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Thread: Is this a Featherweight?

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    Senior Member CircleSquare's Avatar
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    I have just inherited this machine from my MIL. I have dated it as a 1936 model. It was in a factory in Savannah and had been converted to electric before my MIL bought it when the WPA dissolved and closed the sewing room. The Serial Number is AE199.247.
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    I don't think it is... sorry :(
    But it is a great machine to own :D:D:D

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    No...not a featherweight...it's a 201 :)

    How fun to know the history of the machine!!

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    No, not a featherweight. They are much smaller. One thing to always look for in a featherweight is the table to the left of the needle folds up over the end pf the machine.
    You still have a treasure. Enjoy it.

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    Its really pretty!

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    If it's a 201, that's a wonderful machine to have! They are workhorses and last forever.

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    Thanks for all your replies. I am happy to have this machine and I will treasure it!

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    It may not be a featherweight but it sure is pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    No...not a featherweight...it's a 201 :)

    How fun to know the history of the machine!!
    Charlee, look at the harp space on that beauty! If the feed dogs were covered, could it be used to FMQ?

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    Yep! Actually, the feed dogs drop on the 201 models...or they do on mine anyway...you have to lift the machine and flip a lever on the bottom to drop them...it's a great FMQ machine! :)

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