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Thread: Is this a Featherweight?

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    Senior Member HeatherQuilts's Avatar
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    This is an "an electric portable sewing machine"
    Is this considered a Featherweight? I'm not sure what's what with the older Singer's. Anyways, thanks for the help everyone! (This is a craigslist post from Minneapolis, Minnesota)

    http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ra...780571136.html

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    Doesn't sound like it . I am not an expert but I think most are like a 221, the arm folds up and down

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    No that is not a featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Doesn't sound like it . I am not an expert but I think most are like a 221, the arm folds up and down
    I believe you are right, a FW is portable, does not sit in a base.

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    lostn51 would know but it doesn't look like a featherweight

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    No this isn't a featherweight...this is a 99K. A 99K is a 3/4 size machine...a featherweight is 1/2 the size of a regular machine of that vintage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    No this isn't a featherweight...this is a 99K. A 99K is a 3/4 size machine...a featherweight is 1/2 the size of a regular machine of that vintage.
    This is definitely a 99K. It is 3/4 size and it is heavy! It's a great little machine. My mom has one. It sits in the bottom of the case or it can be put in a table but you have to make sure the table is specifically for a 99K due to the size difference.

    If it runs and has all the necessary parts and a good cord (check to make sure there are no cracks) then I think that is a great price. Where I live you don't see these for less than $75 on up.

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    This is a featherweight////

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    No it's not a FW...i have one just like it. IT is a industrial Singer and i believe it's called a 301. I brought one thinking it was an FW, but it's heavier.

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    rose of sharon..i like your fw! Getting one myself, hoping it comes by mail tomorrow.

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