Featherweight 221 Serial Numbers
The following are the batch serial numbers for 221 machines made at the Elizabethport, New Jersey factory
|From Number||To Number||Quantity||Allocation Date|
|AD 541546||AD 551545||10000||3 October 1933|
|AD 720746||EE 730745||10000||10 September 1934|
|AD 781846||AD 781845||10000||27 November 1934|
|AD 880156||AD 890155||10000||18 March 1935|
|AD 937406||AD 947405||10000||24 June 1935|
|AE 000001||AE 007000||7000||23 September 1935|
|AE 054366||AE 064365||10000||10 December 1935|
|AE 076516||AE 086515||10000||25 March 1936|
|AE 207616||AE 222615||15000||23 July 1936|
|AE 294041||AE 309040||15000||5 November 1936|
|AE 407941||AE 422940||15000||15 March 1937|
|AE 536661||AE 556640||20000||11 June 1937|
|AE 770591||AE 790590||20000||8 December 1937|
|AE 973541||AE 993540||20000||24 May 1938|
|AF 070706||AF 090705||20000||10 October 1938|
|AF 161806||AF 181805||20000||15 February 1939|
|AF 244106||AF 264105||20000||11 July 1939|
|AF 371856||AF 391855||20000||5 December 1939|
|AF 477181||AF 497180||20000||10 April 1940|
|AF 571881||AF 596880||25000||15 August 1940|
|AF 740751||AF 760750||20000||7 January 1941|
|AF 863951||AF 883950||20000||1 April 1941|
|AF 998251||AF 999999||1749||1 July 1941|
|AG 000001||AG 018250||18250||1 July 1941|
|AG 526101||AG 546100||20000||19 September 1945|
|AG 602856||AG 622855||20000||18 February 1946|
|AG 689391||AG 709390||20000||4 June 1946|
|AG 804771||AG 824770||20000||16 September 1946|
|AG 848346||AG 858345||10000||25 October 1946|
|AG 869446||AG 889445||20000||22 November 1946|
|AG 970946||AG 990945||20000||19 February 1947|
|AH 050371||AH 070370||20000||22 April 1947|
|AH 110971||AH 131970||20000||22 June 1947|
|AH 193771||AH 223770||30000||19 August 1947|
|AH 316071||AH 346070||30000||28 October 1947|
|AH 413571||AH 443570||30000||22 January 1948|
|AH 550921||AH 580920||30000||20 April 1948|
|AH 640321||AH 670320||30000||18 June 1948|
|AH 799121||AH 829120||30000||1 October 1948|
|AH 973921||AH 999999||26079||9 December 1948|
|AJ 000001||AJ 013920||13920||9 December 1948|
|AJ 103721||AJ 143720||40000||15 March 1949|
|AJ 189171||AJ 229170||40000||18 November 1949|
|AJ 348371||AJ 388370||40000||23 January 1950|
|AJ 552721||AJ 592720||40000||31 March 1950|
|AJ 615621||AJ 655620||40000||1 June 1950|
|AJ 781321||AJ 821320||40000||22 August 1950|
|AJ 887721||AJ 937720||50000||26 October 1950|
|AK 071321||AK 121320||50000||29 January 1951|
|AK 389576||AK 439575||50000||10 May 1951|
|AK 576776||AK 626775||50000||31 October 1951|
|AK 745676||AK 795675||50000||20 February 1952|
|AK 984876||AK 999999||15124||11 August 1952|
|AL 000001||AL 034875||34875||11 August 1952|
|AL 158501||AL 208500||50000||12 December 1952|
|AL 389361||AL 439360||50000||4 May 1953|
|AL 524941||AL 574940||50000||14 October 1953|
|AL 689041||AL 739040||50000||22 April 1954|
|AL 900891||AL 950890||50000||17 January 1955|
|AM 137761||AM 187760||50000||10 June 1955|
|AM 361036||AM 411035||50000||27 February 1956|
|AM 652586||AM 702585||50000||29 January 1957|
|AM 771106||AM 821105||50000||27 September 1957|
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Singer Featherweight 221 and 222 Serial Numbers
Total # AD Machines 53,044
Total # AE Machines 132,000
Total # AF Machines 166,749
Total # AG Machines 148,250
Total # AH Machines 246,079
Total # AJ Machines 303,920
Total # AK Machines 215,124
Total # AL Machines 284,875
Total # AM Machines 200,000
Total # EE Machines 22,000
