Singer 215G, 216G & 218G Sewing Machines
The Singer models 215G, 216G and 218G were the first models made at the Karlsruhe factory in Germany after the production was taken over by Singer in 1954. The serial numbers for these models take the form of the letters PA followed by a sequence of 6 digits.
The designs for these models were inherited from the Haid und Neu Company when Singer purchased the business. It marketed the Haid und Neu designs as Singer models until the factory was re-equipped with new machinery and new modern ‘Singer’ models were introduced with aluminium bodies.
The 215G was a cast iron machine straight stitch model with a vertical oscillating hook.
The 216G has a front facing vertical vertical oscillating hook and a zigzag facility.
The 218G was a vibrating shuttle type machine using 28/128 style long bobbins, so was already very outdated.