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Singer Serial Numbers Revealed: How Old Is Your Sewing Machine?

how old is your singer sewing machine

Singer sewing machines have a long and rich history, dating as far back as 1851. These beautiful machines have evolved over the years but are still standing the test of time. Some of the older models are highly sought after by collectors and sewing enthusiasts. If you’ve nabbed one of these beautiful bargains at a local market, it’s worth identifying the age and model of your machine. You might have picked up a rare antique.

Whether you want to pick up one of your own older models because you love the history, aesthetic or nostalgia of the piece, they’re easily still found on the market if you know what you’re looking for. So, how old is my Singer sewing machine? To identify when a model was made, you need to first find the Singer sewing machine serial number. It’s near the on/off switch on newer machines, and on the front panel or on a small plate on older machines.

Once you’ve found the number, match it to the date in our chart to discover the age of your machine

old singer sewing machine model

Why do Singer Sewing Machines have Serial Numbers?

Singers have always been marked with serial numbers ever since production began. Each number is corresponding to a model from a certain date, and even location. All Singer sewing machines up until 1900 have no letter prefix, and came from all around the world. The Singer company eventually managed their production from all their factories to match up with the serial number flow.

How to choose a valuable model

The first thing to look for if you’re after a collector’s Singer machine, is the age of the item. 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.

Quality also plays an important part in the value of the model. As expected, high quality, functioning machines are more sought after than damaged ones and tend to be a better option. Machines that don’t function at all may not be worth collecting. However, if you find a damaged machine that can be repaired, it may still be a worthwhile purchase.

From a collector’s viewpoint, there are a select amount which are valuable enough to be classed as real collectors’ items. This includes any of the machines that come with their own table, blacksides which have a black instead of polished finish, and the vintage 221 and 222 Featherweight models. These rare models can fetch around £500 or even more, if they’re in perfect working order.

The History of Singer Sewing Machines

The Singer brand is synonymous with being the best in the business.  After opening a local factory in Glasgow, in 1867, the machines were flying off the shelves. Popularity only grew and factories opened worldwide. By World War 2, the Singers were actually producing guns and bullets as a priority to sewing machines. They only continued making those in their spare time. Isaac Singer was the founder of the company, and the first to create treadle powered, belt powdered and eventually electricity powered sewing machines. Isaac Singer boasts a unique story, and was a pioneer of the sewing industry. Funnily enough, with an ‘enthusiastic’ approach to women, Isaac even hired female demonstrators to disprove that women were too incompetent to work a machine. This enthusiastic approach to women continued into his private life, where he had a total of 24 children!

wooden cabinet singer machine

Designs Throughout The Years

Singer treadle sewing machines are one of the most popular Singer antiques. They are still found in auctions and antique dealers today. These older machines were made of heavy duty components and replaceable parts. So they are still used, and are incredibly long-lasting. A treadle sewing machine is powered by a foot pedal, and runs mechanically by the user pushing back and forth on the pedal. A reliable, eco-friendly machine, many sewers still prefer to use this type of model today.

The design has naturally changed over the years with advances in technology. Electric motors and bolt-on lights were introduced to the machines in 1921. The treadle tables gradually faded away to chunky box bottoms in the 1930s. Use of new materials throughout the 20th century made the design sleeker and lighter, and allowed for new functions to be introduced.

Today’s Singers

Today’s machine can cost from as little as £85 up to £1300, depending on the functions and type of machine. But why is Singer so popular? It’s not only due to the rich history, but the fact that they cater to all sewing needs. Singer has a reputation for creating innovative machines. They were the first to ever introduce electric, zigzag and electronic machines which were targeted to the home sewing market. Offering affordable machines with a multitude of features which are readily available, made them likely the most popular brand out there.

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, want an electronic or a mechanical machine, work with embroidery or patchwork, there’s something for everyone. Every model has a unique range of useful functions such as automatic needle threaders and even LCD screens, which is part of what makes the brand the go-to for sewers.

modern singer sewing machine

How old is your new (old) Singer sewing machine? Don’t forget to match your serial number to our chart and discover its age!

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  • My GT grandmother’s machine that I have had mother of pearl on the plate inside…I know it is 1800s but is it rare

    • L1031440 is the # on my machine. Can not find it on the chart. Need to know the year made and where. Thanks

  • The Singer history is fascinating. Great to find a chart! My model is AD181298 and is written in French. This number doesn’t come up on your chart, but it’s between 1900 and 1942 I guess?

  • Cannot find my singer number
    It’s Y 1073600

  • I’m sorry but I do not understand your chart. My serial number begins with a G and then seven numbers, I don’t see that on your chart. I see GA but no G
    Any assistance that you could give me would be much appreciated. I need to find an owners manual and a new cord.
    Thank You
    Mindy Hamilton

  • I picked up an old singer at a odd and ends shop. The serial number, which is located on the top under the gold Singer emblem. I do not see it on your chart. The number is AD745900. Is that the serial number and if it is could you tell me the age? It is in beautiful and looks similar to the model on your website above, the one with the red fabric.

    Thank you

  • I have an old Singer serial # ADC 62518, motor # 48 8013, 100-110 volts 0.6AMP, DC 7 25 to 75 cycles, Catalog B.U.7–E. It is in a cabinet with a knee bar used to run the motor. It is NOT a treadle. I would like to give it to a young girl to use. Is it possible to have it fixed to running order? We have a singer store close to us but I thought I would do some research before I sent it in to them. I assume they will tell me they can’t fix it. Thank you!

  • I cannot find my serial number on your chart. My serial number is

    Please tell me the date it was made and the model number if possible.
    Thank you

    • I can’t find the serial number for my machine the only number I have is AH584282

  • I want to find out how old my mother’s machine is. Where do I find the serial number. I have looked all over and do not see any sort of stamp or tag.

  • Hello i have a old singer leather machine how many value this machine the serial number is.: 12860455

  • i have 2 singer sewing machines model numbers 717 and 227. could you tell me when they were built. thank you

  • Im trying to figure out how old my singer sewing machine model number L850778

  • my singer machine serial number is L807206 any ideas as to age? ed

  • My machine is not listed on the chart. It starts with AB. What does this mean?

