Dating old sewing machine
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John's, Quebec, Canada With the exception of motor voltage, belt drive, and some minor cosmetic differences, all 221 models remained fundamentally the same from 1933 through the 1960's. You can refer to the ※ The dates provided cannot be guaranteed, of course, but are probably as good as we will ever find.
Some of the fine details are officially inconclusive (serial numbers were either misrecorded, applied to the wrong batch or the records were lost/destroyed with the old factories).
Using the serial number you can use the charts below to find the date when your machine was given a batch assignment at the factory.
If you do not find your machine serial number listed in the charts, then further in the text below will be more references and info.
It has two letters followed by a series of six numbers.I resanded, and found that worked well too, but I will be doing it correctly the next time around. From the rusty base (yes, I didn’t want to paint), right up to the newly finished beech wood top. Now to find another one, because this one is headed to my shop (SOLD) and I had fun.I still have more of that gorgeous board left to use. After finishing up with a few coats of satin poly, that forlorn base is ready to be mated with it’s new top. If you loved this reclaimed sewing machine table, pin and share to inspire others too.There is a long propounded myth that the Singer Company can pinpoint the very day of manufacture of its machines.The date is given as a "birthdate", however, is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.
After having done that I read the stain can label and it said to sand with 80 grit and then apply.