Once you locate the serial number on your Pfaff sewing machine, you can use it to find out when your machine was made. The International Sewing Machine Society kindly provides a full list of all known Pfaff serial numbers and manufacture dates here!
The serial number helps you match up your machine to a particular year, but the model number also matters a lot. This number you can usually find painted or printed prominently on the body of the machine. When you talk to other sewers about your machine, you will refer to it by its model numbers, such as the 130 or the 260.
All Pfaff machines have a serial number, allowing the owner to determine what year the machine was made. For instance, machines manufactured in 1862, the first year of Pfaff machines, have 1 as their serial number.
Knowing when your Pfaff sewing machine was made can be a difficult task. You need to know your serial number before you can find the age of your sewing machine. The only problem is not all companies kept a detailed and official list of their serial numbers or when they were issued
There is a fairly good record of serial numbers posted to the internet that records most of the serial numbers used by Pfaff. Unfortunately, the list only goes up to 1975. There is a second list that covers the same ground but only goes to 1978.
You can find the first list at this link and the second at the following location. For years following 1978, you may have to contact Pfaff directly and ask them when your sewing machine was made. Make sure you have your serial number handy as that is the best way to find out when your machine was manufactured.
For more vintage models, you should be able to find the serial number listed on the machine itself. Check the back, the sides or the bottom of the machines to find the bade and see if the number is listed on it.
I've just read your article here regarding the whereabouts different Singer machines were manufactured. I am looking for the manufacture information for A Singer 28 hand crank with the serial number S219152 would be. I don''t see anything above giving me information on the "S' prefix.
Hi Cora. Did you ever find the info about the manufacturing plant for your Singer. Since I'm stuck at home during the current world situation, I just looked it up. According to ISMACS with your serial number is indicates it should be a Singer 27 dated between Jan and Jun 1906. Could there be a number missing from your serial number? Or perhaps it's the larger 27 machine? Anyway according to Alex Askaroff's site, the S indicates either Clydebank Scotland or Podolsk Russia as they both produced S series machines.Hope this helped.Kellie S
I have a 1906 SINGER Model 27 machine (Serial Number: S2145960. On Singer's official website, the original, NLA dating chart noted alongside the line listing Singer Machines with the 'S' serial number prefix for serial numbers: "NOTE: 100 of these 'S' machines were made in Podolsk, Russia." S-190355-250354 Model 27K 60000 machines Production Dates: JAN.- JUNE 1906, My Model 27 SINGER machine is a "Sphinx" that has some very different decorations on it, Including the 'SINGER name on the machine's arm. That name is in all capital letters and the letters are spaced far enough apart to have a 'dot centered between each letter. The decorations on the machine appear to have been applied by an artist's hand in gold leaf. The rim of the machine's hand wheel is wider than normal and it is flat (rather than rounded) on it's plated surface. I acquired the machine at an Antique Store in Merced, CA on July 27, 2003.... and it was in what appeared to be a somewhat home made parlor-style treadle cabinet. In order to attach an aftermarket hand crank to the machine, I had to fabricate an aluminum spacer to mount between the hand crank mechanism and the mount on the right side of the machine's pillar.
Hi David. Just thought I'd do some checking for you, regarding dating your machines. You've most likely checked ISMACS that dates Bobby at Aug 27 1913 and Lily at Aug 10 1915. So I went to Alex Ascaroff's site for location. G series were manufactured in Elizabeth, New Jersey. I know some people think it's Germany but I think they are confusing the model number with serial number ie: 66K or the 211G for example, which would indicate Kilbowie or Germany. If you are not familiar, check out his site and YouTube channel. Some great stuff! Hope this has helped.Kellie S.guardian of Ruthie 1927 Singer 101, Walter 1904 singer 27 and Penelope or Penny 1889 27.
Just purchased a vintage Singer machine with treadle and all of the parts. I have been trying to find a manual online, but haven't had much luck. From reading the article above it was made at St. Johns factory in Quebec as it is a JA Series. Have read it could be from 1924-1935. But that is all I know. When I log onto the Singerco website it doesn't list any JA series manuals. I am wondering if it goes by another name possibly? The serial number is JA 250725. I have always found these sewing machines to be beautiful and have never come across one that had both the sewing machine and the table in tact and all the parts and pedal is still in working order. So I had to have it, but I bought it with the intention of hopefully being able to use it and pass it down to my kids. Hence why I am looking for a manual - either online version or one that I could purchase would be ideal. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you kindly.
Howdy Stacy,Not to worry.Even though you have not been able to identify your machine by it's serial number, I, and many others, will be able to OR come very close by looking at pictures of it.I use the ISMACS site often but have NOT seen any "JA" series machines listed there when looking for your serial number "JA 250725.There are many of us who applaud those who appreciate and "save" these precious pieces of our history.I have nine of them in my personal collection.I am happy to lend my help with your quest.If you wish, send pictures of your machine to my personal e-address ( UNCLEZANE64@GMAIL.COM ).Take closeups of the face plate (including the bobbin area), stitch length knob or lever, balance wheel and motor (if your machine has one). An overall picture of the cabinet would be welcomed.Very best of good luck to you,David Z. Fleisher
Hey there! I found what I think is a 1910 model singer sewing machine at the dump today and I'm trying yo figure out where our was manufactured and exactly what year. The serial number is G0971706. Abby help identifying this setting machine would be much appreciated!! Thank you!! 2b1af7f3a8