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If the Sewing Bed is 10 to 12 inches (25 cm to 30 cm) it is a Half-Size., you have a Singer Model 221 or one of its variations such as a 221K or the Model 221-1 or one of the colored versions like the 221J which is a tan colored model.
Look at the pictures below to confirm your machine's identity. You have selected the Faceplate that is Smoothly Rounded and Rectangular. It should be encased in a squarish type of housing.
the problem is this long number is the serial number and we need the machine model number to help with parts, feet, needles etc.
There is no reference charts available to tell us the exact model number from it's serial number.
You have indicated that your machine is Electric Powered. Is there a RUBBER BELT that connects the motor to the Hand-Wheel? You have indicated that your machine HAS a Rubber Drive Belt.If you have the Treadle it is a Model 15-96 and if it is Hand-Crank it is the Model 15-98. The Tension Adjustment Dial/Knob should be facing toward you as you have indicated and here is NO large Knob/Dial in the middle of the arm.Now locate and look at the Slide Plate and Needle Plate.Below is a simple procedure to help you identify your old cast metal Singer Sewing machines manufactured prior to 1960.Just answer the simple questions about your machine by clicking on the answer links and hopefully you will be able to identify it. If you are unsuccessful you can email me with a clear picture of your machine and its serial number.2.