Machine Value

Machines can be worth a lot or a little, depending on a number of factors such as age, limited production runs, and condition. Although we can't provide you with an exact value for your machine*, we can provide you with some ways to help you discover it for yourself.
 

Step 1: Find the Model Number

TREADLE/HAND CRANK               
On the throat plate or bed of the machine, up to a series of 8 numbers.

TREADLE/ELECTRIC
On right hand side of the machine, 2 letters, followed by 6 numbers.

ELECTRIC
Underneath the machine, 2 letters followed by 6 numbers.

1960’s TO CURRENT
Model number will be on the front or side of your machine.
 

Step 2: Check Online

Check large sites like ebay and etsy, or smaller sites like collector's weekly. Ideally you will find an exact match, but in case you don't, find another machine with a similar year and model #.
 

Step 3: Check In Store

If you have an antique store or pawn shop near you, ask them what they would give you for your machine.
 

Step 4: Sell It or Save It

Based on what you've learned from your research, only you can decide to sell your machine or keep it.
 

Further Reading

International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society
http://ismacs.net/sewing_machine_articles/how_much_is_my_sewing_machine_worth.html

Catawiki - Weekly Auctions for Special Objects
https://www.catawiki.com/stories/4935-how-to-determine-the-value-of-your-old-sewing-machine

 

*Note: Information about third-party services is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute Singer Sewing Company's recommendation or endorsement. Singer Sewing Company does not warrant or guarantee any particular result or the accuracy or reliability of any services, provided by any third parties referenced herein.