Total # EF Machines 60,000
Total # EG Machines 50,000
Total # EH Machines 60,000
Total # EK Machines 15,000
Total # EM Machines 10,000
Total # EN Machines 5,500
Total # ES Machines 35,000
Featherweight 221K Serial Numbers
The following are the batch serial numbers for 221k_serial_numbers machines made at the Kilbowie factory in Scotland
|From Number||To Number||Quantity||Allocation Date|
|EE 152221||EE 152720||500||25 August 1947|
|EE 452721||EE 453220||500||24 December 1947|
|EE 573424||EE 578423||5000||14 May 1948|
|EE 802479||EE 807478||5000||21 September 1948|
|EE 853479||EE 863478||10000||10 December 1948|
|EF 154176||EF 164175||10000||23 May 1949|
|EF 278731||EF 288730||10000||17 August 1949|
|EF 558931||EF 568930||10000||7 November 1949|
|EF 688016||EF 698015||10000||14 February 1950|
|EF 700569||EF 710568||10000||24 April 1950|
|EF 907629||EF 917628||10000||19 July 1950|
|EG 072001||EK 082000||10000||9 October 1950|
|EG 302861||EG 312860||10000||18 December 1950|
|EG 343861||EG 353860||5000||15 February 1951|
|EG 433821||EG 444820||11000||29 March 1951|
|EG 637821||EG 647820||10000||16 May 1951|
|EG 703321||EG 713320||10000||17 July 1951|
|EG 957781||EG 967780||10000||17 October 1951|
|EH 001027||EH 011026||10000||18 December 1951|
|EH 132547||EH 142546||10000||29 February 1952|
|EH 236097||EH 246096||10000||28 April 1952|
|EH 370347||EH 380346||10000||22 July 1952|
|EH 625778||EH 635777||10000||8 October 1952|
|EH 890433||EH 900432||10000||4 March 1953|
|EJ 211989||EJ 216988||5000||4 September 1953|
|EK 203139||EK 213138||10000||14 February 1955|
|EK 986373||EK 991372||5000||20 December 1955|
|EL 537735||EL 542734||5000||13 June 1956|
|EM 016257||EM 021256||5000||9 January 1957|
|EM 596007||EM 601006||2500||2 August 1957|
|EN 235134||EN 238133||3000||17 April 1958|
|EN 826834||EN 829333||2500||27 October 1958|
|EP 256021||EP 257520||1500||18 May 1959|
|ES 170544||ES 175543||5000||3 November 1960|
|ES 239244||ES 249243||10000||10 January 1961|
|ES 648144||ES 658143||10000||15 May 1961|
|ES 873744||ES 883743||10000||19 August 1961|
|ET 061345||ET 071344||10000||2 November 1961|
|EV 776991||EV 826990||50,000||03 March 1964|
|EV 909???||EV 998???||1964|
|EW 061691||EW 071690||10000||6 August 1968|
|EY 84????||EY 99????|
|FA 098???||FA 132???||1968/69|
|FA 202???||FA 288???||1968/69|
221K machines up until 1951 had a plain gold badge, During 1951 a special 'Centenary' badge with a blue border was used in commemaration of Singer's 100th anniversary. From 1952 a gold badge with a black patterned border was used.
Serial numbers featherweight
Where is the serial number on a featherweight?
Click to see full answer.
Keeping this in consideration, how do I identify my featherweight sewing machine?
To date your Singer Featherweight, you will need to locate the serial number on the bottom of your machine. It has two letters followed by a series of six numbers. Using the serial number you can use the charts below to find the date when your machine was given a batch assignment at the factory.
Also, when was my Singer Featherweight made? On October 3, 1933, Singer commissioned the first batch of 10,000 model 221 sewing machines, marketing them as the Singer Featherweight.
People also ask, how do I look up a singer serial number?
To identify when a model was made, you need to first find the Singer sewing machine serial number. 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.
How much is a Singer Featherweight 221 worth?
