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Thread: old black sewing machines

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    Junior Member makakehau's Avatar
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    As the lucky and proud owner of 4 of those old, black machines
    I can tell you the continued reliability is a huge plus! Everytime
    I sit down to sew, she is still there working hard and sure as
    She did 75 years ago. I've seen those lovely new computerized
    Machines on Craigslist and Freecycle in need of new mother boards and other
    Computer components.
    Our simple, lovely old black machines will never have complex, expensive electronics issues. They're just not made that way!
    If you have the opportunity to work with this charming
    Piece of history, I say jump on it! You just don't know what
    You're missing.
    :-)
    Lori

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    hey all you lucky ladies who have more than one FW there are a lot of us still out here wanting just one little sweetie.

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    Girl, run to that phone and call Momma. Have her send you both of them. :lol: :lol:

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    guess i should take a closer look at the sewing machine in my attic not sure who it belonged to as i never asked my husbands mom it has been there since i lived in the house for52 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavada
    guess i should take a closer look at the sewing machine in my attic not sure who it belonged to as i never asked my husbands mom it has been there since i lived in the house for52 years
    Let us know what you find up there it could be a Featheweight just waiting to make you happy, from sitting up there alone all this time.

    RUN LOOK !!! let us know

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    From the discussions I have seen, it seems that the Singer Featherweight is the most desirable machine to have. Is that true? I have would like to get one, but need to decide on one model to look for. What is the definition of a Featherweight? Is there a model number or what years where they made? Any information would be helpful. thanks!

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    I have a feather weight and love it it is light weight and easy to take to classes etc. and absolutely wonderful for paper piecing it seems like it was made for that I really love it I also have a Pfaff and a Bernina but I really do use mr FW

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindit
    From the discussions I have seen, it seems that the Singer Featherweight is the most desirable machine to have. Is that true? I have would like to get one, but need to decide on one model to look for. What is the definition of a Featherweight? Is there a model number or what years where they made? Any information would be helpful. thanks!
    Here's what I've googled on the web. I have been trying to educate myself as well.
    http://www.planetpatchwork.com/fweight.htm
    http://www.singer-featherweight.com/
    http://singerfeatherweight221.com/
    http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/singer%20featherweight.htm

    If anyone knows of additional informative sites - please post!

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    If you do paper piecing the old machines are perfect as they do straight stitches perfect. All metal you will not wear one out if you take care of it. Clean & oil often.

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    just search this forum for "vintage sewing machines", what is so great about old sewing machines", etc...there has to be at least one topic a week on this!

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