Results 1 to 5 of 5 Thread: It is in the original, very nice cabinet, and it looks as though it has never been used. The cabinet looks brand nice when you open it up, but it does have a couple of glass rings on the top. The machine does have the Red Singer S, and I am told that makes it a highly collectable machine. Could someone tell me where or how I can find out the value of this machine. Thank you and looking forward to hearing from my friends at QB Quilt until all your troubles disappear!
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Dating Your Vintage Singer
Yard sales might be a good place too look or try FreeCycle. Used cabinets are out there too. Don't toss that top as it will help keep the dust off your machine.
We have a Singer A -- but oddly the manual that came with it is for the Singer Anyone want to trade? The stitch selector knobs were stuck on our machine as well. Oil oxidizes over time months and formed a sticky substance that resulted in the selector knobs being stuck.
I put a couple drops of 3 in one oil on the post. Then gentle persuasion got them to move. And in time your 3 in 1 will create a glue that will require more work.
I suggest that you clean the 3 in 1 off soon and replace it with some TriFlow Superior lubricant. It is synthetic and has teflon suspended in it.
Shake the bottle well before application and it will penetrate and lubricate and decrease the likelihood of future problems. I just bought a A and found out the manual is online as a pdf file. You can always print a hard copy from there once you have previewed it.
Hello, Just a bit of information If you are determining the age from Singer serial number website, it is very incorrect.. I learned to sew on this machine and It was not manufactured until late in It debuted for Christmas The amount of labor, engineering and legal issues that comprised the manufacture of this machine were astounding..
This machine contains designs purchased from Bernina, and the Italian manufacturer Vigorelli. The Singer company was in serious competition from the Japanese and European manufacturers after WW The was a fantastic feat of ''s engineering and quality. The machine was introduced in small numbers in , followed by the first Singer zig-zag in Thank you very much.
I too learned to sew on a somewhere around It is a very fine machine. I live this blog. I have arranged to purchase a a and have been very excited. I currently own a a, but for some reason I kept wanting a Thanks to Richard, I now know why it was mfg the year I was born!
The A manufacturing did not begin until , arriving the the marketplace in My mother had one of the very first ones in the spring of The following website probably will help in dating the machine.
Does anyone have a Instruction Manual as I have the A but do not know all it can do but it is a heavy duty machine. There is a Facebook group Vintage Sewing Machines. I do not recommend that you join. It is full of charlatans. Again, don't join the group. For good information, join the Yahoo groups. And they too may have a file of the owner's manual. I am in need of a Instruction Manual to learn everything my A can do.
Results 1 to 5 of 5 Thread: It is in the original, very nice cabinet, and it looks as though it has never been used. The cabinet looks brand nice when you open it up, but it does have a couple of glass rings on the top. The machine does have the Red Singer S, and I am told that makes it a highly collectable machine. Could someone tell me where or how I can find out the value of this machine.
Thank you and looking forward to hearing from my friends at QB Quilt until all your troubles disappear! The A dates are about half-way down the page. What is the serial number of your machine? That's all, nothing more and nothing less! You must be asking yourself, Why did Singer Customer Service for all these years, and even today, give out the incorrect information?
The simple answer is they don't know themselves. How Singer can still claim today that all "NA" serial numbers, with 4 different sewing machine models, all being made in the same year, "Year of Issue - NA" is confusing to everyone. It simple is not true! The only record from the Anderson factory is from , that's all.
What happened to the Series Register Numbers log books is still a mystery, but one story, that just might be true, is they were burned in an office fire. The only record from the Anderson factory was supposedly sent to Elizabeth, NJ during the th anniversary and remained in their files and why it still exist today.
Dating a singer 401a
There is not a Singer Vintage sewing machines that has an actual date it was made, only allotted. On August 12, Singer launched www. Singer will issue an acknowledgement certificate that you can print out with your name, serial number and year of issue for all Singer model sewing machines.Review Singer 401A Sewing Machine (Slant-o-matic)....I love it!!!!
If the owner of any Slant-needle model sewing machine inputs their Serial Number they will receive a. If you have a "NA" serial number it will have a "Year of Issue of ". If you have a "NB" serial number it will have a "Year of Issue of ". If you have a "NC" serial number it will have a "Year of Issue of ". For most owners of any Slant-needle model this will be incorrect. Due to massive expansion of Singer factories around the globe a letter suffix, after the model number, was used to denote where the sewing machine was manufactured.
The Singer Manufacturing Company opened the Anderson, South Carolina plant to specifically manufacture the new Slant-needle model sewing machines. The Singer was the first model to be manufactured and the Model Number Tag was simply Not to get confused with Elizabethport, USA, that did not use a letter suffix, starting in January Singer identified the Anderson, South Carolina factory by placing the letter suffix "A" after the model number, hence the A. After the last Slant-needle, Singer Model A, sewing machine was manufactured in the Anderson plant stayed open for many years afterwards with 3 manufacturing lines: Sewing Machines, Floor-care products vacuum cleaners and Power Tools.
The "Athena" electronic sewing machine was made at Anderson. In August Singer completed the sale of its two South Carolina plants, Pickens and Anderson factories, which had about 2, employees total, to Ryobi Limited of Japan. Ryobi Corporation This was several years after the Elizabethport factory located in Elizabeth, New Jersey closed down on 1 December Singer Allotted 1 million Serial Numbers.