The 301/301A models are substantially less expensive than either of the Featherweight models, with current prices being $150. In contrast, the average current price for a SINGER® 221 Featherweight is $350.00. The rarer, and even more desirable, SINGER® 222K is currently selling for between $800 and $2000.
How to Date a Featherweight Sewing Machine (History, Cost)
Knowing how old your sewing machine is goes a long way in determining its value. Once you get the value then you can decide if you want to hang onto your machine or sell it to make a few extra dollars.
To find the date your machine was made, all you need is the serial number. The serial number for the featherweight begins with 2 letters and is found on the bottom of your machine. It will be in one of two places. The area next to the bottom tray and inside the bottom tray itself.
To learn more about dating the Singer Featherweight sewing machine, just continue to read our article. It has the data you need to get an accurate age and possible value. The featherweight was made between 1933 and 1961 with some extended up to 1968 or 69.
What Are Featherweight Sewing Machines?
The original Featherweight sewing machine was a lock stitch model that seemed to gain a lot of popularity very quickly. Even today they are highly valued and sought after by collectors of fine sewing machines.
The company started with the 221 and was experimenting with its final design even while production was going on. That will explain why your 221 model is a bit different from your friends’ or relatives’ models.
These machines are supposed to be easy to operate and work with. They brought a lot of ease and comfort to many people’s sewing experience. They seem to be easy to use and can be threaded without too much trouble.
Parts shouldn’t be too hard to get as they are a sewing machine that many people still use today when they can get their hands on one.
The Featherweight Sewing Machine History
It was Oct. 3, 1933, when the company commissioned its new Featherweight sewing machine model. It was called the 221 and 10,000 were ordered for the first run. Because the company hadn’t decided finally on the design there were minor differences found between these initial 10,000 sewing machines.
Then the sewing machine made its debut at the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair and the badge depicts that debut with the Chicago name and date. Just look at the badge to get a date on those initial sewing machines.
You will find these specialty badges on different featherweight machines as they commemorated different events throughout those early years. The Texas Centennial Exposition is another example of those specialty badges.
Throughout the 1930s, the machine went through a lot of minor changes, and to see those you canclick on this link. There are just too many to mention here. One keynote is that during the war years of 1942 to 1944 no Featherweight sewing machines were made. This was due to the Limitation Order L-98,
In 1953 Singer made the 222 but that machine was not marketed in America but in other western countries only. This model continued to be produced until 1961. The 221 went on to be made until 1969 although the exact number produced is not known.
How to Identify a Featherweight Sewing Machine
This may be a lot simpler than it sounds. Because the machine became so popular and Singer liked it so much, they made sure it could be identified very easily. Prior to 1953, the 221 was the only model of the featherweight made.
You can see the date of manufacture if the sewing machine is carrying one of the several different badges Singer placed on their machines. The date is quite clear as the badge honors different celebrations including its own centennial celebration.
In 1941 and 45 Singer placed blackened parts on their 221 machines as there was a ban on using chromium at the time. If your machine has an MR on it, that unit was destined for Latin American countries but some remained in America and were on the 1947 221 model approx.
Just before the company started to make the 222 model, they placed a 221 badge under the regular badge to separate it from the new model about to be released. A K was added to the 221 badge when the machines were made in the UK from 1959 to 61.
How Much Does a Featherweight Sewing Machine Weigh?
You would think that an all-metal sewing machine would weigh a ton. Most of them do but not the Singer Featherweight. That means there is a deeper meaning to the name than you may have thought.
Singer was experimenting with aluminum when it made the featherweight machine. The total weight came to about 11 pounds. Yes, you read that right. 11 pounds making it an easy sewing machine to relocate when it became necessary to do so.
This lightweight extended to the 222k which was supposed to be made for the European market.
Featherweight Sewing Machine Dimensions
Despite is lightweight, the featherweight sewing machine listed in approx. At 18 by 14 by 12 inches overall. That may not be the correct size for all the different 221 and 222 models made by Singer.
Because the company made countless changes over the years on production it stands to reason that the machine changed sizes during those decades. Some people compare the Featherweight to the classic 1957 Chevy.
Size did not matter when the machine was considered a masterpiece in engineering. That was what the featherweight was, a masterpiece showing that sewing machines can be beautiful pieces of machinery that will last a long time.
