This is my 1951 Singer 99K. It is operated by a knee bar that I could get very accustomed to using. Much more control and fun too! It takes low shank attachments, which means is will fit attachments that also fit my Singer 201's and those from my puzzle box.
I spent quite some time researching old sewing machines, online and offline and have decided to share with you a list of links that I use. From these links you should be able to identify the model of your antique or vintage Singer sewing machine, date it and also find out the attachments it will take. There are also free manuals on a few of them for you to download. Which provide loads of information on the machines themselves.
If you have a link you would like to add, please leave a comment and I will add it to the list once I have checked it out.
( have updated these links 9th January 2012. Some have expired, but I was able to track some of them down through the web archive. I have left the old links in should they become available at a later date)
Sewing Machine Photo ID Walkthrough Very useful**
Dating Antique and Vintage Singer Sewing Machines
For detailed manufacturing dates and model numbers
Singer Sewing Machine Serial Numbers
This information in no longer very detailed and does not show models numbers.
Singer Sewing Machine Company From ISMACS - machines, cabinets, manuals & attachments
ISMACS International Free manuals and lots of information**
How Much is Your Machine Worth?
Needlebar Need to become a member to read messages
Seized Machine Treatment (Information No longer Available)
Antique and Vintage Sewing Machine Virtual Museum
Free Download for Singer Manuals 15, 28 and 66
Sewitgoes Sewing Machine Collector's Gallery New Link
(Old Link Sewing Machine Collector's Gallery)
Part and Attachments for Singer Sewing Machines - New Link
(Old link Parts/Attachments information)
Featherweight 221 Factory
Yahoo Singer Attachments Group - Need to be a member to view messages
Yahoo Vintage Singers Group - Need to be a member to view messages