Posted 5 years ago
Singer produced a special badge commerating their 100th Anniversay. "A Century of Sewing 1851-1951". It was applied to the machines produced during the late 40's early 50's as a selling gimmick. The badge was also applied to those machines still in the warehouse as evidenced by this "Aug. 19th, 1947" 221 Featherweight.
The other unique feature that this machine has is the not-often-seen "M.R." decal under the badge and on the rear of the arm. The "M.R." trademark indicates this 221 was being produced for the Mexican/ South American market. It may have been assembled in Canada as it was found in Canada with a St. John's NB " marked motor.
We've only seen this one in our travels - a rare combination.
Pam & J.C. Elliott