I see a lot of mention on this board but I don't understand what the attraction is for the feather weights. I understand the collecting of antiques machines but I assumed they weren't primarily purchased for actual use. I have my mother's old hand cranked Singer but I never use it. It just a momento.
I must confess I do have 4 machines. My Janome 6260, the work horse in my stable, A juki, my longarm and a serger.