All sewing machines manufactured their never had a suffix after the model number.After 1900 all models manufactured overseas now included a suffix after the model number to denote the place of manufacture.What happened to the years 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 19.Singer along with the Berlin-based agency "Culture Management Berlin" created a database of Singer sewing machine world productions in 2000 and 5 years later the list was finally finished and published in 2005.
Singer opened the Anderson, South Carolina plant to manufacture the new slant model sewing machines, i.e., 301, 301A, 401A, 403A, 500A and 503A.In August 1988 Singer completed the sale of its two South Carolina plants, Pickens and Anderson factories, which had about 2,500 employees total, to Ryobi Limited of Japan. The myth about the Anderson factory closing down in 1959, is simply not true!(Ryobi Corporation) This was several years after the Elizabethport factory located in Elizabeth, New Jersey closed down on 1 December 1982. The myth about the "A" added because the Anderson factory burned down, is simply not true!What owners did not understand was that it was only the allotted date and not the date their sewing machine was made.It could take as much as 2 to 3 months and sometimes longer before the allotted quantity was actual made.