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Thread: singer Feather weight machine

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    Super Member Roberta's Avatar
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    I was at a local antique mall and saw a Singer Featherweight, Catalog 3-110 2/1935 fpr $375 with a carrying case and box of attachments and feet.

    My question is that a good price or overpriced for this machine? It was in good shape, well cared for but some of the gold was worn off. I wish I had a camera with me so I could post a picture but if anyone would be interested I could give you the name and number of the antique mall here in Maine.

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    That is a GOOD price, but not a GREAT price. For that price I would expect ALL the attachments and feet, the original owner's manual, the original carrying case and not a lot of wear on the gold nor many pin scratches on the throat plate. Featherweights are not THAT hard to find-you should be able to get one for under $300.

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    I'm thinking that 1935 is the first issue...if that matters to you. If you want the machine and can afford it, then I say "Sold". There will likely come a better deal...but nothing is certain, now is it? Do you want it to use or as an "investment"? Be happy with your decision...life is short!

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    $300 is a great price for a well maintained FW with case and some attachments. The attachments are available to buy and not that expensive. $350 is not a bad price if you know you won't be seeing one again for sale in long time. Not much can go wrong with a FW other then cosmetic. They are easy to fix and maintain. I've seen excellent condition FW with all attachements sell for $600. I have the white (celery) FW and the white ones are smaller than the black ones for some reason. It's so darn cute! and sews like a dream.

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    I would get the Featherweight for $375 with all you would be getting. It depends on the condition it's in, of course. They can be cheaper but not in good shape or don't have all the accessories and case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I was at a local antique mall and saw a Singer Featherweight, Catalog 3-110 2/1935 fpr $375 with a carrying case and box of attachments and feet.

    My question is that a good price or overpriced for this machine? It was in good shape, well cared for but some of the gold was worn off. I wish I had a camera with me so I could post a picture but if anyone would be interested I could give you the name and number of the antique mall here in Maine.
    I'm not interested in buying it myself but curiosity got the better of me and I wondered if that was a good price. It is a cute little machine with all the feet, etc. It had a portable carrying case and I think it would be good to take to classes since it's not heavy but money is tight and I can think of tons of things I'd use more, such as fabric, fabric and fabric.

    :lol:

    Thanks for all the replies and at least I have an idea of price range should I hit the Lotto or something.

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    Wow, Feather weights are hard to find in Indiana.

    Karen

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    I think the price varies considerably depending on where you live. The East Coast seems to have a lot more featherweights than the midwest. I'm thinking population density plays a big role, especially population density at the time featherweights were sold new.

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    try shopping goodwill. they always have lots.

    http://www.shopgoodwill.com/

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    I have had mine since college. My mom bought it for me. She paid $75.00. I was able to make all my own clothes on it for quite a few years and once even made a canvas boat cover. It still runs perfect.

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    I think it is a great price. Most around here go for much more than that. My friend has two but she won't part with either.

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    Right now there are SOOOO many feather weights on ebay for good prices if anyone is in the market for a featherweight!

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    I got mine from Ebay, for under $200, including shipping. It is a black machine with a white motor, so clearly the motor was replaced. Also, it shows a lot of wear on the gold trim and chips in the japanning where the pedal was dropped into the case onto the machine bed.

    Since I didn't intend to use it for display purposes, I don't mind that it has a rough exterior. It works perfectly, stitches are perfect, and that is all I ask of my little featherweight.

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    i bought an older white singer feather wt.(324),model. i need a manuel for it. i gave 20.00 dollars for it and paid 59.00 to have worked on. i went online,and could not find a manuel--help mary e.

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    One of my sweet little FEATHERWEIGHT is coming home today from repair shop. I am so glad, missed it although have other machines to use, have bonded with my featherweights.
    Yes, two of them. Between buying and selling and wrangling, paid about $60 apiece for both of them.

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    Featherweight prices have stabilized in this area in the last couple of years. I was seeing them previously in the $400-$500 range and now our local second hand store has one with all of the attachements, case and book for $325. One lady in my guild has one for sale at $225. Featherweights listed above $300 don't seem to be selling immediately on our local Kijiji sites and some have been listed several times. In our area, $300 seems to be the price.

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    do you have an extra manuel? mary e

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryloo
    do you have an extra manuel? mary e
    Try Graham Forsdyke's site: http://www.singer-featherweight.com/...es/singfea.pdf

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