It’s worked for me, but I guess it would be possible, in theory, to do this wrong and have “bad things” happen.Please follow these instructions carefully, and use common sense. This is bad for the foot pedal’s innards, and also for the motor.I've been getting an email a week, often just containing photos and a curt "what machine have I got?
If you have no serial number you can still identify the model that you have the sandman collectables website (though not the best interface) has a fairly easy to follow instructions - click on 'start here' and answer the questions as you go.
I hope that helps those of you looking for more information about your old sewing machines.
But please, please, please don't email me photos of your machines for me to do the work.
Check out the post above and follow all the tips and links I have put up here (thats all I do anyway) The instructions above are for domestic, pre-electric models, and the most important thing you need is the serial number, but even if you don't have it there is another website linked above that can help.
I wonder how many of her 250,000 twin sisters are still around.
Here are some other identifying methods: If you have part of the number you can check the year of your machine on the singer website, just follow directions depending on whether your machine has a 2, 1 or 0 letter prefix.
(Opens in a new window) Disclaimer: I’ve used this process on several machines to date, and all of them have become much easier to get along with.
Your mileage may vary and I can’t be held responsible for any damage you may cause to your machine.
The singer factory was famous, it was the biggest sewing machine factory in the world and was bombed heavily during WWII - The factory was closed and demolished in the 1980's but it's train station is still there and the area (now mostly housing) is still called 'Singer'.
So my sewing machine has ended up about 30 miles from where she started...
Right, let's get started: You will find your serial number embossed onto the metal body of your machine.