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    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME TO KNOW HOW TO FIND INFO ON THIS.
    Billy or anyone who can help me.
    I found an antique base to a treadle mach this morning.
    I have a featherweight table that I would like to remove the legs from and attach to this treadle base o use for me featherweight .
    My table has the FW label on the back
    is quite old but there is no opening cutout to drop machine in
    I have tried to research this table to see if it has value before I do anything to it. I have not had much luck.
    I have never seen one without the opening surface on Ebay ither.
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME TO KNOW HOW TO FIND INFO ON THIS.
    Billy or anyone who can help me.
    I found an antique base to a treadle mach this morning.
    I have a featherweight table that I would like to remove the legs from and attach to this treadle base o use for me featherweight .
    My table has the FW label on the back
    is quite old but there is no opening cutout to drop machine in
    I have tried to research this table to see if it has value before I do anything to it. I have not had much luck.
    I have never seen one without the opening surface on Ebay ither.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Dreamer...
    if it is the real FW table...it is pretty valuble.
    In the back of the quilt mags, there is a man that makes reproduction FW tables...he is from the Midwest...and is very knowedgeable about everything FW. Has a very old fashion name. I would try to contact him before doing anything.
    Otherwise go to a forum for FW's. Someone on there would know what's what.

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    found it...Jean S. Lyle in Quincy, IL...
    He and wife are experts...website...jslyle.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME TO KNOW HOW TO FIND INFO ON THIS.
    Billy or anyone who can help me.
    I found an antique base to a treadle mach this morning.
    I have a featherweight table that I would like to remove the legs from and attach to this treadle base o use for me featherweight .
    My table has the FW label on the back
    is quite old but there is no opening cutout to drop machine in
    I have tried to research this table to see if it has value before I do anything to it. I have not had much luck.
    I have never seen one without the opening surface on Ebay ither.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Dreamer...
    if it is the real FW table...it is pretty valuble.
    In the back of the quilt mags, there is a man that makes reproduction FW tables...he is from the Midwest...and is very knowedgeable about everything FW. Has a very old fashion name. I would try to contact him before doing anything.
    Otherwise go to a forum for FW's. Someone on there would know what's what.
    Susie I don't have a magazine and I don't know how to access a forum. I know it's not reproduction because the man who gave it to me is mid 80's and has had it forever before he gave it to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    found it...Jean S. Lyle in Quincy, IL...
    He and wife are experts...website...jslyle.com
    WOW...you are fast...HUGS

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    Susie that email addy didn't work :(

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    Can you post a picture? With the standard FW card tables, it is hard to imagine using a treadle base, so I wonder if the card table is the one you're talking about.

    There was an extension for one of the FW tables, so perhaps that is what you have. I believe it only came with 2 legs of its own, but someone could have taken it apart from the table (which had the cutout) and attached 2 more legs to it.

    There was another FW cabinet with an oval top. If you have that one it is quite rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Susie that email addy didn't work :(
    That's a web site, not an email address. Here's the link - http://jslyle.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Susie that email addy didn't work :(
    That's a web site, not an email address. Here's the link - http://jslyle.com/
    Hey !! I was in Albany on Sat. for the aNTIQUE sTREET fAIR :)
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    If you have a FW table that the man had forever you definitly don't want to cut it up. It is worth a lot of money. Some on EBAY listed theirs for $350 plus shipping. I pd $105 for mine with no shipping. got it at a local auction sale. In some of the quilt mags there is a guy who makes the repro's for $179 plus shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Susie that email addy didn't work :(
    That's a web site, not an email address. Here's the link - http://jslyle.com/
    Hey !! I was in Albany on Sat. for the aNTIQUE sTREET fAIR :)
    Where do you live? I didn't go to the street fair this year, but I drove down to the post office to mail a pattern and had to take detours because the streets were closed off. It was one of our hottest days so far, so did that cut down on the number of people at the fair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Susie that email addy didn't work :(
    That's a web site, not an email address. Here's the link - http://jslyle.com/
    Hey !! I was in Albany on Sat. for the aNTIQUE sTREET fAIR :)
    Where do you live? I didn't go to the street fair this year, but I drove down to the post office to mail a pattern and had to take detours because the streets were closed off. It was one of our hottest days so far, so did that cut down on the number of people at the fair?

    live in Canby
    scroll back...added a few pics.

    didn't stop the crowds at all.
    I did however send a very nice email to people running it that it
    would be a much better idea if they did not run it the day before the Coburg show. That way they could build their show which is what they want to do according to a vendor I was speaking with.
    2 shows with a tear down set up is to hard and people will save their money for the Coburg show.
    we will see how it all gets done in the end...lol

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    very nice looking card table. I still wouldn't take it apart. How about just setting it up next to the treadle so that you have more space to sew or quilt with whatever machine you want to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo
    very nice looking card table. I still wouldn't take it apart. How about just setting it up next to the treadle so that you have more space to sew or quilt with whatever machine you want to use.
    the treadle is just the leg base.
    that is why I was thinking of attaching the
    other to the top.

