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Like Suzy I am rather suspicious about the Singer 800 number dates and also about the 25,000 daily production -- that's over 7 million a year.
I have a lot of Singer records from the Scotish factory and much of it is contradictory.
The source is a book published by Singer in 1980 for its reps and dealers and is a photographic record "to provide an easy means of identification of sewing machines sold in the UK from 1870 to 1862" Each model is photographed and with a caption giving dates of manufacture and other details. Black machines produced in Britain from 1949 to 1955 when entire 221K production went over to the pale tourquoise. EZ was used from May '68 to April '70 and FB from April '69 to June '71.
A Anderson South Carolina AP Lagos Nigera B Bonnieres France BE Casablanca Morocco BG Bancock Thailand C Campinas Brazil CH Santiago Chili Cy Ratmalana Ceylon E Elizabeth NJ USA F Taytay Phillipines G Karlsruhe Germany GH Tema Ghana H Karachi Pakistan HC Chittigong East Pakistan J St Jaohns Canada K Clydebank Scotland L Bogota Colombia LM Kinshasha Congo M Monza Italy ML Petaling Malaysia N Taichung Taiwan P Penrith NSW Australia PR Lima Peru Q Johannesburg S Africa R Querataro Mexico T Delhi India TN Tunis Tunisia U Utsunomiga Japan V Buenos Aires Argentinia VN Saigon South Vietnam Y Maltepe Turkey Z Alcenon France There were also "factories" in Wurselen in Germany and Alencon in France but I can find no record of designations for them.
I have asked Singer USA to explain its system of dating machines but so far it has failed to respond to my letters.