First available figures are for 1867 when 14,000 machines were produced.This total steadily increased until 1872 - the year in which women and children were barred from working in coal mines in Britain - when over 35,000 left the production line. 08/15/40 *****transitional production run 221__ AF 74-76 ….. 07/01/41 *****transitional production run 221__ AG 00-01 ….. The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.
01/23/50 *****transitional production run 221-1 AJ 55-59 ….. The earliest Domestic Vibrating Shuttle (VS) sewing machine manufactured from 1863-1870's was much more modern than its competitors and was the first true "high arm" machine. ) photo courtesy of Judy in BC (Note top disk tension - this machine does not have "A" in the decal but has the front thumbwheel stich length control like the Domestic A.Company History This is William Mack's May 19, 1863 patent with his revolutionary design for a vibrating shuttle machine with high arm. No name is given to the shape or style of take-up mechanism, which resembles a tennis racket."antique" sewing machine, or any other sewing machine with a serial number in the 6 or 7 digit range, is considered late and relatively common.The machine may date from 1880, and does have some value, but it would almost always be as a decorator item and not as a collectible with a steady demand and known value from sewing machine collectors.