Dating your singer machine

My flat screen TV usually lives on top of the Singer cabinet, so I look at it every day.Perhaps someday I'll refurbish it, and when that happens, it will be important to know a little more about the machine.This is a visual guide to identifying certain black, cast-iron vintage Singer machines: The 66, 99, 201, 206, and 15 both potted and belted.These are the models I find to be most common in my area (NYC). 07/01/41 *****transitional production run 221__ AG 00-01 ….. 08/19/47 *****transitional production run 221-1 AH 31-34 …..

The list starts with the USA made 221, then the UK made 221K, and finally the UK made 222K.To date your machine look on the bottom to find the serial number.Every machine has a unique serial number which will begin with two letters followed by six numbers.I had no idea when it was manufactured or its model number.Several parts are missing, it's not in great shape, and it's basically non-functionalbut it still is a wonderful piece of family memorabilia, and I love having it in my home.