Dating your singer machine
She is reliable and even-tempered, a nice lady to have around.
Right, let's get started: You will find your serial number embossed onto the metal body of your machine.
Of course, once you get your old lady working again you'll be giving her a new name and identity and I hope she is with you for many years to come.
Here is my girl, her name is Nefertiti - she came to me a year ago and I cleaned her up and got her working again.
For a complete production record in file format of all available Singer machines by the serial number prefix, please look towards the bottom LEFT side of this webpage for the prefix file you need, then click on the tab to download the file.
When it comes to Anderson, South Carolina Singer only lists 3 Years of Issue for all NA, NB and NC serial numbers that include Models 301, 301A, 401A, 403A, 500A and 503A.I have given all the relevant links - remember I am no expert in this, but I struggled to find decent information and I am just trying to make it a bit easier for you.Knowing the age and model number can be essential if you need new parts for your machine, and it is always nice to know anyway.This does not make the machine "rare" but is simply an error by Singer when they prepared the historical serial number lists or the data was simply recorded in error at the time of production.
around the late 1950's on-ward, most Singer Sewing Machines had their Model Numbers clearly visible on the front or base of most machines.
The best and easiest to navigate is Sandman Collectibles' online Singer identification guide.