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Welcome to the Online Antique Sewing Machine Resource Page.
If you have a Singer sewing machine that you would like to find more info on, call Singer toll-free at 1-800-474-6437. If you provide them with the machine's serial number (which is usually stamped on the right side of the machine bed and often begins with one or two letters) they can provide you with the machine's model number and it's date of manufacture. Singer also has copies of manuals available for $10 each (unfortunately, they are no longer free.)
If you have a White sewing machine, call the White toll-free number at 1-800-446-2333. If you provide them with a serial number (for White Rotary machines, the serial number begins with an 'FR' and is stamped on the back right hand side of the machine bed), they should be able to provide you with an approximate date of manufacture.
If you have a non-Singer sewing machine that you have had a hard time identifying or finding information on, feel free to mail a photo (or photos) of it to me, and either myself or one of the page's visitors should be able to figure out what you have. With permission, the photo(s) will be added to the page with the proper credits.
To find more information on older sewing machines, or if you did not find what you were looking for at this site, refer to the Featherweight Fanatics Home Page.
For a bit of humor, did you know that a sewing machine can be
converted into a Jig Saw to cut wood? It's
outlined (complete with diagrams) in the 1949 edition of Popular
Mechanics 'Home Repair and Improvements' book...
If you have a sewing machine which you are having a hard time identifying or getting information on, feel free to email or mail a photo of it-- I can post at the beginning of the page requesting any info about it from our visitors...
One major aspect that will determine the value and collectibility of a sewing machine is what condition it is in. A numerical system of grading was developed by Mr. Graham Forsdyke of the International Sewing Machine Collectors Society so that sewing machine collectors can more easily describe their machines to fellow collectors and potential buyers.
Below, you will find links to data, diagrams, illustrations,
and photos of sewing machines sorted by manufacturer. At the bottom
of the page I have listed some other internet sites with info or photos
of antique and collectible machines. If you have any suggestions or
comments feel free to email.
Click on the buttons below to view information, photographs, and
illustrations of various sewing machines. They have been sorted by