My new housemate arrived today all the way from Canada. I'd forgotten how tiny Featherweights are! She's in perfect condition considering she was "born" in 1948 -- the same year I was born. She was manufactured in Scotland so I knew she was wired as 220v and I would need a stepup transformer to run her.
However, the motor on her is listed as 110/120v made in Elizabethport NJ. I contacted the E-Bay seller and he wrote that the motor had been rewired as a 220v before he aquired her.
Now, finally my question. Does anyone know if the motor can be put back to a 110v, and what the process would be? I called the Singer repair shop and he offered to sell me a motor for $120.00 (!), but had no idea how to re-wire one back to 110v.
The transformer weighs about half of what the machine weighs and is about a 6-7" cube, so it would be really nice to have a 110v motor so I don't have to lug around the transformer.