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Thread: Replica Featherweights? Oh ya!

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    Senior Member Moon Holiday's Avatar
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    Did you know someone is making replicas of the Featherweight 221 machines? I'm not talking fakes.... just replica machines... all metal parts, everything looks the same except for the the labels. Oh, and did I tell you they're expensive... well not computerized machine prices, but still same prices as original machines in good shape... Check it out:
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp14841-0096.html

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    OUCH!!! Look at that price!!!!!!!!!! Sure looks like one though, doesn't it?

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    Senior Member Moon Holiday's Avatar
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    I don't know why I'm surprised because featherweights have been such a hot item for quite while. I agree about the price... although featherweight prices have been climbing steadily this year... back up to where they were before the economy went south.

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    I think I'd rather have an original! Don't know where I read it, maybe it was Billy? But I know I read here that they're not near the same quality as the originals.

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    I would pay that for an original but not a replica. Glad I have one that cost a lot less than what they're asking!
    Right now I don't have that kind of money for a FW. I got mine for a tad over 200

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    I'm going to be "snobby" and say that I am glad I have my real deal Featherweight. LOL Especially at that price. Thanks Mom, for the wonderful Christmas present 37 years ago that I was sentimental enough to hang onto all these years. :)

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    A lot of us FW owners are snobs I think :D
    I wouldn't sell mine for anything!! She's so reliable!!

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    The worry will be years from now these baby's will be selling on Ebay and new quilters won't know the difference.
    They should be forced to call them something other than Singer. In fact, since Singer still exists, they should be sited for Patent infringement. It hasn't been 100 years yet since they started making the FW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Holiday
    Did you know someone is making replicas of the Featherweight 221 machines? I'm not talking fakes.... just replica machines... all metal parts, everything looks the same except for the the labels. Oh, and did I tell you they're expensive... well not computerized machine prices, but still same prices as original machines in good shape... Check it out:
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp14841-0096.html
    EEEEK! NOOOO! They aren't well made inside and are noisy things. Just go buy a real featherweight. My oldest FW was made in 1936 and still sewed as well as the day she came off the assembly line.

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    Interesting. At least they would be in perfect condition.

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