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Thread: Any info on this Singer featherweight?

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    I'm looking, only looking, hee hee! at a white Singer featherweight. I asked about a serial number & was told:
    the first letter is P or F followed by A103268.
    I tried searching, but couldn't come up with much though I will continue trying.
    In the meantime, I thought I would ask here. There's so much knowledge on this board!
    Thanks
    Maureen

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    i have one will have to look at serial #

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    I would certainly love to have a White Featherweight.They are a dream to sew with.I have black ones,

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    If she is in good shape and reasonable, snap her up!! A great book with all kinds of info on Featherweights is by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. It has all kinds of info. From the serial# it could possibly have been made any time from 1969 - 1971. What voltage is the motor?

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    Thanks for the comments thus far. I was so attracted by the white colour that I couldn't stop looking at her. Last week the price was $200...yesterday it was down to $150.
    So, I don't really know what "reasonable" is for this particular one. Oh,I didn't think to ask the voltage.
    Maureen

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    Oh I would love a white one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsquilter
    Thanks for the comments thus far. I was so attracted by the white colour that I couldn't stop looking at her. Last week the price was $200...yesterday it was down to $150.
    So, I don't really know what "reasonable" is for this particular one. Oh,I didn't think to ask the voltage.
    Maureen
    Maureen,that's a great price!! If you don't want it you can get it for me. My birthday is coming up LOL :D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsquilter
    I'm looking, only looking, hee hee! at a white Singer featherweight. I asked about a serial number & was told:
    the first letter is P or F followed by A103268.
    I tried searching, but couldn't come up with much though I will continue trying.
    In the meantime, I thought I would ask here. There's so much knowledge on this board!
    Thanks
    Maureen
    Remember, there are two kinds of Featherweights. the vintage ones, model 221, of which there is a white one. and then the newer machines, small ones that they have
    labeled "Featherweight" but are nothing like the original ones. vast cost & quality difference !
    the vintage, white, model 221 Singer Featherweight is hard-wired (you can not remove plug from side ), shorter extension bed, no decals,belt driven & several other different design features. I have several vintage 221's, & don't personally, consider the white ones the quality of the others. they were only made for a few years in the latter years of 221 production. Graham Forsdyke has one of the most informative websites. an honest dealer.

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    I knew I would great info from this board!
    Smitty, thank you, I will peruse Graham's website. I did notice that this particular machine did not have a decal on the front. I figured it was gone, but maybe it never existed?!
    Um, Susan Margaret, how much do you think postage would be?!!!! LOL! I'll start saving!
    Maureen

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    Ahhh, Smitty just gave you some very good advice!! I forgot about those "reproductions", which are not Featherweights at all!!
    Let us know what happens! :D

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