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Thread: dumpster diving - was it a Featherweight?

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    On my way to work this AM, had to turn around and grab hubby to carry home something from a dumpster - a beautiful old sewing machine. It is in a sewing table whose veneer is blistered and peeling. But when I opened the lid and saw the machine, I wondered if it might be a Featherweight.

    Upon researching, I think it is actually a model 66-16, which from what I can tell predates the Featherweight. It seems like it was made in Elizabeth NJ USA in 1930. It is electric.

    I took some pics, but didn't have time to download them as I already was half an hour late getting to work, becuase of my stop.

    I can't wait to get home tonight (10PM!), and verify what I think I have found with my research.

    I tried to explain to hubby why it would be so cool to have, even if it wasn't a Featherweight, and it doesn't work, how it would be great decor if nothing else. He didn't understand (but sweetie carried it anyway!). As he was carrying, he said it didn't feel like a Featherweight - he guessed about 35 pounds. But don't know how much of that was the cabinet.

    I will post pics tomorrow, and links to where I found info, so ya'll can help me be sure I am thinking correctly about what it is.

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    Good for you, saving the poor dear from the dumpster. What a sad fate for a machine that could be revived. Can't wait to see your pictures.

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    Oh how exciting :shock: :lol: Can't wait to see pics

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    Can't w see the pics tonight?,lol!! I'll be drooling on my pillow as I sleep tonight!!

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    How would you describe to someone (hubby) how great a find an old machine (especially if it had turned out to be a Featherweight) would be?

    I told him if a quilter to could have a dream come true, only one thing, this would be it. Even if it didn't work.

    What could you compare it to?

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    Awesome find! Ironically that is just where my hubby found my first featherweight...at the transfer station waiting to be crushed! I had just become interested in quilting and had mentioned that it was the ultimate dream machine of quilters. He saw the case perched on the brink of extinction, peeked in and saw it...brought it home soooo pleased with himself. Gotta love the man!
    How do you explain it to DH??? Guess it depend on what makes his heart go pitter pat. ;-)

    Can't wait to see pics of your new rescue baby. How exciting!

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    I am soooo excited for you :D:D:D

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    Don't you just love other people's "trash!" Way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Awesome find! Ironically that is just where my hubby found my first featherweight...at the transfer station waiting to be crushed! I had just become interested in quilting and had mentioned that it was the ultimate dream machine of quilters. He saw the case perched on the brink of extinction, peeked in and saw it...brought it home soooo pleased with himself. Gotta love the man!
    How do you explain it to DH??? Guess it depend on what makes his heart go pitter pat. ;-)

    Can't wait to see pics of your new rescue baby. How exciting!
    What a great guy! If he finds another can I have it?

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    Like for the lady with the Singer, a great way to display a small quilt draped over it!

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