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Thread: Is this a Featherweight?

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    This does not look like a Featherweight to me--can anyone tell me if it is?

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    looks like a 99!

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    I don't think so. the Featherweights have an arm that unfolds to the left of the needle.

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    No. It doesn't have the hinged table to the left of the needle (model 221) or the removeable piece that makes it a free-arm (model 222).

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    Thanks to everyone for your posts.

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    Nope

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    Definitely NOT a Feather Weight. Maybe a Singer 99 a 3/4 size machine.

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    No it's not.

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    I agree, it looks like a 99. Nice machine!

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    If it's heavy as lead, it is probably a 99. :mrgreen:

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    My Son-in-law bought it thinking it was a Featherweight. My Grandson said "We can give this to Gram for Christmas" and his father said "It is not high tech enough for Gram".

    I really don't think I would know how to use something like that. Thanks to everyone for your comments.

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    My vintage singer has rock solid stitch quality. If I had to choose between that and my "high end" viking, I would probably choose the vintage.

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    Not a Featherweight but still a very nice machine!

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    I just bought a 99. I need to check the wiring before I try her out, I'm doing that this week. They are supposed to be great machines.

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    Sorry but great machine! Work horse! Tryy it! Keep it for backup!!

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    no

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    Singer 99. I have 2 of them. Works when nothing else will except for a treadle...LOL!

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    There is a site that helps identify Singer Machines. Ironically it is called ID Singer Machines. The site for checking serial numbers to find out the model has now been removed. Does anyone know why it was deleted? All they have is the year of manufacture. Here is the link to the ID web site. You follow a step by step proceedure to determine what the model is.

    [url]http://www.sandman-collectibles.com/id-singer-machines.htm[url]

    Quote Originally Posted by wyosue
    This does not look like a Featherweight to me--can anyone tell me if it is?

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    Okay--he is saying it is a Featherweight 99K but what I am understanding is the 99K is not a Featherweight, correct?

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    A 99 or 99K is not a Featherweight, you're right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyosue
    Okay--he is saying it is a Featherweight 99K but what I am understanding is the 99K is not a Featherweight, correct?
    Correct. The 99K is a very good machine, and it was sweet of him to think of you, but it is definitely NOT a featherweight.

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    Thanks, I don't think I will convince him that he does not have a Featherweight.

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    The Featherweight weighs in at about 11.2 pounds. It has a "table" that folds down from the machine to form part of the bed. It's tiny, like the 99, but the 99 outweighs the Featherweight by a BUNCH! :lol:

    Oh...and I'd take that 99 over any high tech machine out there! ;) For ANY kind of stitching...there are attachments available that will let you do about anything you want with a straight stitch machine.

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    He is willing to sell it to me for $250 plus shipping :shock:

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    Looks like a 99, they sure are cute!

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