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Thread: singer 201-40 question

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    Super Member mimom's Avatar
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    is 201-40 a featherweight? I bought a box of attachments and inside I found the original sales receipt for the machine it says its a 201-40. Can anyone tell me what kind of machine it is

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    A 201 is Singer's premium machine. It is far from a FW. It is a full size machine with excellent sewing capabilities. What is the serial number of the machine you purchased? The Singer dating site will tell you what it is, minus a few whose records were lost. Singer kept good records.

    FWs are 221s and 222s only.

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    I've heard (but this is just something I read) that the 201 is the best machine Singer made.
    I have one and love it! Glad you have one :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    A 201 is Singer's premium machine. It is far from a FW. It is a full size machine with excellent sewing capabilities. What is the serial number of the machine you purchased? The Singer dating site will tell you what it is, minus a few whose records were lost. Singer kept good records.

    FWs are 221s and 222s only.
    I didn't buy it, it was nowhere to be found at this estate sale but I found and bought the accessories box and the original recipt was in that box. Are they worth more than featherweights?

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    Oh, I thought you bought it.
    FW's sell for a lot more than the 201's.
    As for "worth" I don't know. I just know what they sell for :)
    I love both!

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    are the attachments interchangable with Featherweights?

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    I have been told that they are interchangeable, I have a 201K and a 222K, I just tried the hemmer from the FW on the 201 and it fits. They are both short shank machines.

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