A neighbor, who is in his mid to late 80's, has a small sewing machine repair/retail shop in his garage. I just heard they may sell their house & move into senior living. I see a featherweight sitting in the window, but have never gone there to look at it. My Husband thinks I should see what he may want for it, which I am sure is more than most would be willing to pay, as he's not cheap. I have no idea what to look for. Year, case, motor, bobbin case, needles. What about parts? ....I'd appreciate what are the main things I should check, if I decide to go look at it. Are there better years, models? I don't even know if he has more than one featherweight. I've never seen one up close. I see the posts about so many of you buying them. What's so great about them?
PS: I have a Bernina 830LE, Bernina 903, Sailrite Industrial 111, Bernina Serger, Babylock Coverstitch. I quilt, make jeans, t-tops, you name it. I do allot of sewing.