  • I have singer Trade mark 1886 serial 9263063 ,can tell value, thanks

  • My machine is Y357105 and I’m trying to find out it’s age and model number so I can get an instruction book
    Can you tell me as I looked at the chart and can’t see any with single letter and 6 digit numbers

  • I have one with
    Y9159739…and l dont see that listed?

  • Thank you, Very informative article. My name is Sam from Soweto,Johannesbug, South Africa. I grew up with Singer sewing machine. My mother used to make school shirts for me in the 60’s using her Singer. She is now 94yrs old and still has the machine. Why did Singer use a grapevine design on their older machines?

  • Dear Melody, what was the inspiration behind the Singer sewing machine grapevine design on their older machine?
    Thanks, Sam

  • i have a singer 7108 iwould like to know how old it is

  • can i get a walking foot for singer 7108

  • Singer Sewing Motor – How do I find out what year it was made?

  • I read the # on my machine as: AE125632

    Cant find it on the chart.

    Even if I misread the initial letters there is no AG of that number

    • I have a Vintage Singer Sewing Machine -D561121 – Black & Gold -and can’t find the code

  • I have a Singer machine, Model #18871448, but I can’t seem to figure out how to get the date off your chart. Could you please help?

  • Singer USA 32658

  • On front # AC982312

  • The singer sewing machine I found has a serial number that I can’t seem to find on the chart


    Any help in placing am age and value would be appreciated

  • Hi we have a Singer which appears identical to the picture at the top of your article. Code is Y 7393875. It is in perfect condition and has an instruction book for a Singer 66.

  • We have a Antique Singer Sewing Machine AD 180132 that we are trying to find the age of but we could not find it on your list. is there any sites that might be able to help?

  • I just purchased model AF23158

    I could not find the year on the chart. Any idea what year my machine is? Simanco, USA

  • I have a old singer. AF727884 SIMAMNCO USA 21 WHAT DO YOU THINK

  • I have a old singer. AF727884 SIMAMNCO USA 21 HOW OLD IS IT

  • trying to identify myold singer sewing machine in a wood cabinet.The serial number is
    AC464845 and the motor number is 4679044. Catalog B.U.7-E. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank You

  • Where can I find a wood base for this machine?
    The dome lid is ok.
    Thanks, Curt

  • Interesting article, thank you. We have an old treadle type Singer Sewing machine which could be of Australian manufacture – serial number Y2225379 – which does not fit into your chart scheme. How do we tell when this was made?

  • My Singer Treadle machine serial number is #AB318730. I’m having problems locating it’s manufacture year. Can anyone help?

  • My singer Machine model has a g 412-2149 number I don’t know what year it was made can you help me

  • My machine is a G572167, but the chart lists two-letter model numbers.
    Do you have any information on this movie model?

  • We’re there any singer models that did not have the Singer logo in all capital letters

  • You seem to have ‘Y’ 1925 made at Elizabethport missing from your chart????

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  • Thanks for the historical information on Singer sewing machines. It was helpful to me.

  • How old is my sewing machine serial number is SA 584391

  • I have a treadle sewing machine serial number G9062625 and I’m trying to find out the year of it

  • I just purchased this old singer. I hav e looked in your chart and nothing begins with AA. MY NUMBER IS AA978720. There are some pieces missing I would like to replace where would you suggest

  • I have a vintage SINGER sewing machine that is fairly old given to me by my aunt. I really wanted to know the year it was made. I checked the date chart ON HERE and I can’t find my serial number there. The actual serial number is: AB577022

    Can anyone help me?

  • My singer sewing machine shows AA574906. Is that the model or the serial number? Im trying to find out the value.

    Thank you

  • Hello, I have an old singer. The number is not listed in your chart. Wondered if you could help me figure it out. The number is G6941116.

  • I am still trying to find out the age of my machine AC734441. Met.#4728793
    Any help would be appreciated.

  • My singer is has 4 patent dates ranging from 1880-1890 with Egyptian motifs in gold, any ideas?

  • I just bought a sewing machine, old model of Singer.
    Would someone be able to help me find where and how I can access the manual?
    SER. 9511237
    110-120 VOLTS
    25-75 CYC. & D.C.
    0.53 AMP.
    Made in Canada 1949

  • How old is my ae504265 model?

  • Hi – I have a Singer Sewing Machine that was my grandmother’s; serial number F9619868 but can’t see this on your chart. Any idea what year it’s from?

    Many thanks,


  • I have a Singer machine that appears to be from the late 1950’s or early 1960’s but the serial #G9721421 does not fit in with the chart that you have published. Any idea why?

    This machine has beautiful gold filigree and it runs but needs a drive belt. Is this one of the Japanese post-war knock-offs or a real Singer?

  • I’ve just found a Singer 344951, 1869,at our local tip. Can I get parts do you think? Needs slide plate over bobbin feed.

  • I have an old siger machine. The decals are wore out can you send me to a place so I can buy them , my machine it’s just like the one on this web site I’ll thank you in advansefor your time.

  • I’m looking for somebody to help me with my singer sewing machine number 115, G7297399 I believe it was made in 1886. It comes with the original singer sewing machine book. I can send pictures if you need them. I’m looking to sell this machine it’s been in my family a long time. Thank you

  • What is the age of this Singer serial number Y4568376

  • Any idea how old my mom’s old Singer sewing machine is. Unfortunately, it wasn’t listed in the chart. The serial number is AF347812. I should have taken pictures of the machine while threaded – before she got dementia and passed away.

  • My mother in law had a Singer sewing machine with the serial # B1270688 Anyone interested ? e mail me if interested.

  • My Singer treadle sewing machine has a serial number AB300200. I don’t see that anywhere on your chart. Trying to find out how old it is. Any help would be appreciated.

  • I have. AC 792293 what year is it

  • I have a singer and would like to know the age of it, the number is Re50927.

  • My treasure is very much like the picture on your site Paige AA402123 is the plate number can’t gind any info about it pls can you help

  • I have an old singer sewing machine the only number I could find ad29883 and #4do you have any
    information on this machine

  • I came across a singer here in San Antonio Texas. With a serial number AC019786.
    Could you send me or contact me with a little more information? Thanks in advance

  • My singer had the number AF553531, I couldn’t find it on the chart.

