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A new addition to my sewing space

Old 05-23-2011, 11:05 AM
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I wanted to add a new smaller addition to my sewing room. Found her in local classifieds sponsored by a local tv station. She came from Ammon Idaho (via shipping). She is a "Century of Sewing 1951" 221-1 Featherweight. Came with original case, 2 attachments, Original Handbook 25 bobbins and additional 9 other bobbins that I don't think belong to the featherweight. I plugged her in and had to do some stitches, they are 'perfect'. Will oil her up and start using. Cost $275.

The original owner had put a piece of white tape to mark a
perfect 1/4" seam and was a great quilter (per granddaugher who I bought it from).

Anyone know what the black attachment is for? Handbook doesn't show this. Anyone know of websites for help, etc on this machine.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:33 AM
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it's beautiful! congrats
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:37 AM
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I'm not sure which machine is prettier! The Singer is gorgeous, looks very well kept! But I have a soft spot for those Bernina Aurora's, I think they are just beautiful!
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:42 AM
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The black foot is a more modern item. It looks to be a quarter inch foot. I have one that is clear but other than that they look alike. It is marked 1/4" in front and behind the needle. One of the nice things about a featherweight is any low shank foot will work. Don't fall for paying more for a "featherweight" attachment, if it's a low shank it will work.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:46 AM
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You got a beauty!
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:50 AM
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Very nice! It reminds me of the one my grandma had.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:14 PM
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Wow, so many new owners of Featherweights congrats and happy sewing!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:23 PM
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she's beautiful!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:42 PM
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Beautiful addition.
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