Singer Sewing Machine Historic Age Guide - 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 the chart below to discover the age of your machine.

Pre 1900 Singer machines using the larger serial number

1850 1-100

1875 1,915,000-2,034,999

1851 101-900

1876 2,035,000-2,154,999

1852 901-1711

1877 2,155,000-2,764,999

1853 1712-2521

1878 2,765,000-2,924,999

1854 2522-3400

1879 2,925,000-3,679,999

1855 3401-4283

1880 3,680,000-3,939,999

1856 4284-6847

1881 3,940,000-4,889,999

1857 6848-10477

1882 4,890,000-5,483,999

1858 10478-14071

1883 5,494,000-6,004,999

1859 14072-25024

1884 6,005,000-6,524,999

1860 25025-43000

1885 6,525,000-7,046,499

1861 43001-61000

1886 7,046,500-7,471,599

1862 61001-79396

1887 7,471,600-7,918,999

1863 9397-99426

1888 7,919,000-8,615,499

1864 99,427-123,058

1889 8,615,500-9,436,999

1865 123,059-149,399

1890 9,437,000-9,809,999

1866 149,400-180,360

1891 9,810,000-10,629,999

1867 180,361-223,414

1892 10,630,000-11,338,999

1868 223,415-283,044

1893 11,339,000-11,913,499

1869 283,045-369,826

1894 11,913,500-12,745,499

1870 369,827-497,660

1895 12,475,500-13,387,999

1871 497,661-913,999

1896 13,388,000-14,047,999

1872 914,000-963,999

1897 14,048,000-14,919,999

1873 964,000-1,349,999

1898 14,920,000-15,811,499

1874 1,350,000-1,914,999

1899 15,811,500-16,831,099

 

 

Post 1900

 

1943

AG-428.236 to AG-447.870

1944

AG-447.871 to AG-475.720

1945

AG-475.721 to AG-565.750

1946

AG-565.751 to AG-955.445

1947

AG-955.446 to AG-999.999

1947

AH-000.001 to AH-378.570

1948

AH-378.571 to AH-999.999

1948

AJ-000.001 to AJ-014.720

1949

AJ-014.721 to AJ-333.370

1950

AJ-333.371 to AJ-999.999

1950

AK-000.001 to AK-057.820

1951

AK-057.821 to AK-705.475

1952

AK-705.476 to AK-999.999

1952

AL-000.001 to AL-300.600

1953

AL-300.601 to AL-665.740

1954

AL-665.741 to AL-896.890

1955

AL-896.891 to AL-999.999

1955

AM-000.001 to AM-296.985

1956

AM-296.986 to AM-629.585

1957

AM-629.586 to AM-837.799

1958

AM-837.800 to AM-953.999

 

1959

AM-954.000 to AM-999.999

1959

AN-000.001 to AN-175.979

1960

AN-175.980 to AN-333.569

1961

AN-333.570 to AN-362.988

1962

AN-362.989 to AN-465.661

1963

AN-465.662 to AN-661.994

1964

AN-661.995 to AN-999.999

1964

AP-000.001 to AP-300.028

1965

AP-300.029 to AP-420.616

1966

AP-420.617 to AP-999.999

1966

AR-000.001 to AR-102.501

1967

AR-102.502 to AR-579.025

1968

AR-579.026 to AR-999.999

1968

AS-000.001 to AS-001.500

1969

AS-000.151 to AS-474.650

1970

AS-474.651 to AS-999.999

1971

AT-000.001 to AT-032.500

Beginning 1924

BA to BY

Beginning 1964

CA to CY

Beginning 1962

DA to DY

1935

EA-000.001 to EA-203.878

1936

EA-203.879 to EA-869.974

1937

EA-869.975 to EA-999.999

1937

EB-000.001 to EB-705.753

1938

EB-705.754 to EB-956.428

1939

EB-956.429 to EB-999.999

1939

EC-000.001 to EC-589.135

1940

EC-589.136 to EC-999.999

1941

ED-000.001 to ED-202.377

1942

ED-202.378 to ED-232.773

1943

ED-232.774 to ED-242.053

1944

ED-242.054 to ED-311.246

1945

ED-311.247 to ED-745.856

1946

ED-745.857 to ED-942.976

1947

ED-942.977 to ED-999.999

1947

EE-000.001 to EE-453.220

1948

EE-453.221 to EE-933.528

1949

EE-933.529 to EE-999.999

1949

EF-000.001 to EF-600.940

1950

EF-600.941 to EF-999.999

1950

EG-000.001 to EG-312.860

1951

EG-312.861 to EG-999.999

1951

EH-000.001 to EH-012.026

1952

EH-012.027 to EH-787.882

1953

EH-787.883 to EH-999.999

1953

EJ-000.001 to EJ-449.138

1954

EJ-449.139 to EJ-999.999

1954

EK-000.001 to EK-123.026

1955

EK-123.027 to EK-992.399

1956

EK-992.400 to EK-999.999

 

1956

EL-000.001 to EL-999.999

1956

EM-000.001 to EM-015.256

1957

EM-015.257 to EM-999.999

1958

EN-000.001 to EN-970.333

1959

EN-970.334 to EN-999.999

1959

EP-000.001 to EP-771.032

1960

EP-771.033 to EP-999.999

1960

ER-000.001 to ER-999.999

1960

ES-000.001 to ES-238.743

1961

ES-238.744 to ES-999.999

1961

ET-000.001 to ET-179.954

1962

ET-179.955 to ET-999.999

1962

EV-000.001 to EV-019.712

1963

EV-019.713 to EV-602.138

1964

EV-602.139 to EV-999.999

1960

EW-000.001 to EW-005.230

1961

EW-005.231 to EW-020.180

1962

EW-020.181 to EW-024.830

1963

EW-024.831 to EW-030.680

1964

EW-030.681 to EW-038.630

1965

EW-038.631 to EW-045.210

1966

EW-045.211 to EW-054.310

1967

EW-054.311 to EW-058.440

1968

EW-058.441 to EW-084.390

1969

EW-084.391 to EW-100.005

1970

EW-100.006 to EW-100.505

1964

EX-000.001 to EX-402.914

1965

EX-402.915 to EX-675.436

Beginning 1935

FA to FY

Beginning 1935

GA to GY

Beginning 1960

HA to HY

1924

JA

1936

JB

1948

JC

1954

JD

1961

JE

Beginning 1959

KA to KY

Beginning 1959

LA to LY

Beginning 1934

MA to MY

1951

NA

1956

NB

1961

NC

Beginning 1963

ND to NY

Beginning 1954

PA to PY

Beginning 1963

QA to QZ

Beginning 1954

RA to RY

Beginning 1935

SA to SN

Beginning 1963

SP to SY

Beginning 1956

TA to TY

Beginning 1957

VA to VY


Beginning 1967

WA to WY

Beginning 1959

YA to YY

 

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.

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