Click here to Contact Nova for her to teach the workshop in your area. The four Featherweight cards are a WONDERFUL resource.
The date is given as a "birthdate", however, is simply the day on which vast batches of serial numbers were released to the various factories.
I am still in awe when I sew on my machines--I don't believe they have ever run this smoothly.
Q: I found this old sewing machine buried in a dirt cellar in my mother's house. The company moved to Cleveland in 1866 and White Sewing Machine Co. The White Family Rotary model was introduced in the late 1890s.
By checking when the next batch was started, it's possible to get a fairly accurate date of when any particular machine might have left the assembly line.
Featherweights having serial numbers that begin with the prefix letter 'A' were made in Elizabethport, New Jersey, whereas those that begin with the prefix letter 'E' were manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland.