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Thread: Where can I find a Featherweight cabinet?

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    Super Member JanetM's Avatar
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    I inherited a Singer Featherweight 221 machine (1953) from my MIL. I would like to find a cabinet for it.

    I am not looking to spend thousands on Ebay for a vintage cabinet, but I am wondering if anyone knows of a company that makes reproduction cabinets.

    I would like it to be a piece of furniture so I could use it as a display piece.

    My husband doesn't have carpentry skills so plans for making one wouldn't work for me. Thanks. ;)

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    I don't think there was ever a cabinet made for the Featherweight. It was sold with a table specially sized for it. The tables are very much sought-after because they are much rarer than the machine. A featherweight table in good condition can cost several hundred dollars.

    I would think that other cabinets could possibly be modified to house a featherweight. It seems to me, though, that the featherweight was not made with bolts the way most cabinet machines are. I think it was simply set on top of a metal "cradle" in the table so it would be flush with the working surface.

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    WOW, lucky you! Congrats on the FW!

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    Here is a site for featherweights and info. Also a table.

    http://www.jslyle.com/model221.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Here is a site for featherweights and info. Also a table.

    http://www.jslyle.com/model221.htm
    Thank you for this. The table is beautiful. It measures 30" square, which is probably too large for the spot I have in mind. :-(

    Prism99...you're right..no way to mount it like other machines.

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    There was a cabinet made for the featherweights. I've seen pictures but they're rare, expensive and hard to find. I saw some reproductions for sale that were nicely made, they cost less but still pricey. These were probably on ebay if I remember right. You might google "Singer Featherweight Cabinet". Also you might check on needlebar for a picture.

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    Check out this web:

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...nd_tables.html

    Maybe you could find a square or oval table like this one.

    Good luck :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Here is a site for featherweights and info. Also a table.

    http://www.jslyle.com/model221.htm
    This company makes reproductions of the featherweight table.they took an old one and made the new exactly the same... they are very reliable...I have seen them at many quilt shows and chatted for a while, a very nice couple. They also have real #221's not replica's.

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    Wow! Found this on eBay:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Singer-221-1-Fea...item3f016e3cea

    I had never seen this cabinet before.

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    If you look on the web I suggested you'll see this cabinet :)

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