Dating vintage sewing
It is therefore my goal to establish a database of serial numbers for the above models and create an accurate Year of Issue, which is the year of manufacture or year your sewing machine was actually made.
Singer - Machine Serial Numbers Up to March 1996 you could call Singer Customer Service with your serial number and they would give you a of for models 301, 301A, 401A and 403A.
The directions (or New Deltor as they were referred to), call for hemstitch detailing for the seams which would showcase the dainty geometric design.
But then I wondered how this would have been done in the 1920’s?
Listed as a 1920’s frock, it was actually advertised in Delineator Magazine, January 1930 dating it as a late 1929/early 1930 design.A joint licensing agreement for offering this entire database on the Internet, print media is only between the Culture Management Berlin [Germany] and the Singer Corporation NV [USA]. The only production records from the Anderson factory is in 1951 when a limited edition of only 10,000 Singer Model 301 sewing machines were manufactured for the Centennial Year Celebration.Licenses can be purchased only through the agency "Culture Management Berlin". There are absolutely no production records from 1952 to 1963.The dress has all the feminine details such as three different hemline options, geometric seams, two piece optional cape, and a pretty tie, all making this the perfect party frock.When making up any design for the Library, I tend to use only basic straight and zig-zag stitches in an effort to keep the dress as accurate as the tools a sewer from that era would have had to work with in her home.