Dating singer 301a sewing machine
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.
Featherweights having serial numbers that begin with the prefix letter 'A' were made in Elizabethport, New Jersey, whereas those that begin with the prefix letter 'E' were manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland.
The New Singer Model 301 was displayed at the exhibition of new and old Singer sewing machines, and prior to the general public knowing its existence.
During that 2 week event, the new Singer 301 was awarded to many Singer employees.
There is a long propounded myth that the Singer Company can pinpoint the very day of manufacture of its machines.
The date is given as a "birthdate", however, is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.
From July - Sept was when the "Limited Edition" of the "Singer 301" were being manufactured at the Anderson factory.
Then from 16-30 Sept 1951, the 100th Anniversary of the patenting of the first Singer sewing machine was observed by Singer Manufacturing Company in New York with 9,400 Singer employees.
The first Featherweights batched in 1933 begin with the two-letter prefix 'AD'.Featherweights having serial numbers that begin with the letter 'J' were mostly made at the St. Singer Featherweights made outside of the US were also given a suffix to their actual model number.Those manufactured in Kilbowie were modeled given the model number 221 Featherweights manufactured, beginning in 1933Serial Number prefixes beginning with letter 'A' = manufactured in Elizabethport, New Jersey, USASerial Number prefixes beginning with letter 'E' = manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland, United Kingdom Serial Number prefixes beginning with letter 'J' = manufactured in St.To date your Singer Featherweight, you will need to locate the serial number on the bottom of your machine.
It has two letters followed by a series of six numbers.
September 7 at am · Edited · Like · 2Rob Andre' Stevens Sorry Sir, that info above is wrong.. Time to set the record straight, here's the 'Real Story' of the added letter 'A'.