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Thread: When is a featherweight NOT a featherweight?

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    Senior Member Cheshirecatquilter's Avatar
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    I just saw an ad in my local newspaper for a "vintage black sears featherweight with carrying case and attachments" for $400. If it's not a Singer it's not a featherweight, right? Should I call or go check it out?

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Right.
    But, maybe the person used the word Sears by mistake. I would at least check it out, although 400 is a lot for a genuine FW.

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    Singer Featherweights were made between 1933 and 1964 and weigh about 11 lbs. Model 221. Check this site for just about all you would want to know about them. http://www.planetpatchwork.com/fweight.htm

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    There a more rare free arm Model 222 along with the 221, but those are the only FWs. Singer made at least two 3/4 size machines - the 99 and the 128, but, believe me, they are not light. My 128 could double as a boat anchor.

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