There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.
The most likely answer is that the larger number was the total number of machines produced by Singers when they only had a few factories and could keep up with and control the production output from Britain and America.
Singer Featherweights were manufactured in three different plants: Elizabethport, New Jersey in the USA; Clydebank, Kilbowie, Scotland in Great Britain; and St. You can quickly determine which plant your machine was manufactured in by looking at the serial number on the bottom of your machine. I was worried about the wiring to my original foot pedal, therefore, I was glad to get the new one.
Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine. Also, I am a Bernina user, so I'm comfortable with the new foot pedal. Nova is extremely organized and keeps the class moving - but in a way that every question gets answered.
The company cleverly managed their production from all factories to coincide with the serial number flow.
The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.Newer machines are considered vintage, but they can still be extremely valuable on the collectibles market.