Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Singer Sewing Machine

In Sewing > Singer Sewing Machines > Show & Tell.
bossy's likes6 of 129Antique Butter Churn Crockwrought iron floor lamp
Love it
Like it

bossybossy likes this.
oldseweroldsewer loves this.
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 10 years ago

    (1 item)

    Does anyone care to comment on what you see here? I think it's an antique of sorts. It does work well. I don't sew. It was handed down from a relative of mine. It's very heavy and is concealed in this wooden box.

    Thank you,


    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Singer Sewing Machines
    See all
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax Singer featherweight  221 201 15 66 99 301
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax S...
    Antique 1910 Singer Sewing Machine w/ Treadle Cabinet
    Antique 1910 Singer Sewing Machine ...
    Vintage Singer Model 380 Space Saver Sewing Cabinet / Desk
    Vintage Singer Model 380 Space Save...
    Antique Singer Sewing Machine And Table Egyptian Revival Sphinx Vintage
    Antique Singer Sewing Machine And T...
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax Singer featherweight  221 201 15 66 99 301
    Vintage Sewing Machine Polish Wax S...
    See all


    1. Nancy Salisbury, 10 years ago
      I believe that what you have is a Singer 99K machine in a bentwood case . They are nice little machines . Yours appears to be in good condition , but is missing the slide plate that goes over the bobbin area . I would tell you what year it was made , but you have the cord over the serial number so I can not read it . You can go to the Singer web site and find out what year it was made . Around here ( the Mid- West ) these type of machines sell for $50.00 on up depending on condition and if it sews . Just because a machine runs and it appears to work , does not mean that it will sew . There are many things that might need ajustment .
    2. Jean, 9 years ago
      I have a similar machine with seriel number Y1495301, manufactured in Clydebank, Scotland on June 27, 1923. It runs but I will have to test to see if it sews. Getting ready for garage sale ---- Does anyone have an idea what it would be worth?
    3. fjaronik, 9 years ago
      Singer got back to me and advised that this is a model #66 built in Elizabeth, NJ in 1954. The plate on the machine states that it was built in Canada though! Go figure!
    4. Nancy Salisbury, 9 years ago
      If I am not mistaken it has a number on it right below the badge that says 99K . It does take a class 66 bobbin , ( a drop in ) but I believe it is a 99 K . The decals are also of a Singer 99 K .
    5. Bernadette Bernadette, 9 years ago
      Frank, it's definitely a 99, and I would say either you've quoted the Serial number to them incorrectly or they've looked it up wrong - if it was made in Canada the little number will not say 99K. Singer does not have records for the St Jean factory so you will only be able to get an estimate of the date. The 99 with Eye decal, came into use in the 1950's.
    6. Bernadette Bernadette, 9 years ago
      Frank, my apologies, the machine IS a 66 - you can see that there is a rear inspection plate and that the faceplate has a curve on it - on a 99 there is no rear inspection plate and the faceplates are flat. There is a small plate just below the oval badge, it's not possible to make out clearly in the photo but it should say 66-. This is the first time I've seen Eye decal on a 66.
    7. Nancy Salisbury, 9 years ago
      Frank : Bernadette is right . It appear that your machine is not a 99 K . I have a couple of 99 K machines . I did not realize that they did not have a rear inspection plate until I saw Bernadette's last post and I went and looked at one of my 99K machines . I have yet to clean up my machines so I had not even looked at the backside of them . Please give us the number right below the badge on the front . It appears to be a two digit number and then a letter . I would really like to know what that number and letter is . Sorry for the mixup .
    8. fjaronik, 9 years ago
      Under the 66 is a plate that has this sequence:

    9. Bernadette Bernadette, 9 years ago
      Frank, I'm sorry I missed your post - the commission date for your machine is April 2 1954. It was one of 15,000 machines from that batch, which would have been made over the weeks and months following April 2 commission date.
    10. fjaronik, 9 years ago
      Thanks everyone for your comments. Does anyone know what it might be worth? Is it considered a collector's model?


    11. Bernadette Bernadette, 9 years ago
      Not really a collector's model, and not highly valuable. On a really good day you might get $100 on eBay for it, but equally find one at a charity shop for $20 - it's worth what someone is willing to pay :)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.