06/11/37 *****transitional production run 221__ AE 77-79 ….. 05/24/38 *****transitional production run 221__ AF 07-09 ….. 08/15/40 *****transitional production run 221__ AF 74-76 …..
SLEEK AND shiny with a simple, elegant, and compact design, the Singer 221 - nicknamed "Featherweight" - is the semi-precious jewel of the world.
For those who collect toy machines, it's too big, weighing in at 11 lbs 1 oz. For those who collect antiques, it's too new, having been manufactured in the United States between 19 (with the white-colored 221K version made in Britain from 1963-68).
07/01/41 *****transitional production run 221__ AG 00-01 …..
08/19/47 *****transitional production run 221-1 AH 31-34 …..
For a complete production record in file format of all available Singer machines by the serial number prefix, please look towards the bottom LEFT side of this webpage for the prefix file you need, then click on the tab to download the file.
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.Just before the Russian Revolution 1917 Singer built a vast plant in Russia but after the dust settled it was taken over by the Bolsheviks. ---------------------------- Date: Sat, -0500 From: Jim Wagner ([email protected]) Subject: Different FW models Hi Fellow Fanatics, I was going to reply to Sheila via E-Mail but I thought this may be of more general interest.Whether it was given a designating letter I do not know. There were four different models of the featherweight the 221-1, 221K4, 221K5,and 221K7. That is the only model of FW that Singer made with the switch on the light housing, all the others have the switch on the bed of the machine.Quilters, therefore, value a machine that can sew a straight lock stitch without the slight zig-zag that characterizes the straight stitch on most modern machines.The featherweight, although constructed of aluminum and thus very lightweight, runs smoothly and quietly due to its well-balanced rotary-hook mechanism.This lightweight machine that comes with its own handy case (resembling and roughly the size of an old-fashioned cosmetics case or record case) is also valued for its portability, by those who attend classes and conferences with fellow quilters around the world.