I recently found an old singer sewing machine at a Christmas fair. I’ve been looking for one to use for a while, so my keen eye spotted it when I was browsing some of the other stalls at the fair. As I was there all weekend, with my own stall, I kept popping back to have a look, and debated it right till the end of the Sunday, when my friend Elli persuaded me that I really should buy it!
The first of these details is the serial number. With this number, and a couple of great websites I was able to find out that it was made in 1904 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.
There are also beautiful decorations covering the machine and base. Although the machine’s case is very plain, a simple dark wood curved case, that lifts over the machine, but beautiful in it’s simplicity. And, this particular one still has it’s key so that the case can be locked!
If anyone is interested in researching their own machine, or need a manual for one, here are a couple of links that will help you.