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    Super Member dltaylor's Avatar
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    Brought this from a co-worker that found it in the attic of an old house he purchased. He says it works beautifully!! Now if I can just find a table!!
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    I am far from an expert, but that looks to me like the renowned featherweight! What a glorious find! I believe the featherweight was the original portable machine, not supposed to have a table, because it was light weight enough to carry to wherever one wanted to use it.

    Lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    I am far from an expert, but that looks to me like the renowned featherweight! What a glorious find! I believe the featherweight was the original portable machine, not supposed to have a table, because it was light weight enough to carry to wherever one wanted to use it.

    Lucky you!
    Exactly what I was thinking!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Wow a lot of lucky ppl on here lately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dltaylor
    Brought this from a co-worker that found it in the attic of an old house he purchased. He says it works beautifully!! Now if I can just find a table!!
    Its a Feather Weight!!!!

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    Score!!! And I echo Painiacs message---a lot of lucky people here lately. Look at that beautiful scroll plate. Have you checked the serial number yet?

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    Yep!!! Lucky you....that IS a Featherweight! :thumbup:

    You can check out the year of manufacture using this site:

    http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_numbers.html

    You can also check out Dave McCullam's site Featherweight Rx:

    http://www.featherweight221.com/fwrx/index.html

    His book is priceless to have if you own a FW. It's written so that the average Joe can maintain their FW and save themselves some money at the repair shop:

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    Have your friend to look for a box for your Singer it should look like this: may have a tray in the top some did. 8-)
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    ditto
    Quote Originally Posted by shawnemily
    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    I am far from an expert, but that looks to me like the renowned featherweight! What a glorious find! I believe the featherweight was the original portable machine, not supposed to have a table, because it was light weight enough to carry to wherever one wanted to use it.

    Lucky you!
    Exactly what I was thinking!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    ditto
    Quote Originally Posted by shawnemily
    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ
    I am far from an expert, but that looks to me like the renowned featherweight! What a glorious find! I believe the featherweight was the original portable machine, not supposed to have a table, because it was light weight enough to carry to wherever one wanted to use it.

    Lucky you!
    Exactly what I was thinking!!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!! You scored a Featherweight!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations!!! :D:D:D:D:D

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    There was a table made specifically for FWs, they are few and far between. If you check ebay, once in while one will show up. I'll go see if I can find a pic.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Singer-Featherwe...item35b11a7af9

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    Lucky, lucky YOU :D:D:D

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    Congrats on scoring a feather weight.

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    If you look on the bottom you will find a metal plaque with it's number. Look that number up at the Singer archives and you will find out all about it. What a wonderful find.

    Pam M

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    what a beautiful find. you should take this man out to dinner

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    Very good find.

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    My 301, the FW's big sister is hanging out in the serger table. With 2 books under the lift up section, it is a good work surface. The legs from the table were too long, so they're in storage.

    You're a very lucky quilter.

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    Wow!! Lucky you!!

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    LUCKY YOU :-) :-) :-)

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    This is a Singer Featherweight, their is a serial number on the bottom that you can go to singer.com and find out the year she was born, I have several of these little beauties and just love them, and by the way, they do have a table that was manufactured for this machine, you can look on e-bay and should be able to find the table, Congrats, this looks great :thumbup:

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    WOW, what a find! Wish I had one!

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    My mom used to call her FW (now one of 3 in my craft room) an 'Eleven Pound Portable'......anyone know it by this name?

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    Yours is the second Featherweight that has shown up in the last few days that even has the beautiful scroll plate. Mine is the plain-Jane plate.

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    It is a featherweight. There should be a number on the bottom so that you can look up the year for it.

    Also, I have a featherweight which was purchased by my MIL in 1945. She got a table with it. Basically it is like a card table with folding legs and has a cut out area to set the machine in.

    I saw one other like it on EBay. You might check there to see if they have another.

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