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    Not sure, but that may just be the name of the card table. It doesn't say Singer on it. And if my memory serves me correct, Singer didn't actually have 'featherweight' in the name when the machines were manufactured. I will look when I get to work where my featherweight cart table is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewecansew
    Not sure, but that may just be the name of the card table. It doesn't say Singer on it. And if my memory serves me correct, Singer didn't actually have 'featherweight' in the name when the machines were manufactured. I will look when I get to work where my featherweight cart table is.
    that was why I tried to research.
    I don't want to destroy it if it has a value.

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    What you posted pictures of is definitely NOT a singer featherweight table. Those were manufactured by the singer company and had a serial number on them. They were wooden topped with metal base and had a cut out with a bracket underneath that supported the machine.

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    I have to agree that this table is probably not the official table made for the model 221 by Singer, and it may have even been made before the featherweight sewing machine was conceived, but it could have value to a collector. I wouldn't take it apart, at least not yet.

    ewecansew is right that Singer never put the name 'featherweight' on their machines, but I'm not sure when they started calling the machine that. I looked at my FW card table, and there is nothing on the bottom except the serial number (stamped in) as far as identification. I don't think Singer let anyone else put advertizing on their products, and I *think* they made everything themselves. E.T. Burrowes was a company dating back to at least 1903 or thereabouts, and they did make things like this.

    There is a gentleman on VintageSingers yahoo group who has researched the model 221 tables and put together several documents about them, available to group members. If you already belong to that group, you could contact him; if not, you could join; or if you don't want to join pm me and I will contact him for you. He might have information about this particular table if it was indeed made for a Singer featherweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I have to agree that this table is probably not the official table made for the model 221 by Singer, and it may have even been made before the featherweight sewing machine was conceived, but it could have value to a collector. I wouldn't take it apart, at least not yet.

    ewecansew is right that Singer never put the name 'featherweight' on their machines, but I'm not sure when they started calling the machine that. I looked at my FW card table, and there is nothing on the bottom except the serial number (stamped in) as far as identification. I don't think Singer let anyone else put advertizing on their products, and I *think* they made everything themselves. E.T. Burrowes was a company dating back to at least 1903 or thereabouts, and they did make things like this.

    There is a gentleman on VintageSingers yahoo group who has researched the model 221 tables and put together several documents about them, available to group members. If you already belong to that group, you could contact him; if not, you could join; or if you don't want to join pm me and I will contact him for you. He might have information about this particular table if it was indeed made for a Singer featherweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME TO KNOW HOW TO FIND INFO ON THIS.
    Billy or anyone who can help me.
    I found an antique base to a treadle mach this morning.
    I have a featherweight table that I would like to remove the legs from and attach to this treadle base o use for me featherweight .
    My table has the FW label on the back
    is quite old but there is no opening cutout to drop machine in
    I have tried to research this table to see if it has value before I do anything to it. I have not had much luck.
    I have never seen one without the opening surface on Ebay ither.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    If it don't have the hole cut out for the machine then it is the extension table for the table that the machine fits into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valleyquiltermo
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME TO KNOW HOW TO FIND INFO ON THIS.
    Billy or anyone who can help me.
    I found an antique base to a treadle mach this morning.
    I have a featherweight table that I would like to remove the legs from and attach to this treadle base o use for me featherweight .
    My table has the FW label on the back
    is quite old but there is no opening cutout to drop machine in
    I have tried to research this table to see if it has value before I do anything to it. I have not had much luck.
    I have never seen one without the opening surface on Ebay ither.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    If it don't have the hole cut out for the machine then it is the extension table for the table that the machine fits into.
    it is not the extension table it has 4 legs

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    I looked at my FW table and it has metal legs , with a wood top and cutout to set machine into. No name stamped on bottom like yours. Would still use it as an extension to the reg table for more room. Like the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo
    If you have a FW table that the man had forever you definitly don't want to cut it up. It is worth a lot of money. Some on EBAY listed theirs for $350 plus shipping. I pd $105 for mine with no shipping. got it at a local auction sale. In some of the quilt mags there is a guy who makes the repro's for $179 plus shipping.
    The repro's are made by the Lyle's...with the website that was listed earlier

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    Dreamer....
    If you only have a set of the treadle legs...get a piece of scrap marble or granite...maybe a piece of countertop...and mount it to the legs...makes a great looking side table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewecansew
    Not sure, but that may just be the name of the card table. It doesn't say Singer on it. And if my memory serves me correct, Singer didn't actually have 'featherweight' in the name when the machines were manufactured. I will look when I get to work where my featherweight cart table is.
    Ditto...don't think it's a sewing table...for a FW...Just an oridinary card table's name.

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