  • Have a Singer Manufacturing machine with serial #AF576763, we are looking for a date but can not find one. Could someone help us?

  • I don’t see a serial number group for my antique singer sewing machine on the chart. The serial number for my machine is H455110. Would you be able to tell me the age or how I can identify the age and possible it’s value? It is in excellent condition with everything there; attachments and accessories, instruction booklets, bobbins, etc.

  • Hello, my machine has an AB prefix, and it’s not on your chart, how old is it?

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  • Can the power cord on an English machine be converted to US voltage?

  • I have a serial number of AG 315184. It is not on your chart. What model is it?

  • I have my mothers Singer sewing machine which is still in very good working order. Its serial number is B381647 and unfortunately when it was recently transported the sliding plate (64mm X 73mm) adjacent the needle assembly was lost, much to my disappointment. I would be grateful if I could replace the plate to bring it back to working order. If someone could please respond to my email on their availability I would be most grateful.

  • Your chart does not show any model numbers between 1900 and 1943; how do you identify one from that time?

  • We have an old Singer with the shuttlecock emblem. Its serial is G8919299., no other letter than just the G.
    Can you date this machine. It looks good with the filigree, but much of the wiring is frayed and not sure it currently works.

  • i have an antique machine yet I am not sure of age model number is on the front g9761110 or g9751110

  • I have my grandparents singer AMA 500098. AH 375240. It still works. How much should I sale it far if my daughter doesn’t want it?

  • I own a Singer Sewing Machine and the Number is F6933177. It has an ornate timber hood. Would you please give me some information regarding this machine?
    Many thanks

  • I want to buy a Singer Stylist #478 but I would like to know how much these units were new…Where to find ? What is the current rate for the unit today?

  • I have a vintage Singer sewing machine with a serial number that I can’t locate AJ751819, can you please help me.

  • Our machine has Serial No. F5644025
    which isn’t in the table?

  • I have a 1959 singer sewing machine serial number EP474149 in perfect condition with all accesories its in brown and beig. I was wondering how much it is worth . I live in surrey and was wondering if you knew some place that can value my machine.

    Kind regards

  • I have a few singer sewing machines my recent one I cannot trace the serial number is ec546282 can you help me kind Regards Garry Baker

  • Hello
    what is my sewing machine still “Singer ME155791 … Singer 125270” worth?
    He/she’s from begin 1934.

  • I purchased an old Singer at a garage sale. The serial number is H978493 and it has the “Thistle” decal. I found out it was manufactured in 1908 So it is 100 years old. I would like the machine to go to someone who wants it. Can you help with that?

  • I have a singer G8145066 sewing machine in a brown carrying box. This machine works well and is so beautiful. ,internet says that number can’t be found. Does anyone know its age and value?

  • My mother was given an antique singer machine. The serial number is AA 815151. I can’t find it on the document on this site. Can you give me any idea of how old it is? Any information?

  • Hi I have a old singer sewing machine it has this number on
    It’s a large sewing machine
    I wondered if u could tell me a price etc as I think it’s an old antique

  • Location or image of Singer serial number please. I’ve seen one a black & gold model at Goodwill with a number plate at base of wheel side. with a set numbers… 14211884….

  • Dear Melody,

    Thank you for your information on the singer!
    I tried to find mine, which has the serial number: C 1134443, but I can’t find it in your list. What can I do?

    Greetings from Germany

  • My serial number is not listed, AG17241

  • J’ai une machine à coudre marque the SINGER MANFG’CO référence V1377215 Je veux savoir de quelle année ?

  • I have a singers potable machine with the serial number JA088563 how old would this machine be its in a brown case

  • We have 2 singer sewing machines F1985337 and F3155527 but can’t find out how old they are. Can you help please

  • AD machines not on chart

  • Really interesting. So glad you’ve specified “antique” which has a legal definition of 100 years in most countries for sewing machines. One little note: the plural of Singer is “Singers” not “Singer’s”–that’s possessive.

  • I appreciate your information. I have a Singer portable machine in wood case. It has number AF601287 on front panel. I do not see this number in the chart. Can you tell me anything about it? year, make, etc.

  • i’m trying to find out what the age of my singer sewing machine.i got it from my father when he passed i have the cereal number.

  • Hello, very interesting page. I was wondering if anybody could help me? I work in an antiques shop and have got a nice Singer machine, and it’s number stes it between 1853 and 1854, but it is in a box/case from what seems the 1930’s….

  • I have double needle serial number w1206846. What year is it

  • Your chart with Singer serials is OK, but didn’t gave me an answer.
    My serial has only 1 letter, “V”, and a 6 numbers.
    Which category is supposed to be included in?

  • My Singer machine is a G 7082792.What is its ?

  • I just picked up a vintage Singer with model number AD438415…this is not on the chart. Can you tell me what year it is?

  • I have a Singer portable sewing machine that has the number AE400334? I didn’t find it on your chart. Can you tell me how old it is or where I can find that out?

  • My hand crank Singer sewing machine was bought in the 1920′ s. Sometime in the 1940’s or 1950’s it was adapted for use electrically with a foot pedal.
    It hasn’t been used since the 1970’s, but it was still in operating condition at that time.
    The number on the front is Y29997 . There may be another mark at the end of the number, but it’s not legible.
    The machine is in good condition. The wood cover is slightly scratched.

    What is it worth?

  • Wondering how old this machine is? Serial number is

  • We have a Singer pedal operated type cast iron legs and top box wooden cover serial no V1118857 in good condition how much is it worth ? It’s up for sale

  • My treadle machine is in excellent condition. It has the serial number y4578879. Can someone please tell me how old it is as it does not seem to fit anywhere on the chart.
    Thank you

  • Mine is not on the chart.
    Can you give me an idea?

  • Melody,
    You say that before 1900 the Singers didn’t have a letter prefix. I have found an old black finish treadle machine with the serial number B752696. I am trying to learn more about it. Where would you suggest I go to learn more?
    Thank you for your article.

  • unable to match serial 13608 M would like owners manaul

  • What happened to 1900 -1943 My machine ag208436

  • Hi.. how old my simanco sewing machine? With serial number 45211 and made by singer? If i will sell it how much?

