How to Identify A Singer Sewing Machine By the Serial Number

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How to Identify a Singer Sewing Machine by the Serial Number

If you one of the lucky people that own or inherited an old, antique Singer sewing machine, you may want to know how old it is and how much it is worth!! Singer sewing machines were first manufactured in 1851, so if you have an older model, you may have a collector’s item on your hand. If you go over to Ebay, you can check out what people are paying for these old, antique Singer sewing machines. Some of the prices are over $3000!!! To find out how much your sewing machine may be worth, you need to know it’s serial number and model number. First, I will show you where to find the serial number and enter it into a database to find the year it was issued. Finding the model number is harder and may need some digging.

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Ok, now to the meat and potatoes of this article. The serial number will be on a metal plate somewhere on your Singer sewing machine. When you find your serial number, you then plug it into a database on Singer’s website. This will tell you when the sewing machine was issued. Just to be clear, just because you bought the sewing machine in a certain year, doesn’t mean that the sewing machine was issued in that year. It may be different.

  • If you find that your serial number is just a number, it was manufactured prior to 1900 (Cha-Ching!)
  • If you find that your serial number has a single or two letter prefix before the number, your sewing machine was manufactured after 1900. (Still may be worth some money!)

After you find your serial number, go HERE to Singer’s website and find out what year your sewing machine was issued.

If you want help with finding your model number, go HERE to Singer’s website and they may be able to help you with your model number.

Now that you have your serial number and model number, jump on over to Ebay and see what people are paying for your model/serial numbered Singer sewing machine!!! Good luck and I hope you have a gold mine on your hands!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out our article on how to identify singer sewing machine by serial number.

4 thoughts on “How to Identify A Singer Sewing Machine By the Serial Number”

  1. How do I identify the machine that will fit in my sewing machine table? It is similar to the featherweight folding table. The colors are like the colors of the later machines. The legs are beige and the table top is a very light wood. The table is just a little bit larger than the featherweight table. ( I have that one, too.) The opening for the machine is 7×18″. I have been searching the internet and have come up with nothing about singer tables. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Vickie,
      Thanks for stopping by. If you search look at sewing machines on Amazon, and scroll down to about the middle of the page, it gives the sewing machine dimensions. Hopefully, you can find one to fit your table.

  2. I inherited a singer model #AK661579.when was it manufactured and what do you think its is in excellent condition.

    1. Hi Paul,
      You may want to search Ebay to see if that model is up for sale or has been sold. That is the best way to see what your sewing machine is worth.

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