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    Holy FW Batman!

    As I was laying in bed this morning my son came in and said "Mommy, look what Daddy found in the trash"....not thinking anything of it I rolled over and sorta cocked open one eye...just as my son plopped a beautiful little featherweight down next to me! I attempted to attach a picture hopefully it went through and someone may be able to tell me a little bit about it. I'm not sure where to find the serial number or anything
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    Wow! Did it have the foot pedal and cord with it too? That is a very nice find! Plug it in and see if it works. You can get replacement parts on ebay.

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    It does have the cord and pedal. Also the case but that is way beyond repair. I'm actually a bit afraid to plug it in since it was sitting outside and was quite frosty when he brought it in. I think I'm going to let it rest for a few days.

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    Wow! What a way to start the day! Congratulations. I just started using my FW and I absolutely love her. I think you can find the serial number on the bottom. Here is link to help you find when it was made: http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...-database.html.

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    Thanks I'll look. Im kinda scared to use her. And yes it was a bright start to the day.

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    Wow, what a great find!!!

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    Found the serial number and it looks like she is from March of 1936. :-)

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    Lucky you!

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    OMG! The decals look in pretty good shape too.

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    I have one featherweight which I love, but look from time to time for one made in 1936 as that's the year I was born!
    Glad they saved this for you!!

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    How wonderful! Let's hear it for dumpster diving -- or its equivalent. I agree with you about not starting it in its current condition. At least let it warm up to room temperature so the oil and grease can do their thing. Enjoy!

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    That little beauty was in the trash? Someone needs 40 lashes with a wet noodle. But it was a good thing for you. Enjoy!

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    Beautiful. You can get parts at sewingpartsonline.com or sewclassics.com, I think those are right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    OMG! The decals look in pretty good shape too.
    There is a spot of wear on the edging decal but all in all it doesn't look too bad. There is some rust on a few of the bolts but..all in all it was a happy surprise. He had no idea what he brought in..

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    That little beauty was in the trash? Someone needs 40 lashes with a wet noodle. But it was a good thing for you. Enjoy!
    Yes. We live in an area with a lot of people that come and go and when they leave the stuff just gets thrown out onto the curb on trash day. But it was a lucky day for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea19711 View Post
    As I was laying in bed this morning my son came in and said "Mommy, look what Daddy found in the trash"....not thinking anything of it I rolled over and sorta cocked open one eye...just as my son plopped a beautiful little featherweight down next to me! I attempted to attach a picture hopefully it went through and someone may be able to tell me a little bit about it. I'm not sure where to find the serial number or anything
    LOL, time to crawl out of bed and look at this beauty eye to eye. (j/k)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    LOL, time to crawl out of bed and look at this beauty eye to eye. (j/k)
    I did. After I realized what in the heck he plopped down..she is a pretty little thing.

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    Wow - you are lucky. Give both guys a hug from us!

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    Lucky you! I paid through the nose for mine, but it was a birthday present and that was what I wanted. If you're nervous about plugging it in, you can replace the wiring, they have the motor, plug and foot pedal at sewclassics.com. Or you could just try replacing the wires.

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    WOW! Congrats - you will love her! I have a 1936 also. Let us know how she sews!
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    Lucky, lucky, lucky you!! Take a meander through the vintage Machine Enthusiasts thread. Somewhere in there will be instructions on how to take it apart and clean it. They're lots of fun to wrk on, and your son might enjoy helping. Enjoy your new baby, you're going to love her. What will you name her?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    I have one featherweight which I love, but look from time to time for one made in 1936 as that's the year I was born!
    Glad they saved this for you!!
    Grandma Bonnie, we're almost twins, I was also born in 1936.
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    Congratulations and enjoy your Featherweight!!
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    ...A dream come true. Good job hubby!
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    congrats to dad on the awesome find!!!

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