Dating old singer machines
Over 100 years old is considered an antique, and younger than that is ‘vintage’.
By matching the serial number to the corresponding date, you can determine the exact age of the machine.
The number can be found near the on/off switch on newer machines, and on the front panel or on a small plate on older machines.On some of the older models, which might have the brand name painted onto the finish of the machine, the lettering might be too scratched or faded to read.Consequently, you may have to try to use the model and serial numbers as you go through the process of dating the machine. The serial number will not be the same as the model number.Look for the Singer name on the front of your machine to confirm its identity as a Singer sewing machine.Whether it is a brand new or vintage machine, the Singer brand name will be on the machine.