  • i have a sewing machine that does not appear to be on the chart for discovering its age? F5874338 the instruction with it states that it covers models 127 & 128, but produced in April 1915?

    Any help appreciated it has been inthe family for a long time.

  • Where can I sell my old singer sewing machine?
    Vacaville CA
    221 feather weight model
    AL 535338

  • Have a vintage? #221-1, works perfect, what would it be worth. Can’t find any numbers on it but read where there was no serial numbers b4 1950. Have a receipt from where it was it was serviced on 11/17/1948

  • I have an old singer sewing machine. I can’t seem to find the serial number. On my machine it reads AA575471. Any thoughts? Am I reading the chart wrong?

  • Can’t seem to find my machine on your chart list. The number on my machine is AB 173367. If anyone knows the year, it would really be helpful. I broke the belt on it today 😢. I need a new belt and could also use an instructional book. This machine was my grandmothers and would really like to let my grandchildren sew with it. Thanks for any help you can provide.

  • My mom has this type of sewing machine,when she was still an adult, the last time she used the singer sewing machine was like im not so sure,but ever since i know the machine it has never been used, its a bit rusty now but. There are some metal part thats kinda shiny…i mean the part ever get rusted. I found it out 20 mins ago, thanks to google i saw your article based on old collections of singer…you can mail me directly on my email i need to know more about the sewing machine…i download the serial number pdf…but sorry i got lost… here on the machine i saw D447353 and i saw another it says SINGER 173821.. i dunno really know how to check..ill mail you the pictures if you want.. thank you.. im deji from nigeria

  • Hi Melody, really interesting read, thank you! Age chart very useful too except that my machine doesn’t start with any of the letter prefixes suggested – begins with a single Y then 7 numbers… does this mean it’s pre-1900 or just a random one that slipped through in the 1900’s? Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • I need help finding where I can order a small screw on the Bobbin of my singer Touch & Sew 600E
    I appreciate any help you can give

  • I can not locate my model number in the chart. AE629988. Can you help me identify it please? I have not had luck on the internet other than your chart being relatively close but EA…
    Thanks in advance!

  • How old is my singer sowing machine
    Serial number 7567487

  • my sewing machine says AF822766 can you tell me how old it is please.
    Thank you,
    Olivia Golden

  • I have a Singer, model number AD831208. There were no AD models on the chart. The date on the instructions booklet have the latest copyright as 1941. Suggestions?

  • Where are the serial numbers from AA to AF? My machine’s number is not listed.

  • Our family has handed down a singer many times. I went to look it up to get it’s age, but could not find an AE 281.295
    Anyone have suggestions?
    Thank you,

  • I have a 1948 Singer EE644518 in the original cabinet ( where the machine is set for the needle to be in center of your body -instead of to the left as most other cabinets)
    It runs and I was curious how much they are worth ? And if there’s a site that sells the other feet etc that will fit it or can it be crossed referenced or did it have the extra feet

  • Can anyone tell me the information about this particular Singer sewing machine Year date model cetera

  • I have a singer sewing machine with a serial number on a plate, which would indicate that it is older. However, the number is preceded by the letter G. Using the chart, I could not determine the age. Could you help me out?

    I am trying to estimate how old my grandmother’s Singer sewing machine is but did not see the same model in the pictures. Model # JA381183 appears to be 1924. It seems to be a portable machine with a curved wooden box cover. The other distinguishing note is the metal bar that fits on the right side of the machine to start and stop. It is controlled by the operator’s leg.

  • My singer’s serial begins with ‘AC’ 096726. It doesn’t appear to be in your chart. Can you tell when this one was made? Thanks

  • Hello I have one with the number, AD201343. I do not see this number on your chart. I do not see AD at all. Can you help?

  • Hello and thanks for the useful, no, brilliant information. !! I collect old Singer machines and the clones here in France…Interesting hobby for an old engineer.
    I have been told that the K on for example 19K comes from the plant at Kilmarnock in Scotland. No sure about this but as you say machines were made in Scotland.
    Machines here in France are generally clones, but there are many very old French makes.

    Thanks once again for all the info and taking the time to put it all together

    George Styer

  • Thank you for this nice blog on the Singer sewing machine. I hope you can help — I have an old Singer I just love, only I can’t identify the model and I don’t see the listing in your chart. I looks almost exactly like the one at the beginning of your blog (with the red thread and red material), but you didn’t list the model. Mine is electric and has reverse sewing with a number plate: G4661343. Engraved on the bobbin plate are several patent dates, the last one is June, 14, 1910.

  • Hi! I have an old Singer, and I looked on your chart, but my serial# is not even close to any of yours. Mine starts with AG. I had my husband check it because he is used to finding serial numbers that are stamped on engine parts. : }
    It is entirely possible that I’m doing something wrong, but the # looks genuine and is pretty clear. I found it underneath the machine, stamped into the metal underneath, toward the front. Where do I look now?
    Thanks for your help.

  • While cleaning out my grandpa’s house we found over 4 old singer machines the one that caught my eye was a black and gold one JA 542674 I need to learn how to sew.

  • Hello,

    My name is Ana and my mom gave me a sewing machine when I was really young but can’t remember is I was 10,11 or 12. I have a singer creative touch 1036 and would like to know when it was made and maybe I can figure out how old I was. My machine still works and I love it. Unfortunately my mom is very old and cannot remember when she got it for me. She bought it used. If you can help I would greatly appreciate it.


  • I’m so excited because my mom surprised me & had my grandmother’s treadle sewing machine cabinet refinished. It is gorgeous! As a young girl I remember being intrigued by it. Grandma Ingrid would let me pump the pedal & I’d play with her spools of thread & fabic swatches. I’ve been wondering how old it actually is and would like to refurbish the sewing machine itself. I did Google the serial # (G0123537) and I think it was manufacturered around 1940, but I’m not sure. I’d love to learn more about its history, get “her” manual & find out how to get her functioning again! The more I look at it and discover new things about it, the more excited I get. “She” seems to be coming alive! Any suggestions about how to get her refurbished?
    “She” lives in Northwestern Minnesota & is happy to be out of the shed & into a new home!

