES" Series
Letter "ET" Series
Letter "EV" Series
Letter "EW" Series
Letter "EX" Series
Letter "EY" Series
Letter "EZ" Series
Letter "FA" Series
Letter "FB" Series
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1900
1901
1902
1904
1906
1908
1909
1910
1913
1916
1919
1921
1924
1924
1925
1924
1926
1928
1930
1935
1938
1941
1947
1948
1950
1952
1955
1959
1924
1964
1962
1951-1961
1963
1924
1936
1948
1954
1961
1935-1937
1937-1939
1939-1940
1940-1947
1947-1949
1949-1950
1950-1951
1951-1953
1953-1954
1954-1956
1956
1956-1957
1958-1959
1959-1960
1960
1960-1961
1961-1962
1962-1964
1960-1970
1964-1965
1966
1968
1969
1970
No Letter Prefix
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Clydebank, Scotland
Clydebank, Scotland
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Elizabeth, NJ USA
Bogoto, Colombia
Karachi, Pakistan
Anderson, SC USA
Taichung, Taiwan
Quebec, Canada
Quebec, Canada
Quebec, Canada
Quebec, Canada
Quebec, Canada
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)
Clydebank, Scotland (GB)



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