Who Painted Featherweight Sewing Machines
Most likely, the Singer company had a division that handled the painting chores when they produced their Featherweight sewing machines. They could have contracted the job out but painting 10,000 or more every year would be a giant task for any painting contractor that had a shop outside of the Singer manufacturing plants.
But if you want to upgrade the look on your classic Featherweight machine, you can go to just about any painting company that handles repainting old machines. There is a lot of work involved with repainting and not just everyone wants to do that kind of detailed work.
Your best bet would be to check with some sewing machine repair shops and see who they recommend. You could do a local internet search to find a company near you but as we have said, the sky is the limit on who can paint your sewing machine.
It may be a task for your in-home DIY expert
How Much do Featherweight Sewing Machines Cost?
The original price tag for the years between 1933 and 1950ish is between $125 and $200. Someone took the trouble to adjust for inflation and that price tag reaches about $2000 in today’s money.
The current value will range and is very subjective. It will depend on who the owner is, and emotional ties can bring the price up quite high. One person is selling their model on eBay for around $500.
Others are being sold on that website for between $170 and $600 so it will depend on the accessories you get, the condition it is in as well as other factors. There was one model selling for only $77 so don’t get your hopes up just yet.
To get top dollar the machine should work and be in the best condition possible.
How Old is My Featherweight Sewing Machine?
That is a good question. If your sewing machine has a specialty badge then you just need to look on it to find the date of your sewing machine within a year or so. The Singer centennial badge was on their 221s for 3 years.
We cannot reproduce the exact chart here but there are 3 you can use to date your featherweight. They are all found onthis website. But we can say that if your featherweight is not listed there are 3 reasons for why that takes place. Those reasons are also listed on that website and just above the chart.
Dating your Singer Featherweight is not going to be hard because Singer kept excellent records and the machines were made at the right time in history.
Featherweight Serial Numbers
The serial numbers for both the 221 and 222 are found on the bottom of the machine. Sometimes they were placed inside the bottom tray or underneath it. Generally, they will be found next to the bottom tray.
The serial numbers start with 2 letters then have 6 digits following those letters. If the first letter was an A, then it was made in New Jersey. If it had an E then it was made in Scotland and if the first letter was a J it was made in Canada.
The problem you are going to run into when you start checking serial numbers is that they did not go in order from year to year. This problem was done in all 3 locations.
Needles for your featherweight sewing machine should not be that hard to find. All you need to fit both the 221 and the 222 is the Schmetz universal 80/12. That is the easy part as the 221 and 222 do not accept the needle in the traditional manner.
When facing your machine the flat part of the needle needs to face left. It won’t work that well if you place the flat side facing right. You may end up breaking the needle or having the machine stitch badly.
The difference in the two positions is minute but large enough to make a world of difference. Like any masterpiece, it doesn't take much to ruin the performance of the machine when you make minute errors like slipping the needle in wrong.
Where to Buy Featherweight Sewing Machines
Here is the good news. There are many places that you can buy a Singer featherweight sewing machine. The bad news is that you may have a tough time deciding where you want to make your purchase.
These are very popular machines that hold their value so expect to pay a nice fee when you want to make a purchase. eBay is one location you can go to and they seem to have quite a few listed on their website.
Then you can go to Craigslist or some other internet classified website to find more models for sale. An internet search will turn up several companies that deal with Featherweight sewing machines and some of them have a lot of information on these sewing machines. One example isthis website.
Antique shops, sewing machine repair shops, and other similar places, including auction houses, should have some or a line on where you can get one model for yourself.
Finding a Featherweight Sewing Machine Manual
The first option you have is also a free option. They have PDF downloads available and several manuals that fit different 221 and 222 sewing machines. Just click hereto get to those selections.
Then you can trythis locationif the first one does not have the one you want. If you do not want to buy a manual, there is one you can read onlineat this link. Whether it matches your unit or not is another question.
eBay may have some for sale. Just put Singer Featherweight manuals in the search box and see which ones come up.
Some Final Words
Owning a masterpiece in engineering helps build your self-confidence and give you a rise in status in the sewing machine world. Owning the Featherweight sewing machine may well be the best feather in your cap you can get.
Both the 221 and 222 are superb machines that should work well even after 80 years of previous service. Go with the best to get the best results and satisfaction from your work.
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