Dating vintage sewing machine
Fiberboard construction places any sewing cabinet in the 1960s at the earliest, while chrome and plywood were common in the 1950s.With a master's degree in art history from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Michelle Powell-Smith has been writing professionally for more than a decade.The Singer model numbers are usually located on the hand-wheel side of the machine, on the front panel or in the case of some of the earliest machines, there might be no model number, but there should still be a serial number.
You may even find a date of manufacture printed on your vintage sewing cabinet. Sewing machines can typically be dated quite easily by serial number and manufacturer.
Singer sewing machines date to 1851 when Isaac Merritt Singer started a sewing machine company.
Singer was convinced he could design a better sewing machine than the available models of that time.
Look for the Singer name on the front of your machine to confirm its identity as a Singer sewing machine.
Whether it is a brand new or vintage machine, the Singer brand name will be on the machine.Knowing more about your vintage sewing machine cabinet can help you make the most of this addition to your home.