I had no idea when it was manufactured or its model number.Several parts are missing, it's not in great shape, and it's basically non-functionalbut it still is a wonderful piece of family memorabilia, and I love having it in my home.The Wheeler and Wilson company was the largest manufacturer of sewing machines in the 1850s and the 1860s. In 1861, the company introduced the famous glass presser foot, patented on March 5 of that year by J. The glass allowed the seamstress to observe the stitching and to produce very close-edge stitching. Wilson; from 1852 to 1856 it was the Wheeler, Wilson & Co., Watertown, Connecticut; and from 1856 to 1876, it was Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. The style of the head changed very little during these years (see figs. Both a table style with iron legs and a cabinet model were made: the head was usually mounted to stitch from left to right. The presser foot was made of metal but shaped like an open into which was slid a small glass plate, with a hole for the needle descent. 8 machine was introduced and a new series of serial numbers was initiated.Thanks to Singer's recent 160th anniversary celebration, I was able to pinpoint my antique machine's model year by entering its serial number into Singer's online database.It's nice to know my sewing machine was manufactured in 1907.
Perhaps someday I'll refurbish it, and when that happens, it will be important to know a little more about the machine.**Notice** I love vintage machines, but am not an expert.I can't help you with repair, parts or dating or giving you an estimate on the value of your machine.Singer along with the Berlin-based agency "Culture Management Berlin" created a database of Singer sewing machine world productions in 2000 and 5 years later the list was finally finished and published in 2005.This database is the first and only complete database of Singer sewing machines productions in the world.But I also wanted to find out the model numberwhich at first I thought would be a far more difficult proposition.