Simpllicity dress patterns soon found their way into many homes!
Simplicity Pattern Company, Inc is the baby of the bunch regarding pattern manufacturers.
With the thousands of styles and designs that were made, it could require some effort to date your Singer sewing machines to the exact year of production.
Still in existence as of 2010, the Singer Sewing Machine Company itself is a useful resource for information about your machines.
Thanks to Singer's recent 160th anniversary celebration, I was able to pinpoint my antique machine's model year by entering its serial number into Singer's online database.