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Thread: 50.00 featherweight was still there

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    Member bucky383's Avatar
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    I am so excited, actually paid 45.00! Looks like she was hardly used, book and stuff like new. I have only seen pics before, never held one, so little, like a cute toy.Am going to sit down and read instructions and then see if she runs.
    Case is a little musty, with some dead bugs in the bottom, will just vacuum and dust out for now.
    Thanks to everyone who had wished me luck over the weekend. I worked Sat and Sun, till MN last night, but got up and going today, was so afraid it would be gone. But the little case was just sitting there, waiting for me. thanks again
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    OMG that's sooooooooo exciting!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you!!
    And give your sweet son a huge hug from me :D
    I absolutely love that machine- it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    Wow, it looks like it's in excellent condition. What a find! Billy is going to be happy to see this (he's a quilter here).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bucky383
    I am so excited, actually paid 45.00! Looks like she was hardly used, book and stuff like new. I have only seen pics before, never held one, so little, like a cute toy.Am going to sit down and read instructions and then see if she runs.
    Case is a little musty, with some dead bugs in the bottom, will just vacuum and dust out for now.
    Thanks to everyone who had wished me luck over the weekend. I worked Sat and Sun, till MN last night, but got up and going today, was so afraid it would be gone. But the little case was just sitting there, waiting for me. thanks again
    I am so excited for you!!! I know it was a nail biter weekend for you but it paid off. Now go give son a huge hug for that pic he took of it. LOL, I think it's great that for some reason he took that pic of that particular machine. You will have fun sewing on it too, mine runs like a dream. Thanks for sharing your good fortune with us.
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    Lucky you, she is a beauty.

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    Wonderful!! :) Congrats :)

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    What a find.....it looks brand new. You will love to sew with it. I have the black 221. I read, to put a bar of safeguard soap in the case to help with the musty smell.
    To help protect the bed that folds up, I made a slip on cover for it.
    Enjoy.....

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    Gorgeous.

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    What a gem...I'm so glad it was still there waiting for you :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Well, color me green with envy ! That is absolute perfection. I really am so happy for you. You will love your machine, they are so cute and fun to sew on. I swear the purr. Seriously, they do.

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    I have one of these machines and it is the rare 221J beige model.It has a shorter bed base,no decals and no face plate.They are very hard to find and rather expensive when you do find one.You have hit the jack pot big time!!! They do make a white one also that has a green case,but yours is not the white one.Yours is the very rare one.I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!

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    What a find! You were meant to have it when it was still waiting for you.

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    Lucky you!!!!!!

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    WOW, it looks like it's in perfectly new shape. Lucky you.

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    I am so happy for you and thank you so much for letting us know! I read your post over the weekend and wondered what happened. I am so jealous!

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    What a beauty! Lucky you.

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    Thanks everyone. The place where my son found this machine does architectural salvage and demo, He went there to find door hardware, he has an old fixer-upper house. so this little machine may have been sitting in a house that was being torn down. So glad they saved it. The guy there said he has 10 containers of salvage to go through in the next few weeks, I gave him my number and told him to call if he finds any other sewing machines. And you can bet my son will never pass up another Featherweight!

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    LUCKY GIRL!!!

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    It is so difficult for me to imagine someone having a sewing machine and not using it. Your fw appears to be in pristine condition as though it was seldom used. What a find!

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    How wonderful - just goes to show she was meant to be yours. Enjoy your little pretty!

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    What a deal. I was wondering if you were going to find it this morning or not. Keep that boy around - he has a good eye.

    One thing - make sure that you read the manual and oil/grease all of the points listed in the book. It does look brand new but it has been sitting for years so it is probably dry. You don't want to ruin your beautiful baby. My husband found a Featherweight in the "Free to Good Home" section of our waste/recycle facility. He saw it and recognized the case. He figured it was just the case, but thought I would want it anyway. Well, it was a total, complete machine including the buttonhole attachment. It was really dry when I looked her over so I took her to my sewing machine guy. I usually take care of my grandma's Featherweight myself, but decided to invest the $$ to have it taken apart, cleaned and greased/oiled professionally. It was definietely worth the money.

    Enjoy her - she will bring you numerous hours of sewing enjoyment. I have never had any machine that has run as well, as quiet, as smooth or makes as pretty of a stitch as my grandma's Featherweight.

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    She was just waiting for you to come pick her up. Books and boxes look like new. Have fun.

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    It was meant to be!!! :) Good for you!!!

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    Congratulations! Deal of the Decade!

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    What a beautiful little machine. And what a great deal!! :thumbup:

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