Posted 12 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 startegy. The badge was also applied to those machines still in the warehouse as evidenced by this earlier date of "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 “Latin/ Mexican/ South American market. It was cast in Scotland, assembled in Canada with a St. John's Quebec marked motor.
We've only seen this one in our travels - a rare combination. and a an excellent mainstay of our collection.
Pam & J.C. Elliott