  • I have an old Singer in fair condition. Cabinet is nice though. But, it has two serial numbers so I have not determined the year it was manufactured. I have not called Singer, yet. The numbers are ‘1652301’ and ‘256301’. Both numbers are located at the base. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Hi, I just found out that my Singer sewing machine I inherited from my late mother, was manufactured in 1937 and that makes it 81 years old now, but still rocking it.

    Unfortunately I had to attached a motor to run it electrically since I’m already 65yo, and paddling it tires me a lot.

    Hope it’ll go on rocking for another 81 years..

  • Just wondering how much my machine worth number on it is f2427999

  • This is a nice article about singer sewing machine, Singer is a great brand and I liked it very much as I a using it from past 4 years and have no issue with this brand. Thanks for sharing it.

  • I’m trying to find out who collects or buys old singer sewing machines? I want to get rid of my moms old singer sewing machine and cabinet.

  • AB738476 how old

  • I have and old singer sewing machine model number is 13778224 I and trying to find out when it was manufactured and where.

  • I have a singer sewing machine and need to find out the date it was made.. how do I find out how much it is worth and how old it is?

  • My Singer sewing machine has the serial no EF524508 electric benchtop model which belonged to my mother rest her soul.
    It is in perfect working condition with the joinery case in good condition. It needs to be re-varnished.
    Would like to confirm Model and age (Guessing late 1940 early 50’s
    Plus Idea of current value

  • We have a singer sewing machine that was purchased sometime in the 1960’s. It has a foot pedal and is electric. We were wondering what the value would be?

  • Just wondering how old my singer 29k53 is

  • I am trying to figure out how old my new singer treadle machine is. It was just given to me by a friend from my quilting group.

    The serial n umber is

    Any help woulod be greatly appreciated.

  • I have Singer machine Needs new belt. My Grandmother taught me how to sew and make my own. Barbie clothes. Serial # G6023886. It is fancy painted in a cabinet. Need to sell, but How much?

  • any help serial no Y9429485

  • I owned a very old singer sewing machine it comes to me from my late mother whom inherited from her grandmother who was in Ghana Africa.
    I think this sewing machine is over a hundred years old and that’s before the world war one

  • I owned a very old singer sewing machine it comes to me from my late mother whom inherited from her grandmother who was in Ghana Africa.
    I think this sewing machine is over a hundred years old and that’s before the world war one I’m trying to find how much it worth as an antique piece.


  • I have a old treadle sewing machine all I can find on it is
    Brand is Singer
    Simanco 13

  • Sorry incorrectly sent
    Singer sewing machine
    Simanco. 13

    How old would it be

  • Trying ti find the age and model of a singer I just purchased. SN. AD817951
    Motor # B.R.7-5387702.

  • I’m inquiring about a Singer Model#AB885412. I was given this beautiful antique looking piece and am trying to find out how old this Singer sewing machine is and what type of sewing machine it is. May you enlighten pls?

  • I have an old Singer sewing machine EA112905. How do I find out its value?

  • My machine starts with serial y so how old is it?

  • would you possibly have the chart for the serial numbers still available? If so how would I obtain a copy? I have a friend who just received an old treadle Singer sewing machine from her brother (it was her Mother’s) and she would like to know more information about it if we can find it. It is in beautiful condition. Thank you so much for any help you may provide!

  • I have a Singer Sewing Machine from my mom. Serial #966038. How old is this? Good condition. Has old round key to put in lock on side of brown case. Is it worth anything?

  • what’s my singer worth and how old is it. my book says 1920 and thew serial number is G9762947

  • I have a singer sewing machine with a pink S on the emblem. Can you tell me what year and why it has a pink S on the emblem

  • I have a singer sewing machine that says patented USA, December 11-1900,March 5-1901,July 23-1901 December 31, 1901 July 21,1903 June 14-1910 it has G3220369, but I can not find it in the charts or anywhere, can anytime help? Thank you.

  • Bought in 1963 ish, I have an electric Singer machine that works with a knee bar rather than a pedal. Does anyone know about these? Are they rare? Do they have value? Last time I tried it it worked but it is too heavy for me to lift it now.

  • I have got an antique singer sewing machine. The model number is 3138474. I cannot find any information on this model. The needles I use are singer hexagon 127×1. Can you tell me where I can get these needles?

  • I found and old Singer model number G0519095 with a wooden domed box cover with handle and leg detached lever. Serial # 2169263 . Could you let me know what year it is. It is smaller and has red in the design.

  • I would like to know what age my singer sewing machine is 64867157. Thanks

  • I have a model no. 56602651

  • How old is my machine?
    Serial No: K11073166

  • How old is my singer sewing machine L63-841

  • Hello I have a singer treadle sewing machine and would like to know the year the number is 11876638. Or if you can give me a email address to find out the year.
    Thank you

  • I just bought an old sewing machine “Free Sewing machine from Illnois based company. The serial number is C226741. I would also like to fix it to use it however it did not come with any bobbins, so I would like to know how to find them. Thank you for any and all information you could provide for me.

  • i wondering about singer sewing machine the number on bottom of it is f712886b

  • Looking for information and value of the following eh 182229

  • Singar 175 battan stich price swo

  • I have a machine EG852819 in perfect condition – can you please tell me how old and any history

  • I inherited my machine but I am having trouble ageing it .I know it to be pre – 1900 and from Glasgow as this due to the family Ayrshire is where they are from

  • Can not find serial number G5252751 of my singer machine. Do you have any ideas?

  • Hi Melody, I enjoyed your article about Collectable Singer sewing machines. I have one that predates 1900 as there is no letter prefix in the serial number. When I accessed the manufacturing date chart, it said there was no information available about my machine which has serial number: 10845806. The number is quite clear and readable. Can you help me date this, or suggest some other manner of doing so. Also, I need a few parts for it to make it functional. Is there an outlet you can recommend to me to contact in the USA? Thank you for your assistance.
    Peter Jones

  • I want to have my mother’s old Singer sewing machine bought in the 1960s restored as memory now that she has passed on. I don’t know if the number MBC 41190 etched on base plate is the serial number or model number.

