Vintage singer sewing machine dating
Or you can look at this brief history of BERNINA sewing machines at to see if you can find a similar model to yours.
And this just in, visit this page to find out the year of manufacture by the code included in the machine serial number.
The date often given by the Singer corporation as a machine's "birthdate" is actually the date the batches of serial numbers were released for production.
As a classic example: I own a 1951 "badged" Centennial of Sewing machine that obviously is from 1951.
Singer along with the Berlin-based agency "Culture Management Berlin" created a database of Singer sewing machine world productions in 2000 and 5 years later the list was finally finished and published in 2005.
This database is the first and only complete database of Singer sewing machines productions in the world.
I can not answer emails asking what your machine is worth or how old it is.
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A joint licensing agreement for offering this entire database on the Internet, print media is only between the Culture Management Berlin [Germany] and the Singer Corporation NV [USA]. The only production records from the Anderson factory is in 1951 when a limited edition of only 10,000 Singer Model 301 sewing machines were manufactured for the Centennial Year Celebration.Licenses can be purchased only through the agency "Culture Management Berlin". There are absolutely no production records from 1952 to 1963.It is therefore my goal to establish a database of serial numbers for the above models and create an accurate Year of Issue, which is the year of manufacture or year your sewing machine was actually made.And some Singer machines are more saught-after than others!Here's an article listing the Top 5 Best Vintage Singer Models, and many people who collect and sew with vintage Singer machines do love and seek out these particular models.