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Thread: Is this a featherweight???

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    Can anyone tell me what this is? Is it a featherweight?

    Says model 222
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    picture???

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingme
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1413

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    That's a featherweight, but not a 222, which has a free-arm and feed dog drop. They sell for a lot more.

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    [quote=Maia B]That's a featherweight, but not a 222, which has a free-arm and feed dog drop. They sell for a lot more.[/quote

    I know nothing about machines!

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    Sure looks like one to me. Is the case as small as it looks ? My case is only about 13 inches wide and 8 inches deep. I just measured it to be sure.

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    sure looks like one to me too. Did you win the bid? I see it was over on the 30th ?

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    That is a Featherweight 221.
    Look at the model number and then go to this site http://www.singer-featherweight.com/...es/dating.html to determine when your FW was made..

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    what is it weight? featherweight only about 11 lbs.

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    My hubby just got it for me on ebay. I haven't a clue what it is (laughing) I't looked like a featherweight to me, but I just started sewing so I have no clue.

    I know the 222 has been going for around 250+ and even in the 300's depending on condition (I believe) The guy didnt list a serial number so I haven't a clue what it is. I will find out soon enough!

    The case is wood. In the pic, I cant tell either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    That is a Featherweight 221.
    Look at the model number and then go to this site http://www.singer-featherweight.com/...es/dating.html to determine when your FW was made..
    It looks like a flatbed? Hmmm...havent a clue.

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    Its a featherweight 221, great machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    Its a featherweight 221, great machine.
    Thanks for all the info Ladies! I knew I could count on you!

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    I haven't seen the all wood case like that one has. I'd love to know what year it was made. Looks just like my FW, except for the case.

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    She's beautiful!!!

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    Yep, it's a Featherweight Singer 221.

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    Original featherweight cases are made of wood, like in the picture, then covered with a leather-look paper.

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    It is indeed a fEATHERWEIGHT 221. tHE 222S GO FOr a lot more.

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    I can see it has an arm that flips up. Just not so visible in this photo.

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    Congratulations. Buy the book by Nancy JOhnson Sebro
    Featherweight 221 It will be invaluable to you.

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    Yes it is, lucky you!

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    Yep, that's a 221. You're gonna love her!! Congrats on the machine and for having a very nice hubby :-)

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    It looks like a 221 to me too, but I can't really see the front part of the machine. If it folds up, then it is a 221.
    I believe the case is one that someone has removed all the black leather or vinyl from it. You can sand those down, stain and revarnish with polurethane and it will be gorgeous.
    The FW 222 free arm machines are usually around $1000 and up. The 221 machines you can find for around $200-$300 now. You will love using this! They're great for workshops and retreats!

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    It sure is a FW - and you got a great deal on it too!

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