    Where is the closest contact point to assistance? I live in Papua New Guinea.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  • i am trying to find some information about a singer sewing machine. There is a number on it of: AD962240. I am wondering about the age of this machine and a bit about it. Please help me find the information about this machine. Thank you.

  • Hi,

    I’m trying to find the age and country of manufacture of my Singer sewing machine serial number F7617409.



  • Singer sewing machines Serial#H8437692. Cap#BAJ3-8

  • how much is this machine worth new mine is second hand and i don’t have a booklet with it is it possible to get a booklet

  • Hello My singer sewing machine serial number is JD032959 T above the serial # there is these number 15J. The chart you have . the page for it is no longer available. How old with the sewing machine ? On the sewing machine it as The Singer Manufacturing Co. Can you help me with dating my singer. I have own it all of my married life which is 54 years. It was pre-owned by an elderly lady. Also I have a question. Where could I purchase a walking foot for this machine. I do quilting & need one in the worse way.
    Thank you.

  • We have a singer cabinet sewing machine and what we can find on it is
    Catw2c3-8 and we are just try to find out the year and today’s value. Can you please help us and send us all info that you have

  • i have a very old model singer sewing machine. is it possible to find out the model with its serial number. I am hailing from India

  • Pls i need advice an a singer machine is just bigger as a sigeret box

  • Hi. I have numerous old singer sewing machines that I would like to know the age of. One is EG287399 and the other is EG582190. If you could let me know that would be great. Thanx Trisha

  • Your chart to determine the age of my vintage machine did not come up for me.
    Can you tell me the age of serial # AK321651 and its approximate value now?

  • I just bought an old antique sewing machine and it’s serial number is j853815 and I can’t find a match or something like it , so I wish to know if someone can help me . It’s not round but it’s cubic and it’s hand driven

  • How much is my Singer Sewing Machine worth SN# AM257196 with cabinet and all Accessories.

    Cabinet and machine in excellent condition. Also has a metal sign in front that is marked 15.

  • I am 93 years old and would like to know how old my singer the number isD391000 and its a27 model ii think thanks for your. Help

  • I have 7 singer machines and want to find out how old they are.and some have parts made in japan

  • Trying to find my model and make singer g76 70017 and what’s the difference of the the details and the Machines

  • How can I find out what my old singer sewing machine was manufactured the only number on the machine are k6099627 or eg885205 BRK thankbyou

  • Good afternoon:

    I have an antique Singer Sewing machine that I am trying to find out it’s value. It belonged to my grandmother, and there is a serial number associated with the machine. Where can I go find out if it is worth anything

  • I have a Singer Sewing machine 15 serial no EC 265528, was wondering how old it was ?

  • I have Singer sewing machine and the only numbers I can find on it are located at the very bottom wheel side of the machine. It is a plate that says made in Great Britain AMF 95 CY 50-90 13680M 110 volt. Is this the serial number? If notcwhere else could it be found. It’s not on the front or back of machine. What is this machine valued at.


  • I have a Singer Industrial Sewing Machine that has no manual or instructions but would like to know how old it is. Machine still works great. Details of the machine are
    Serial Number EM430868
    Number on front plate is 31K15

    Any information you could give me regarding this machine would be greatly appreciated.

  • I read your story about the singer sewing machine and you commented several times about how to find out how old a machine is by looking at the serial number chart you had .
    Thing is I couldn’t find the “CHART” you spoke about .WTH.

  • We have antique singer sewing machine. The other parts is made of a Narraa tree. The designs are made spider web inspired. But I want to know if it’s true… That this is more than a hundred years.😋

  • Can’t find chart which gives aged of singer sewing machines. Where is the website please?

  • Hi,
    I have a very old singer machine which my late mother left to us and it still works well despite a little bit weather beaten on the wooden table.
    Just wondering if i was able to get some more info about it from the serial number which is y1885309 it also has a bsmall riveted brass plarque on the front of it with 31k20 on it any ideas?
    Many thanks, Rob Allen.

  • Hi I have a singer sewing machine it was my Aunt Annies and she gave it to me 25 years ago. I have down sized and have no room for it.
    Where do I start to find a good home for it and to know what it is worth?

  • Have singer Merritt 3140. Cannot find any information about it

  • Singer electric sewing machine
    Serial number EJ785203
    Made in Great Britain

  • Yes I have some old singer sewing machines I would like to get the age of I can give you the silver number arm for Dave you need if you can respond back to me and let me know is that they’re what you need okay thank you very much I know some people has books where they can reflect to the book and go by the cell never say how it is I don’t know if you’ll have those books still available if you do I would like to acquire one thank you

  • I have a old antique singer sewing machine, I know it’s pre 1900.
    It works , just needs a needle and belt. I really would like to know the year it was made. It has numbers for the serial number and I understand the list to date it was lost. I’m hoping some one can help me date it. Thanks

  • I have an old Singer sewing machine and I found a number 15876707 is that the serie number?

  • Hi Melody,
    I have a Singer Sewing Machine that I know for a fact was made between 1851 and 1870. I have a file with the serial numbers and since the logs were lost between those years, I know my number is from those years. The serial number is 00491203. The research I did shows if there are no letters in the serial number you can be sure it was manufactured prior to 1900. Just curious of what you think I should do.

  • trying to find age of singer 221-1 ser# af409818

  • Hi I’m trying to find out info on a singer model number 00491203 in a cabinet. I know iit is somewherre between 1850 and 1870

  • Hi there it’s impossible to get to the chart for the age of a singer sewing machine .. “page not found”

  • I hawe singer K1

  • How old is my sew mechine # cat.BZ 10-8 s.s. Au52-16-5

  • I would like to know how old is my machine with a serial # AM234370, can you please tell

  • AD056861 is the serial number on my singer sewing machine. I cant seem to find a match for that number anywhere. Would anyone know ?

  • Your charts link doesn’t work and I’m looking to find how old mine is that I have got from my mother, i there are two numbers on mine which I’m not sure which is which, ‘0476 C’ and there is ‘60313092’ I would be very appreciative if you could help. Thank you.

  • Good day,
    I have an vintage Singer sewing machine with serial number: R739462.
    Can you please tell me the date of manufacture and what is it worth today?

