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Thread: What would this featherweiht be worth?

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    Senior Member tellabella's Avatar
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    Would you buy a featherweight
    without a case,
    no attachments,
    missing bobbin case
    and a foot petal that looks like it needs wiring done? Don't know if it works...needle sticks when manually turn the wheel...???

    And if so, how much would it be worth?

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    Here is a site for prices for the cases and bobbin case:

    http://www.221parts.com/bobbin.htm

    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/P60221NS.php

    My concern would be the sticking--is it gummed up? is there a needle in it that is bent?

    All the parts can be replaced if you only want a featherweight to use, if it is one for 'antique' then you need to wait for a complete machine.

    Me, if I thought I'd be able to get it running I'd give $50.00 for this one. I gave $100.00 for mine without electric, case, and attachments. I already had the attachments....

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    It is going to cost you a few $ to put in back in shape and you may be able to buy a more complete one for less. New wiring and a foot peddle $25-$40, bobbin case $50-$80, machine case $30-$60, possible motor re-wire $30-$70, attachments anywhere from $5 and up depending on what you buy and from where. Tne second hand store in Guelph (near Lens Mills) often has attachments for machines resonably priced (buttonholer $3) but a Singer dealer if you can find one will want a lot more. I wouldn't want to spend much more than $50 on this machine as repairs may cost you in the $200 range and I sometimes see Featherweights on Kijiji that are complete for less than this. I see that the sites for parts that Coyote recommended are American and I haven't been able to locate parts that cheaply in Canada.

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    Would the seller let you take it to a repair shop an ask someone who works on machines. If it is a long-distance sale, maybe you could call a shop & ask?

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    Senior Member tellabella's Avatar
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    I wouldn't pay more than $50 either...so I am glad I asked...

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