How to Determine the Model of a Singer Sewing Machine

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You can determine the model of your Singer sewing machine with little effort.
You can determine the model of your Singer sewing machine with little effort. (Image: treadle sewing machine image by DSL from Fotolia.com)

Singer sewing machines are one of the most popular brands available. With the many models that are available, it is easy to get confused when trying to find the correct one. Model numbers are essential information that should be kept handy for when they are needed. Whether you are curious about the manufactured date of your Singer sewing machine or simply need to locate a manual, these tips will help you to determine the model without hassle.

Look for the model number of your Singer sewing machine on the handwheel of the machine. This is located near the electric cord receptacle and close to the on/off switch for machines that were manufactured from 1990 onward. You may see the word "Model" followed by four numbers. If the word "Model" is not there, the four numbers still indicate the model number.

Determine the model of your Singer sewing machine by locating the model number on the front panel, above the tensioner for machines that were made from 1970 to 1989. The model number is four numbers.

Look above or below the stitch controller, on the front panel facing you on your Singer machine for your model number, if your sewing machine was manufactured from 1960 to 1970. Look for a 3 digit number.

Locate a 2 digit number on a small plate on the front of your Singer sewing machine if it was manufactured before the year 1960. The small plate is on the side of the machine that faces you.

Use the serial number for Singer sewing machines that were manufactured prior to 1960 to determine the model. Older machines may not have model numbers, but the serial number can be used to determine the model. Call 1-800-4-SINGER and provide them with the serial number which is located on a small plate on the lower right side, under the stitch controller.

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