He notes that his students, mostly women who are used to calling in expert repairpersons and don’t think of themselves as mechanically inclined, are pleasantly surprised to learn they can maintain their Featherweights themselves.
“There are a few little tricks I teach, but mostly it doesn’t take anything to clean ‘em up and it costs maybe a whole buck,” he says.
Later versions 99K31 had a stitch length up-down lever with reverse stitch and numbered tension dial - Year 1955 The Singer 15K is always recognised by its tension unit being on the left face of the machine.
Over the years, having a passion for sewing machines, it seemed obvious that at some stage our home was going to become overcrowded with antique and vintage sewing machines that had been collected over the years.
I used to store my vintage sewing machine and treadle stash in a cupboard under the stairs but now, after a clean-out, all the antique machines have been moved back into our warehouse.
We often are asked for sewing machine parts to fit a Singer F1234567.
the problem is this long number is the serial number and we need the machine model number to help with parts, feet, needles etc.
A joint licensing agreement for offering this entire database on the Internet, print media is only between the Culture Management Berlin [Germany] and the Singer Corporation NV [USA]. The only production records from the Anderson factory is in 1951 when a limited edition of only 10,000 Singer Model 301 sewing machines were manufactured for the Centennial Year Celebration.