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Thread: we have a treasure

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    We found a little black box at the landfill . Brought it home and inside ....is a Singer featherweight sewing machine ! But she is missing the foot control . She needs a good cleaning .
    I have a question for people that have these machines . Can attachments for a singer treadle work on featherweights ? This is model 221 , made May 24 , 1938 in Elizabeth . N. J. Any information would be helpful . Annie
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    what a find!
    here's a yahoo group
    vintagesingers@yahoogroups.com

    there are people on the list who can answer ALL of your questions - from how to clean the machine safely so as to not hurt the finish, to supply you with needed items etc

    you can search yahoogroups for 221, or featherweight

    have fun

    hopefully you have the bobbin case... that's expensive (@50 ) but if the machine was free who cares!


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    What an awesome find!!!! Lucky You :D :D :D

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    OMG! With a case too! How great is that!!!! I think you will be able to get a replacement foot control. I'm sew happy for you! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    What a beauty....sorry, I can't offer any specific advice regarding the Singer but you certainly made a wonderful find!

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    What a lucky find, image throwing something like that away.

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    Thanks for the help , I will most definitely check out the links :lol: . The bobbin case is there with 4 bobbins . I did notice that the feed dogs are a little rusted. I haven't tried to clean her up yet . Got all excited over our " find ". I can't imagine someone throwing it away either !!! :mrgreen: I guess whoever did thought it was just old junk ! Well not to me . I used to sew on my Grandmother 's treadle sewing machine . So I dearly admire these old machines :thumbup: They are sure built to last , not like these new plastic ones :mrgreen:
    Loretta I didn't dig in the trash , was sitting right in front . It pays sometimes to investigate old boxes and cases .

    Annie

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    WOW!!!
    What a great treasure you found!

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    Oh! What a wonderful find!
    Congratulations!
    C-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-e !!!! :!: :!: :!: :!:
    (I need a smilie with some confetti! There is a lot to celebrate on this site, eh?)

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    I can't believe anyone would throw one of these away. Of course, I am a sucker for old sewing machines. Lucky You!

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