    Thank you kindly
    (Mrs) Oberholzer
    083 601 5733 (RSA)

  • hello, searching on the internet something about my singer machine i’m a found your post. Now my problem is what on my machine they have a serial number plate. How do I know how much about my singer? My singer has some special lick and I have not found anything like this on the internet.

  • I have two antique Singer Sewing Machines can you help me get a year make? The ss#’s are: AE761755 and AD709804. One was my grandmother’s and as a family heirloom, I would really like to know for my children, as I am 75, therefore one of them will get this treasure. Thanks for your help. Betty Cutler.

  • there is no age chart

  • My wife and I have several Singer machines. Mother gave us an old Singer,It is in a cabinet that the top comes off. It is a peddle model. I can not find a SR# on it but the only thing can find is a 13 under the machine,,Ant ideas?

  • Greetings, I have an old Singer sewing machine, serial number C2327584, and I am interested in the year of manufacture. Thanks for the help, Tatjana

  • Where’s the chart have old singer trying to find out yesr

  • I have bought a machine model number EG 869085 and was wondering what age it is. Still has original instructions and box of feet,bobbins etc.

  • Hi guys
    I have just purchased a treadle sewing machine Singer of course. It is on a laminated oak stand and has 3 drawers on each side.
    Serial number is Y 7947312
    I need to buy presser feet, needles and drive belt.
    Can you help me locate these items please.
    Can you tell me the age of my machine please
    Pam Speedy

  • Serial Nomber for my manual Sewing Machine Singer is
    I would like to know the year of Manufacture,Thanks

  • I can’t figure out how old my Singer sewing machine is I believe the serial number is ah326622

  • Number G9513281. Bought it yesterday need a pulley belt from motor to wheel. Need to find out where I can get one . Band age , history of machine.

  • The chart link is empty, no chart, just an ‘oops’

  • What happened to the singer model manufacture date chart?

  • I have an old Singer portable – it is not a “featherweight” for sure.
    Here are the various markings on it:
    Simanco Made in Canada
    Cat. No. RFJ48
    A08C & DC
    Y1016813 appears to be the serial number – but, I can’t find any match for it.

  • I have a treadle Singer Sewing Machine with a serial number EG 580489.

    I clicked on the chart which would not come up.
    Can you tell me?



  • Are there anybody with info for Singer EG580489

  • My singer model is not on your chart
    It is not electric so is usrs a lleather belt but it looks like the early ones that where electric. Model # on the plate is AB574940. Is it real or fake? I think it is probably 80 or so years old

  • Looking for info on my 201-2 Singer. Cant find the # to determine the age on your chart. The # is AE198354. Would love to know. Thanks!

  • I have a vintage Singer Sewing Machine. The Serial # on the plate of the machine does not match any in your company’s online “chart”. Why would that be the case? I need to
    replace a bent broken needle. Singer customer service said all needles are universal and will fit my machine…no matter its age. I ordered what she recommended from I hope it works when it comes by mail. I’m in the middle of a sewing project. There are no local stores to search in my area.

  • My machine has the Letter G in front of the serial # , then a 7 digit # ?
    by your chart the number should represent 1881 but the G in front ?

  • How old would my machine be as the number on it is AA972542 and that number isn’t on your list. Thank you for your help.

  • I have a singer sewing machine with the following ID AF703220. Can you tell me anything about it.

  • Hi I have a singer sawing machine but don’t no if it worth much how can I see if it worth anything

  • My singer machine number is H11066897 please tell me it’s age? thank you

  • Hi I have a treadle machine with serial number prefix of P followed by 6 digits. Can you help date this please? Thank you. Also do you know if parts from prefixF would be compatible.

  • I have an old Singer Treadle Sewing Machine which works perfectly and I love it! I’ve been trying to find more info about how old and where it was made. I’ve been searching the web but had no luck So was hoping you could help me with some sites that might be able to provide me more information about my machine. Model # A J 478043 and I think it was made in 1950. It was purchased for my mother-in-law and now deceased and I have inherited the great machine but have no info nor any attachments can with it. I’m sure there was some but lost in the move after her passing! Could you help me locate information about this model and where could I find vintage accessories of it? Thanks Mary A.

  • I have a Singer Sewing Machine with a Serial # of AG149896. I could not match it to the chart to see how old it is. Can anyone help or direct me elsewhere to get the year?

  • There is a 99k above serial number..what is that for ?

  • Ik heb een machine met nummer M243093, ik weet niet welk bouwjaar en hoeveel die waard is , kan iemand mij helpen ?

  • My Singer is electric with a knee “pedal” The serial # is not in your chart. #AE394998

    Can you provide any assistance on its age? Thank you!

  • Just bought a very attractive one with it’s stand, foot pedal and machine all seem to work fine, extras with it. Serial # is G9774913. does that mean it was made in 1935? Any experts?

  • Thank you much !

  • I would like to purchase a Singer sewing machine for odd jobs such as seat covers for my car or just covers for chairs in the house also tents not fancy ones just simple ones how can I find out which singer would be the best I would like to buy a vintage model I think they’re very sturdy

  • Hi. My model nb. Is B1047801. Sfinx. I didnt found this modell here.

  • I have a singer treadle sewing machine serial number ED02942 or ED029421 not sure as can’t see it properly could someone get in touch to discuss further thanks

  • Can you tell which model of the Singer machine is in the first photo with the red thread and silver markings?

  • Maybe you can help. I bought an old Singer sewing machine as deskmodel. Not these ones mounted in a desk and driven by feet. It is driven by a crank. Now I found your table of the production year where you told that the old machine serial numbers started without a letter. But mine has the following serial number: V616882
    Do everyone will have an explanation on that?
    Many thanks for each hint in advance.

  • Hello- this was very helpful. However, I attempted to search the year in which our singer portable sewing machine was from. There isn’t and serial number for ours. Any help in determining its age would be helpful. The serial number is AK 356589.
    Thank you

  • I just acquired a singer model number AL843613 and was trying to figure out the value. Any help is appreciated

  • I have the. Singer ID 1410577 hand crank with the wood carrying case . It has all of the parts and booklets K27 K28. It is very good condition. I hav e been on line trying
    To find one that age. I am wanting to sell it. Do you have any helpful info.?

