SingerCo.com has a page on its 'Customer Support' section that shows where to look for most serial numbers. Usually the serial numbers are located on the side of the machine with the hand wheel. All Singers can be identified by the serial number. More modern machines can also be dated by the model number. Model Download Link; Singer 15k, 66k, 201k, 99k, 185k, 327k, 328k, 329k & 404k Singer 15-88, 15-89 and 15-90 Singer 66k Singer 99 and 99K Singer 117 Featherweight.
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Singer has recently pulled some of their dating and identification information from their website. Here you can look up your serial number and find out when your Singer Sewing Machine was made as well as what model you have.
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Australian sewing machines manufactured since 2000 place the model number and serial number on the back; usually located on the left-hand side.
Machines manufactured from 1990 – 1999 have the model and serial number located on the handwheel sied of the machine. Typically near the on/off switch.
Singerco Support Instruction Manuals
Machines manufactured between 1970 – 1989, have the model number on the front left hand side of the machine.
On machines manufactured in 1960-1969 the model number is on the front right hand side of the machine above or below the stitch length control.
Instruction Manuals - Singer
Machines manufactured before 1960, the model number or serial number can be located on the front of the machine. Typically located on the right hand side on a small plate on the front of the machine.