Singer started to manufacture the Featherweight in 1941 and ended production in 1964 (as far as I know) The 222K model has a sleeve arm (below) and is the most sort after, however I think both models look great and still have a good stitch and sew very well for their age.The Singer feather weights were manufactured from 1941 to 1964. If you lucky enough to own one or if you're thinking of buying one, use the serial number chart below. This one is hand operated, others have an electric motor fitted.
Singer sewing machines date to 1851 when Isaac Merritt Singer started a sewing machine company.Singer was convinced he could design a better sewing machine than the available models of that time.Typically, the serial number can be found on the lower backside or the underside of the machine.Look for the model number of your machine if you are unable to locate the serial number or it is unreadable.With the thousands of styles and designs that were made, it could require some effort to date your Singer sewing machines to the exact year of production.
Still in existence as of 2010, the Singer Sewing Machine Company itself is a useful resource for information about your machines.
Post War Singers The letters following the chassis number as well as some of the unit numbers (eg the engine, gear box, rear axle, etc) indicate the year of manufacture on post war Singers.
The serial number is just behind the right front suspension, I am working on a drawing for ALL Singer's to show the location of all the number.
Look for the Singer name on the front of your machine to confirm its identity as a Singer sewing machine.
Whether it is a brand new or vintage machine, the Singer brand name will be on the machine.
White was, next to Singer, perhaps the largest and best known of the US sewing machine companies.