Dating singer feather weight
The data we get from Singer in New Jersey is more frequently incorrect for the British machines than with the American.And there are many serial numbers, mostly the more recent FW's, that Singer is unable to give any estimate of build date on. Obviously in '55 the Black 221K was discontinued and the plant used for 222Ks with only Pale T 221Ks surviving the model change.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.
Jim in Thomaston GA ---------------------------- Date: 26 Feb 96 EST From: Graham Forsdyke ([email protected]) Subject: CONTRIBUTIONS/To Lisa: Re factory designations. I have in front of me as I write a Singer explanation of serial numbers. The second example is A1061C027 the A indicates Anderson, South Carolina the 1 indicates 1981 the 061 indicates the day of the year (march 2) the C indicates the assembly line the 027 indicates the 27th machine that day.
Like Suzy I am rather suspicious about the Singer 800 number dates and also about the 25,000 daily production -- that's over 7 million a year.
I have a lot of Singer records from the Scotish factory and much of it is contradictory.
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.