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Thread: $175 Is This a Good Price For a Singer (Added photos in post #6)

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    Featherweight made in 1951? It looks to be belt driven and in decent shape. The cabinet looks like it could use some oil, but the machine itself is clean and pretty.

    I am wondering if this is a good price for the machine and cabinet, or if I should offer a bit less.....if so, how much less?

    Thanks for any and all advice!

    Deb

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    that is almost a rock bottom price for a featherweight.

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    sounds good depends on condition, does it have a case, does it have the attachments.

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    Are you sure it's a featherweight? I haven't seen one in a cabinet. If it is a featherweight and it works, that is a good price.

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    Make sure it's a FW. They are 221 or a rarer 222. They normally were sold with a table, not a cabinet. If it's a 221 or 222, that's a great price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Make sure it's a FW. They are 221 or a rarer 222. They normally were sold with a table, not a cabinet. If it's a 221 or 222, that's a great price.
    You know, I may be full of beans about its being a featherweight. The serial number is: AK693582

    I located the serial number here: http://www.planetpatchwork.com/fweight.htm which is why I thought it was a FW.

    Here are two pictures....I sent them to my DH who said the same thing you did, that it did not look like a featherweight.

    Can anyone tell what it is then?

    Thanks all!

    Deb
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    If it is truly a featherweight in a cabinet, it would be an excellent price. I'd jump on it. Make sure, though, that it is truly a featherweight. Some sellers get "confused" between a Singer 99 and a featherweight. A 99 is quite heavy, and is larger than a featherweight.

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    Okay, after looking at the photo, it looks like my 201. A great machine I am very fond of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419
    Okay, after looking at the photo, it looks like my 201. A great machine I am very fond of.
    But not a featherweight?

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    Featherweights usually come in the black box with the handle on the top. The left side of the base folds up. Hope this shows you the differences.

    Sample featherweight very light - black case usually
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    Sample 201 - Very heavy - Wooden Case or Cabinet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchesnposies
    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419
    Okay, after looking at the photo, it looks like my 201. A great machine I am very fond of.
    But not a featherweight?
    Most definitely NOT a featherweight. The thing weighs a ton!

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    If it is a 201, the price is on the upper side of normal. I've seen them sell that high, but seen them sell as low as $100. I'd offer $150 if you like the machine. The beauty of the 201 is the large harp space if you are going to do your own quilting on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419
    Quote Originally Posted by Patchesnposies
    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419
    Okay, after looking at the photo, it looks like my 201. A great machine I am very fond of.
    But not a featherweight?
    Most definitely NOT a featherweight. The thing weighs a ton!
    Featherweights only weigh a little over 11 pounds, I think.

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    The cabinet is exactly what I inherited from my mother. It is probably from early 1940's. I assume the machine is from that era as well. Mine has been changed to one from the 70's.

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    The machine was manuractured in 1951, but Singer has taken off the site that identifies machines by their serial number. I would trust the 201 owners on its identity. The 201 was Singer's premier machine. They are sought after in the Singer world, but the price is usually a little less. It depends on how bad you want it and what your needs are. If you want a solid machine that will give you no trouble, unlike a lot of' plastic' machines, then go for it. If you want a FW, this is not for you.

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    201s are great machines, just not FWs. I don't think I'd pay more than $100 unless the cabinet or accessories were especially excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    201s are great machines, just not FWs. I don't think I'd pay more than $100 unless the cabinet or accessories were especially excellent.
    Yes, I agree. She doesn't even have any attachments for it so unless she comes way down in her price I won't buy this one. I will be looking until I find a good one for a good price though!

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    Double Post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngeorgia
    Thanks so much! There is a ton of info on this site and I am convinced I need one....just thinking not this one.....unless she drops her price a bit!

    Deb

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    The exact machine is on eBay for $245 but no bidders and it is going out in about 40minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter68
    The exact machine is on eBay for $245 but no bidders and it is going out in about 40minutes!
    Perhaps because of the price? We'll have to see if anyone comes along and grabs it at the last minute. lol

    I believe the ebay machine has a bunch of attachments too doesn't it?

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    It is in a table, no attachments shown.

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    It's a beautiful 201, but maybe a little high without the attachments included. I usually don't pay over $75 for a machine, so don't go by my opinion.

    Pat

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    I paid $150 for my 201 on ebay but it had all attachments, was rewired and completely gone through.

    I like her very much :-)

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