Dating your Featherweight

The Singer company has long propounded the myth that it can pinpoint the very day of manufacture of its machines. Not true. The date given as a "birthdate" is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.

Even the dates given and the machines assigned by Singer in its "dating service" are open to doubt. The International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society has offered to vet the list and pinpoint obvious inaccuracies. Singer has refused this and all other requests to see the data.

What we offer here is the closest-possible accurate dating. If you wish to check on Singer's idea of the "birthdate" you can telephone the customer service line at 1-800-4SINGER.



Kilbowie, Scotland machines

ED1 to ED 999.999 –– Jan 1941 to April 1947
EE1 to EE 999.999 –– April 1941 to Feb 1949
EF1 to EF 999.999 –– Mar 1949 to Sept 1950
EG1 to EG 999.999 ––Sept 1950 to Dec 1951
EH1 to EH 999.999 –– Jan 1951 to June 1953
EJ1 to EJ999,999 –– June 1953 to Nov 1954
EK1 to EK999,999 –– Nov 1954 to Jan 1956
EL1 to EL999,999 –– Jan 1956 to Dec 1956
EM1 to EM999,99 –– Dec 1956 to Dec 1957
EN1 to EN999,999 –– Jan 1958 to Feb 1959

EP1 to EP999,999 –– Feb 1959 to Mar 1960
ER1 to ER999,999 –– Mar 1960 to Oct 1960
ES1 to ES999,999 –– Oct 1960 to Oct 1961
ET1 to ET999,999 –– Oct 1961 to Dec 1962
EV1 to EV999,999 –– Dec 1962 to July 1964
EX1 to EX999,999 –– July 1964 to Oct 1966
EY1 to EY999,999 –– Oct 1966 to Oct 1968
EZ1 to EZ999,999 –– Oct 1968 to April 1969
FA1 to FA999,999 –– May 1969 to Apr 1970
FB1 to FB999,999 –– April 1970 to June 1971

Elizabeth, New Jersey machines
AJ......................................................1948 to 1950
AK.................................................... 1950 to 1951
AL.....................................................1952 to 1954
AM....................................................1955 to 1956 AN.....................................................1959 to 1960

AD....................................................1930 to 1934
AE.....................................................1935 to 1938
AF.................................................... 1938 to 1940 AG....................................................1940 to 1941 AH....................................................1947 to 1948


St Johns, Canada machines
JB....................................................1945 to1948 JC....................................................1948 to 1959
JD....................................................1959 to 1963



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