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

I just acquired a Davis Sewing machine in its cabinet with foot pedal. It has a serial number of The cabinet needs restoration, but machine is in good condition. I got curious, so I came on line to research. I have a machine, Davis model G with a serial number , Does anyone know the approximate date of manufacture? Holy potatoes, where were you able to find the info about your Davis machines? I have what I believe is a Davis Advance, but I have been pretty unsuccessful in finding information on it. I actually have the original manual with it, but the only indication that I have that it’s a Davis is a tiny, faded red stamp on the front of the booklet that I can barely make out as “Davis. I would love to get more information on this machine.

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There is no date anywhere. The line was made for Sears by the Davis Sewing Machine Company of Watertown, N.Y., which later moved to.

Updated: August 24, am. Q: What is value on my grandma’s Minnesota Model A sewing machine? According to my father, it was bought around and was built by Minnesota prison inmates. Q: I want to sell my very old Spartan portable sewing machine, but where do I start? It was old when my father bought it in A: I hate to tell anyone dad was wrong, but the story about the Minnesota machine and prison smacks of an urban legend. Colorful, but incorrect.

Dad was more on target about the date. According to www. Switching suppliers often during that span, Sears sold machines made by National, Free, Davis and others. If unsuccessful, try www. Mail address is N. Nottawa St.

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Please tell me more about it, including value. The Davis Sewing Machine Co. The company ran into financial and quality problems, reorganized and in moved to Dayton, Ohio. It began making bicycles in , which proved to be a windfall and sewing machines were phased out. The Huffman Mfg.

As if stopped in time, this cute decoration features Santa’s stocking on the treadle sewing machine. Artist crafted by Tom Best, this Christmas tree ornament.

SAW e4 4 S. This invention relates to improvements in sewing machine attachments in which rotary motion of a driven shaft is converted by means of suitable mechanism into slow rectilinear motion, the object being to ,slowly i guide and feed the material toward the needle of the machine. The attachment is especially adapted for sewing soft hat brims, but can be’used for other purposes such as cloth bufiing wheel disks, doilies, quilts, and similar useful and 0 ornamental articles.

By reason of the slow feeding movement of the material toward the needle it is possible to sew a continuous spiral in the fabric. The width of the convolutions of the spiral may be varied by means of a device forming part ofthe attachment. The attachment can be fitted to and arranged on any ordinary sewing machine. The attachment feeds the fabric to ward the side of the needle, or parallel to the driving shaft of the machine to gage the width of the oonvolutions of the spiral, while the ordinary feed of the machine feeds the fabric toward the front of the needle or at right angles to the driving shaft.

Heretofore necessary to feed the brim toward the side of the needle by hand. In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side elevation of a sewing machine embodying this invention. In this drawing the letter a designates a worm which is fastened to the driving shaft.

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My invention is an improvement in drophead sewing machines and relates particularly to an improved means for raising and lowering the sewing head. My invention has for its object the improvement of sewing machines of the type patented to myself and A. I find that in machines made with the wooden guide rods shown in the above mentioned patent, there is considerable tendency for such guide rods to shrink, warp and swell, according to the varying conditions of the weather, and thus interfere with the smooth operation of the device.

no 66 singer sewing machine in ornate cabinet in excellent conditionp Antique The Pat. date on the machine is See this and other hand crank sewing.

Mouse over to view the original text. In these series, the Museum publishes original articles and monographs dealing with the collections and work of its constituent museums—The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Technology—setting forth newly acquired facts in the fields of anthropology, biology, history, geology, and technology. Copies of each publication are distributed to libraries, to cultural and scientific organizations, and to specialists and others interested in the different subjects.

The Proceedings , begun in , are intended for the publication, in separate form, of shorter papers from the Museum of Natural History. These are gathered in volumes, octavo in size, with the publication date of each paper recorded in the table of contents of the volume. In the Bulletin series, the first of which was issued in , appear longer, separate publications consisting of monographs occasionally in several parts and volumes in which are collected works on related subjects.

Bulletins are either octavo or quarto in size, depending on the needs of the presentation. Frank A. For sale by Superintendent of Documents, U. Government Printing Office Washington, D. It had no instrument panel with push-button controls. It was not operated electronically or jet-propelled. But to many 19th-century people the sewing machine was probably as awe-inspiring as a space capsule is to their 20th-century descendants.

1870’s Davis octagonal sewing machine

An agreement in writing between a manufacturing corporation and its agent for a certain district by which it agreed to sell him its goods at certain prices and he agreed to sell the goods and pay it those prices was signed by the agent. A guarantee of his future performance of his agreement was signed by another person on the same day and delivered by the guarantor to the agent. The agreement and guarantee were delivered by the agent to an attorney of the corporation, who two days afterwards wrote under the guarantee his certificate of the sufficiency of the guarantor, and forwarded the agreement and guarantee to the corporation, which thereupon signed the agreement, but gave no notice to the guarantor of its signature of the agreement or acceptance of the guarantee.

Held that the contract of guarantee was not complete, and the guarantor was not liable for the price of goods sold by the corporation to the agent and not paid for by him. This was an action, brought in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia upon a guarantee of the performance by one John W.

Images and descriptions of 9 antique sewing machines. Dating this to an exact year was made easy by the fact that the needle plate was stamped with “Made in the British Zone,” which This is a Davis vertical feed sewing machine.

I don’t know if you play bridge, but I own a valuable? Goren has a signed dedication to my father, for his help with suggestions. I don’t do bridge, but any smart collector can tell you this: Charles Goren appealed to a narrow time frame, and value on your title will depend on how topical that dedication is, and how much a bridge nut wants and can relate to the book and its author.

I’d shop the book to Swann, www. Also contact houses that have celebrity auctions, such as Bonhams, Christies and Sothebys. Another option is a reputable local bookseller.

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Home of the Sewalot Site. For antique and vintage sewing machines. Machines for Sale. Our Collection Reviews. The Ideal Sewing Machine. By Alex I Askaroff.

Sample of embroidery done on the Davis vertical feed sewing machine. Date: [ca. –]; Format: Postcards/Cards; Genre: Advertising cards; Location.

If viewing the chart below on a mobile device, it is best viewed horizontally. John’s, Quebec, Canada a few were partially manufactured in Kilbowie and then sent to Canada for finishing With the exception of motor voltage, belt drive, and some minor cosmetic differences, all models remained fundamentally the same from through the ‘s.

A Featherweight is a is a ; the suffix does not change or alter the model classification. Moreover, the dash or “-1” indication on some years actually remains unknown. The records contained herein is all that Singer provided and Featherweight historians obtained. You can refer to the Featherweight Historical Timeline for more details about those changes. A few Singer Featherweights were included in this series. Graham Forsdyke worked with the Singer Company directly to remove some of the errors and fix the anomalies in the old chart records, but some have still been found, especially in the post-ET serial number sequences.

Sometimes you might find a rogue , for example, in a batch of 50, 99K machines. That simply means that there were some Featherweights within that group of numbers, but it doesn’t indicate with which number the group started or ended or how many machines were involved.

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