However, the serial number on the machine is from 1949. What I mean is, I was hoping that maybe this modern Singer Featherweight would be a quality machine. Lack of these is reason to discount the price. What you see in the photos, including the case, foot control, manuals or any attachments will be included. Not enuf rm 4 praise he deserves! The predominant finish on the 221 is a shiny black. Well, this is disappointing, but I guess I expected it. You can subcribe to the Featherweight Fanatic list by sending your name and e-mail address to.
This machine is a sewers, quilters and collectors dream. It is very important that they be carefully and properly packed. Thank you for teaching it!! I have a feeling that I'll probably always use the new foot pedal now. If you are interested in Featherweight 222K sewing machines add me to your favorite sellers list as I specialize in 222K sewing machines. The stitches from this Featherweight are straight and tight with good tension and no skipping of the stitches.
The featherweight, although constructed of aluminum and thus very lightweight, runs smoothly and quietly due to its well-balanced rotary-hook mechanism. These machines are ready to sew and ready for a new home! You could also use a carry-on bag with wheels to transport a machine. The Singer Featherweight is a model series of domestic produced by the from 1933 to 1968. It is very important that they be carefully and properly packed. I specialize in Singer model 222K Featherweight sewing machines. Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine.
They will not be found to be perfect, or absolutely correct, but are provided as an aid for your use and enjoyment. I am curious about any comments you might want to make. Buying a Singer 222K Featherweight freearm sewing machine is a big investment so you should consider buying your machine from a proven Premier seller of 222K Featherweights. Since the feed dogs cannot be lowered, it is necessary to cover them up with plastic or cardboard in order to machine quilt. I have one, but seldom use it because the one I have does not allow me to change the foot.
I've taken it twice and still learned something new. I would give them a 10. Ivanovic - Beograd, Serbia Nova, I have already passed your site on to a friend with a Featherweight and she has bookmarked you. John's actually Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu , Quebec, Canada. This color Featherweight was manufactured mostly at the St. For run-of-the-mill Featherweights, one dealer in Atlanta says he prices his mainly based on how good they look, i. Was packaged the best I've received.
I will never give up my Featherweights, but I will not be doing any restoration work until things are settled. The case is clean both inside and out. Please refer to for the notable characteristics of a Featherweight. I wish to say that I am very satisfied with shipped items. The records contained herein is all that Singer provided and Featherweight historians obtained. Unfortunately, it will be contract for the first 3-6 months, but most likely lead to a direct hire position.
These exceptional Singer 221 Featherweights have each been painstakingly restored to original condition. Those manufactured in Kilbowie were modeled given the model number 221 K and those manufactured in St. The Featherweight is a low-shank machine. Janome also makes a small machine, 5 pounds, that is easy to transport. Lay your machine on its back and look on the left hand side of the main body not the folding extension table. The clasp style also changed.
Singer, through their dealers, can also make available some manuals, parts, and other information about these old machines. The Featherweight came in a standard black model made in the U. It takes over an hour to properly pack a Featherweight for safe shipment. Even the oldest machines, if they've been cared for, still sew wonderfully. Four Wheel Drive for your Machine! This machine has been cleaned, oiled and lubed. Older cases have an accessory tray that stacks on top of the machine, which is set down in the case. Sometimes you might find a rogue 221, for example, in a batch of 50,000 99K machines.
The most- interesting designs were seals from machines marketed during various expositions. And yes, I will be bringing a few machines with me to tinker with! You will be glad you did. My sewing is accurate and not veering off at the end of my seams. It takes over an hour to properly pack a Featherweight for safe shipment. Has a few scratches from being used. I was worried about the wiring to my original foot pedal, therefore, I was glad to get the new one.
Featherweights having serial numbers that begin with the prefix letter 'A' were made in Elizabethport, New Jersey, whereas those that begin with the prefix letter 'E' were manufactured in Kilbowie, Scotland. The early tension adjustment and throat plate are un-numbered, while the later tension adjustment is numbered and black rather than chrome. I picked up a Singer as a gift for someone a few years ago, should have spent a third of that cost on a Brother from Walmart- the Brother is a much better machine. A reproduction of the 222K manual is included. You can refer to the for more details about those changes. Well, this is disappointing, but I guess I expected it.