08/15/40 *****transitional production run 221__ AF 74-76 ….. 07/01/41 *****transitional production run 221__ AG 00-01 ….. In a modern sewing machine the fabric easily glides in and out of the machine without the inconvenience of needles and thimbles and other such tools used in hand sewing, automating the process of stitching and saving time.Industrial sewing machines, by contrast to domestic machines, are larger, faster, and more varied in their size, cost, appearance, and task.Two Digit Dating System for Black Singer Featherweights Copyright @2007-2009 class221 Example: 221__AD 884639 Ignore the last 4 digits; then lookup 221__ AD 88……3/18/1935. This quick and easy method for dating black Singer Featherweights uses only the 2 letter prefix and the first 2 digits of the 6 digit serial number. It says "White Rotary," and there's a metal plate on it with the serial number FR2657168. It was the company's most popular machine and was made until the 1950s. Business declined in the 1950s as foreign-made machines became available in the United States.
Produced from 1911-1962 they were made to fill a need for a lighter, more portable machine that could be used on any table. It is operated by a knee bar that I could get very accustomed to using. It takes low shank attachments, which means is will fit attachments that also fit my Singer 201's and those from my puzzle box. Some have expired, but I was able to track some of them down through the web archive.Q: I found this old sewing machine buried in a dirt cellar in my mother's house. The company moved to Cleveland in 1866 and White Sewing Machine Co. The White Family Rotary model was introduced in the late 1890s.The early machines had an adjustable stitch length knob that was turned but there weren’t any numbers to indicate which direction was shorter of longer and some of these knobs were a bit temperamental as Daphne’s (our sewing machine) is!Later 99k’s had a leaver with numbers and the last models had a lever with a separate number scale.