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At the time it was considered more modern looking but nowadays the classic black 99K models are once again thought more attractive.
I have tried to make it easier for you to find out the year your Featherweight was made by going through the serial number records published by Singer and pulling out all of the Featherweight data and createed the list below of just Featherweight data.
The 99K will sew most fabrics from fine delicates to denim or leather and will handle any normal household sewing task with ease.
The machines have adjustable tension and stitch length controls.
The 99K must always be mounted in some form of base because the underbed mechanism will not allow it to sit directly onto a table surface.
Early Singer 99Ks were sold in wooden bases with a small compartment under the balance wheel to store accessories and bobbins etc.
The overall shape of the machine with its japanned black paintwork and gold decals remained the same, although the decals were modernised over time.
There may be cases where your serial number does not fall within a Featherweight production range and may be listed under a different model number machine, such as a Model 15.
This does not make the machine "rare" but is simply an error by Singer when they prepared the historical serial number lists or the data was simply recorded in error at the time of production.
The Singer 99K sewing machine was introduced in 1911 as a response to the growing demand for a lighter more portable domestic sewing machine that did not need to be used in a special table.
The 99K was a size version of the established full size Model 66K.