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Thread: Is this a featherlight or not?

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    Member Tinker Tots's Avatar
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    I found this sewing machine. It runs like a charm, I was having a garage sale, and I went back into my mother-in-law's shed to get (just a few last things), and I said you know I have seen that box over there for years, I wonder what it is, and Lookie what I discovered a Singer ? I looked it up with the serial # EK----- and it was made in Scotland in 1955 I think. and I put oil to it and away it went. My question is the second pic. WHAT IS THAT HOOK FOR in the lid? I must not put it on correctly because you hear it scrapping the machine when I put it on.

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    Not a Featherweight machine - they have a flip up sewing bed

    Check this site!

    http://www.singerco.com/pdf/SINGER_EK_nos.pdf

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    Does the hook in the lid hold the pedal?

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    No it looks really way to big

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    The number on the tag on the front lower right will tell you - Featherweights are 221 and 221K. That looks like a great machine - any of the older Singers are wonderful.

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    Lucky u to have it !

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    o what a neat find...

    yet another toy to play with...so whatcha gonna make with it

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    not a Featherweight, but still a great machine.

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    Might be a 66 or 99. Hook probably was for foot control pedal.

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    Looks like the hook in the lid might possibly fit over the wheel.

    Sometimes these machines originated as hand cranks, which were later converted to electricity by adding a motor. When this change is made, the cover sometimes no longer fits the machine.

    Be very careful not to scratch the machine; good cosmetic condition adds a lot to the value.

    Looks like there is a "hook" in the base that you can move so you can tip back the machine. The base was used as a storage container, and you might find some accessories in there. If the base is not big enough to hold the foot control, then I also think that the hook in the lid is for the foot control. Does the foot control have a button? That is the old kind. If the foot control was switched out to a newer type, that might not fit the original hook.

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