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Thread: Got a fw today

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    Senior Member chichimamma's Avatar
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    Got a fw today

    I have wanted a FW for years, I always looked around here and other states, trying to get a real bargain. Well I hadn't even seen one, until today I saw 2 at the Ky. State fairgrounds flea market. My husband ask one antique dealer if he had one said he had 2 at home, one had a case, he would bring it the next day, I couldn't wait. Well the one with the case is home with me today!!!!! It is complete-all tools and book and original tube of oil in its own box for 250.00, the other complete one was 395.00 and the other machine I saw had nothing with it and some problems for 250.00. I am living Christmas again!!!!!

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    Woot! Woot! Woot! ..doing the happy dance with you!

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    Congrats! So exciting.

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    I'm doing the happy happy joy dance for you!!! Merry Christmas a bit late!
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    Wow! That is great!
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    there are FW groups online so you can send in a pic of your 'baby'... we all share our new ones and our old ones...just for fun....

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    That is wonderful, good for you.
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    (Whispering....) What's an FW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneH View Post
    (Whispering....) What's an FW?
    No need to whisper, if you don't ask, you won't know. It is a feather weight singe sewing machine. so way cool. They are adorable and work great. Take a look in the antique machine site on this forum and you should find lots of pictures of them.
    Patimint

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    Congratulations! I hope you find that it has been worth the wait. I think you will enjoy using it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patimint View Post
    No need to whisper, if you don't ask, you won't know. It is a feather weight singe sewing machine. so way cool. They are adorable and work great. Take a look in the antique machine site on this forum and you should find lots of pictures of them.
    That is singer sewing machine, not singe. I have a bad habit of leaving off the endings of words. sorry about that.
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    Congrats to you! I have an FW that I learned to sew on it and it was my moms. My dad bought it for her in 1940 for Christmas from a hardwear store in Alexandria , LA for their 2nd Christmas together. Unfortunately, a number of years ago, it sort of wore out and dad had some guy put a new motor and foot pedal on it...they are no the "original" equiptment and I just hate it. I wnat to have it "restored", but don't know if I can can afford it now that we're retired. It just breaks my heart. I know my dad thought he was doing the right/best thing, but geeeeeezzzzzz!

    Anyway, maybe someday I can do this and then go back to using this machine that I grew up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patimint View Post
    That is singer sewing machine, not singe. I have a bad habit of leaving off the endings of words. sorry about that.
    Thanks.... one of these days I'll get the jargon down firmly! Is "Feather Weight" the proper model name or does it just mean a lightweight model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneH View Post
    Thanks.... one of these days I'll get the jargon down firmly! Is "Feather Weight" the proper model name or does it just mean a lightweight model?
    Featherweight is the model name of the machine. There are two different Featherweights...one is vintage, production of them was stopped in the 60's, I believe. Really a popular machine with quilters and folks that take a lot of classes or sew in groups where they need to take their own machine...they weigh in at 11.2 lbs. There's a new featherweight Singer out there...some love it, most don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chichimamma View Post
    I have wanted a FW for years, I always looked around here and other states, trying to get a real bargain. Well I hadn't even seen one, until today I saw 2 at the Ky. State fairgrounds flea market. My husband ask one antique dealer if he had one said he had 2 at home, one had a case, he would bring it the next day, I couldn't wait. Well the one with the case is home with me today!!!!! It is complete-all tools and book and original tube of oil in its own box for 250.00, the other complete one was 395.00 and the other machine I saw had nothing with it and some problems for 250.00. I am living Christmas again!!!!!
    Congrats!! That flea market is where I got my toy poodle when we were trucking! Great place!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Thats wonderful for you now where is the picture of it, you know we all want pics. LOL Congrats
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    Yea! Another FW saved! Congrats!!!!!!!

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    Congratulations! You'll enjoy her...
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    Congrats on your new additions. Be sure to post pics in the Vintage Machines section of the QB. We all want to ooh and aah over yuor new girls.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Doing the happy dance for you. Now you have to get a name for her.

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    CONGRATS, enjoy your new FW!!

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    ENJOY!!! I got mine from ebay in August 2010 and LOVE it!!!! Mine is a 1956 model in near perfect condition with all the original bits and pieces!! The extra feet were in original box still wrapped in the oiled paper!!! Never been out the box!!! There are still bargains out there!!!!
    Hilary

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    Welcome to the FW Club!! Hope you have as much fun using your new (old) baby as I have had with mine. Beware... they're addictive!!!

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    Congratulations! Yeah!
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    Way to go!!! Have loads of fun with it!! I'm Sooooo happy for you!!!

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