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"Bakelite" Made in U.S.A. motor

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Sewing1418 of 1627What are these?My Singer Model 15 made in 1946
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Posted 6 years ago


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This Singer Featherweight dated Oct. 28th, 1947, has the rarely seen "Bakelite" motor marked "Made in the U.S.A.". They were made to appease the Canadian market, unhappy with the steel motor previously and subsequently made & marketed by the Elizabethtown, N.J., USA Singer manufacturing plant. The Singer Model 221-1 owner's manual {Form 20332 (Rev. 248) pictures this scare motor on pages 24 & 27. (the only manual to do so).
We were very fortunate to happen upon this prized collectable!
Pam & J.C. Elliott
Please reference Leo Kujat's website; for more information.


  1. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    Very nice find and a nice looking machine .
  2. Pam-and-J.C.Elliott Pam-and-J.C.Elliott, 6 years ago
    Thank you...we've been fortunate in finding some scarce/ rare pieces for our group. This particular machine has little to no vibration and runs "s m o o t h !"
    It's a "little sweetie"
    Pam & J.C. Elliott
  3. WYQuilt WYQuilt, 6 years ago
    Another scarce addition to the collection!
  4. future111, 4 years ago
    I just purchased a British 221K Featherweight that has this same motor on it except it's marked Made in Great Britain and is 220 volts. My machine is dated Dec. 24, 1947 and is in the EE serial number range. Has anybody ever heard of this version of the bakelite motor before? The machine itself is in almost pristine condition.
  5. Pam-and-J.C.Elliott Pam-and-J.C.Elliott, 4 years ago
    I have not seen a 220 V motor with the yellow script - would love to see a few pictures. You can email me at

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