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Thread: Singer Featherweight

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    Singer Featherweight

    Hi, This is my first post to the board. I just bought a singer featherweight and wondered what the word "Simanco" means. I thought it might mean a town, but could not find anything.

    Also, I was at a quilt show several months ago and saw a vender with LED (I think) light bulbs for the featherweight. I took his card in case I ever got a featherweight and of course put it in a safe place and now can't find it. Whatever the light bulb was called, it did not get hot like the lightbulb in my machine.

    I really enjoy the threads in this area. I have a 1891 hand crank, my Aunts 1950 singer, a white treadle, the feather weight and a Baby Lock. Gosh, until I listed them all, I did not realize that I had that many. I wonder if my husband has noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie77802 View Post

    I did not realize that I had that many. I wonder if my husband has noticed.
    Only when he has to start turning sideways as he navigates the aisles between them. When I had two, I thought I had to have a good story to justify so many. Now, I'm ready to buy two more sets of wheeled shelving units.

    As for the light, Google LED light for Featherweight.

    Simanco - Google "meaning of simanco", or just look at it for a while, it's sort of like all this telephone text-speak that confuses me. Singer was ahead of it's time with that name, Singer Manufacturing Company.

    Welcome, Maggie from Bryan, Texas. Come back often.
    Last edited by elnan; 08-25-2015 at 06:56 AM. Reason: add a welcome

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    I bought a LED bulb for my FW from the Pennsylvania Quilter, www.bettyneff.com at the Hershey show. Gives off great light without getting hot.

    Enjoy your Featherweight!

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    Welcome to the board. I'm from Texas now in Florida. My dd and her dh live near you in Caldwell. Congratulations on buying a Featherweight. I have one and also a 301. They are awesome little machines. Just remember to always turn the hand wheel towards you and you'll avoid lots of problems. Have fun. Gina

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    I believe it stands for SInger MANufacturing COmpany. Congrats on the FW! I have had three follow me home! Now I collecting 301s! lol
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    Welcome to the QB! You will find so many interesting things here. Have fun with your featherweight, they are wonderful.
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    Hi from another Texas gal!
    I have more vintage machines than I can list. No kidding, because I listed them and got an "in violation" of rules on how many lines one can have here in their signature.
    So, I guess that's maybe how you might think you have too many. As for me, I just won't "signature" them...lol
    I have 2 Featherweights, one is a 221K. I'm thinking I will be selling it sometime...

    If you do a Google search, you'll find lots of great info on the Singer Featherweight machines.
    I've also bought a great book, The Singer Featherweight 221 and I.
    Here's a link to just a sampling of sites you may want to check out:

    http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-...221+and+I+book
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    Led light

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie77802 View Post
    Hi, This is my first post to the board. I just bought a singer featherweight and wondered what the word "Simanco" means. I thought it might mean a town, but could not find anything.

    Also, I was at a quilt show several months ago and saw a vender with LED (I think) light bulbs for the featherweight. I took his card in case I ever got a featherweight and of course put it in a safe place and now can't find it. Whatever the light bulb was called, it did not get hot like the lightbulb in my machine.

    I really enjoy the threads in this area. I have a 1891 hand crank, my Aunts 1950 singer, a white treadle, the feather weight and a Baby Lock. Gosh, until I listed them all, I did not realize that I had that many. I wonder if my husband has noticed.

    You our can get the LED light from Glenn Williams. He buys and sells FW's and sells parts, attachments, supplies and notions for FW. I have an LED light and love it. It does not get hot. No burning your hands and no heat. His Internet address is: gwillie37@aol.com. And his web page address is: pages.suddenlink.net/joyof301s/Glenn.htm

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    I bought my LED lights from April 1930s. The price was reasonable and I think it included free shipping. I love them and can't imagine using those regular ones.

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    Holy Cow! Ya'll are wonderful. I cannot believe I couldn't figure out Simanco. It is so clear now that I know what it means. Thank you for the warm welcome. I have been following this board for many, many months but nervous to post.

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