Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine. Also, I am a Bernina user, so I'm comfortable with the new foot pedal. Nova is extremely organized and keeps the class moving - but in a way that every question gets answered.
Lay your machine on its back and look on the left hand side of the main body (not the folding extension table). I have a feeling that I'll probably always use the new foot pedal now. Best regards and sincerely Yours, "Hi Nova: I just wanted to Thank you for supplying the Sew Straight Guide. My sewing is accurate and not veering off at the end of my seams. She moves freely between each student to insure that everyone understands." "I’ve been sewing on my “quiet” little machine for the past 2 days. Just wanted to let you know how much I personally enjoyed your workshop.
Aperture-priority AE is available by attaching the optional AE Finder FN.
Also, shutter-priority mode is optionally available when using either AE Motor Drive FN or AE Power Winder FN . It consists of interchangeable viewfinders, focusing screens, motor drives, and alternate backs, all of which are specific to the New F-1.
Singer Sewing Machines were first manufactured in 1851.
The manufacture dating provided here is reproduced from the original Company register numberlog books.
Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website.
This does not make the machine "rare" but is simply an error by Singer when they prepared the historical serial number lists or the data was simply recorded in error at the time of production.
The 99K will sew most fabrics from fine delicates to denim or leather and will handle any normal household sewing task with ease.
The machines have adjustable tension and stitch length controls.
The following chart is provided to help you have a better idea of when your Singer Featherweight was manufactured.
The date often given by the Singer corporation as a machine's "birthdate" is actually the date the batches of serial numbers were released for production.