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.
The dates given here are the days on which those batches were started, together with the number of machines in each consignment. By checking when the next batch was started, it's possible to get a fairly accurate date of when any particular machine might have left the assembly line.
No attempt has been made to include data for the white/green machines or the few Featherweights made in Canada as there is no accurate data for these available at the present time.
I cannot guarantee the dates given. They are simply the best available from my records and those supplied by the Singer company.
I'd be pleased to receive any comments or corrections but, please be aware, most of the seeming anomolies come from inaccurate reading of the serial numbers which are, sometimes, poorly stamped.

221 Flatbed Machines


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