Each of the four models of the featherweights were originally furnished with a different motor. All that means is that it shouldn't interfere with radio or T. signals and there should be a three prong plug to insert into the wall outlet.Another distinguishing feature of the 221K4 is it is the only featherwieght model that has R. Sorry I don't have any definitave information about which colors each of the models were painted. The explanation tells us that: the S was the particular assembly line on which the machine was put together the 8 indicates 1981 the 247 indicates the day of the year (Sept 4) the 053 indicates that it was the 53rd machine built that day.It's probably the above system that the 0800 number uses to so-accurately date machines and why they are sometimes multiples of ten years wrong as the 1 in the second example could be 1951, 61, 71, 81 or 91. ---------------------------- Date: Wed, -0500 From: [email protected]: Singer serial numbers Graham: After looking at the serial numbers of over 300 Featherweights that are on the database, I can guarantee you that there are no encrypted build dates in the serial numbers.Most prices seen reflect actual sale results from this website.The wheel on this Singer toy sewing machine has 7 spokes. It is in very nice condition and complete with the seam guide.This example also has the original Singer table clamp!A Anderson South Carolina AP Lagos Nigera B Bonnieres France BE Casablanca Morocco BG Bancock Thailand C Campinas Brazil CH Santiago Chili Cy Ratmalana Ceylon E Elizabeth NJ USA F Taytay Phillipines G Karlsruhe Germany GH Tema Ghana H Karachi Pakistan HC Chittigong East Pakistan J St Jaohns Canada K Clydebank Scotland L Bogota Colombia LM Kinshasha Congo M Monza Italy ML Petaling Malaysia N Taichung Taiwan P Penrith NSW Australia PR Lima Peru Q Johannesburg S Africa R Querataro Mexico T Delhi India TN Tunis Tunisia U Utsunomiga Japan V Buenos Aires Argentinia VN Saigon South Vietnam Y Maltepe Turkey Z Alcenon France There were also "factories" in Wurselen in Germany and Alencon in France but I can find no record of designations for them.
There may be cases where your serial number does not fall within a Featherweight production range and may be listed under a different model number machine, such as a Model 15.
This is in overall nice condition and is a hard to find set.
The child could design and create the perfect fashion for her doll, all the while thinking about the real Singer she would be buying when she grew up, or so went the marketing logic I suppose. Singer reintroduced this model 20 in the 80's as a commemorative of sorts.
The condition is fine, noting that one of the snap latches holding the top to the base is broken.
White was, next to Singer, perhaps the largest and best known of the US sewing machine companies.
However, the earliest record of an organized sewing machine department, showing Sears own brand name machine, the Minnesota (named in honor of his native state), appeared in the 1894 catalog (p.172).