  • I have a singer sewing machine that belonged to my grandmother. She passed away in 1031. The machine is in a cabinet with cast iron legs and large petal foot. There is a number plate on the machine G9568600 that does not match up to any of the charts you have. The booklet is for Model 127 and 128. Can you assist me to identify its manufacturer date? I eagerly await your reply

  • My machine is not on your list. Number AD379619

  • My Singer has a date of 1843 on the slide plate?????

  • I have a Singer sewing machine , ( FR355385 ) , I’m trying to find out how old it is ?? Can You help Me with this please ? Thank You. Judd

  • Does anyone know about my
    Singer manufacturing co. Table top with peddle and motor for light
    Serial # looks like
    My mother gave it to me as a gift. Its missing a few things and i would like to get the same make and modle for parts to restore it to its origional beauty

  • I have a Singer Treadle Sewing Machine, Model # G0711500 and would like to know

    1. How old is my machine?
    2. Where can I buy drawer knobs or pulls?
    3. Where can I buy the Singer decals?

    Thank you.

  • I have a model #g4295844. I cannot find this on any of the information provided. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

  • I have an 1885 singer machine. Any ideas how much it could be worth anyone?

  • I have a singer pedal sewing machine and would like to find the exact age the model number is p188708. I’ve found a few others similar but they are mainly 2 drawer where this is 4 drawer and also this one is also almost black and I remember it use to have ornate handles. It use to belong to my great great aunt so I would like to find out as much info as possible.

  • My singer sewing machine in 7 drawer cabinet has a model no. G6415565. I was wondering what year it was manufactured please?

  • I have received from my elder brother my mother’s Singer sewing machine which she used as a seamsterest. Having checked the serial number from your charts I have discovered it was made in 1874 145 years ago. Unfortunately someone threw it out when moving house and is rusted inside with no moving parts which all seem to be there. The black paint is stable along with decorations and the frame complete with leather belt is working.
    My query is it worth getting repaired with some new parts e,g, the chrome plate the small moving parts. Being mechanical minded I don’t mind having a go at dismantling it part by part (having photographed every part first) and see what parts can be serviced.

    Any comments from anyone would be gratefully received


  • Trying to figure out the year of my Singer hand crank sewing machine.

  • I have on old treadle machine with the serial number B457451 which looks to be hand stamped. I didn’t see this series on your chart. Also, on the plate that covers the bobbin are several patent pending dates. The latest is Jan 1891. It is black with gold lettering and gold symbols. One of the symbols appears to be like an Egyptian Spinks.

  • Dear,
    I am the owner of your machine numbered S618624. In your chart I dint find his identification under capital S. I would like to know the year of fabrication and origin of the machine.
    Thank you for your help.
    All the best,

  • Tengo una máquina con serie G2295111 y no encuentro información a cerca de la misma
    No aparece en ninguna de las tablas ni se cuál es el modelo ni el año de fabricación

  • Necesito información de repuesto a para máquinas negras de Singer

  • We have a singer portable machine
    Serial # 2018650
    Trying to figure out year thinking it 1924 and value .

    Thanks ,

  • I have a singer sewing machine in a cabinet. Still works but a little slow cabinet is in great shape a bit blotchy on top. Seri6 number is JB 577180. Would just like to know the age of it and possible value. Ty

  • I like to find out How much is my Singer is worth the nr is JC326469 I cant find

  • I have a singer sewing machine with the markings W501485 and above that the numbers 506W2 looks like it was used for perhaps saddlery has a big circle plate would love to know what and where thanks

  • Hi I have Singer sewing machine I believe 1962 185k serial Starts ET interested to find out its worth and sell. If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
    Many thanks.

  • Tried checking my serial number against the table provided, it suggests the machine was made in 1886! The nameplate clearly states it was made in Quebec Canada. Serial # 7,165,387. Model BAJ3-8. Is the table provided reliable and authentic? Are there other sites to double check these serial numbers?

  • I own a Singer sewing machine, and I was able to identify the year of manufacture using the chart. It was manufactured in Great Britain in 1956 (128K Serial number EL84102). It still works, and am about to use it now.
    Out of curiosity, I and am wondering where I could field my enquiry to antique collectors who could be interested in a singer hand machine that still works, that is 63 years old.
    Thank you

  • I was recently given a Singer machine, Ser# AM052059. On your chart, it shows 1955 as year it was made. It is in beautiful condition. Is there a manual available for this model? I have a Featherweight that is my go-to to machine. Absolutely love it! Also have 2 Touch & Sews, a 1926 model with Brentwood cover, a 221 with table, and several newer machines. All are working, and favorites.I do have the table for the FEDERAL I use regularly. Thank you for your assistance.

  • I have a singer sewing machine with the desk. Where we can tuck the machine in. It is model 500. It’s the slanting sewing machine. It has all the gadgets. What and where can I sell this for. Want to put in my garage sale on sat. The book states 1961 copyright.
    Please answer soon.

  • Hi, I have a Chris W Design green in colour 320 I think serial no K9845118 just won’t to know how much it is in value in Australian dollars

  • I have BOTH grandmothers Singer treadle machines. Cannot find the serial numbers. However on both machines it is plainly marked in steel on the legs January 4, 1887. One has the bullet shaped bobbin and is a 6 drawer, while the other is a 4 drawer. How can I find out their worth?

  • I have a singer sewing machine with the desk, Set #N 1083499 and with marked 287 on front of machine, i wonder how old this machine can be? please answer as soon as you can. Thanks for your assistance

  • I am trying to find the age of the following serial number. NL-K 1255177.

    I don’t see it in the chart.

  • I have a hand operated singer sewing machine in a wooden casket with the code R851760. This doesn’t appear on your chart – would you be able to give me a date? Many thanks

  • I have 2 singer Machines and neither number is on your chart. One is HO22335 and AB616506. Please tell me how old they are.

    Thank you

  • my mother handed me down a serial number K3650591
    no idea its value but it’s in full working condition 230-250 volts

  • Hi,
    I Have a singer sewing machine, treadle, the serial number is L916069, couldnt find it on your chart, could you tell me how old it is, and am thinking of passing it on to family member or to somebody who would like to have it as I am clearing space in my home.
    Many Thanks

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