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Thread: Tan featherweight

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    Did they ever make one in a tan color? I called about a machine on craigslist and the guy didn't know much about it except it's small. Ah, it might be a 301. He wasn't home at the time and couldn't remember the number on it. If it's possible it might be a featherweight I'll call him back.

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    No, it is most likely the 301, big sis to the featherweight.

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    Yes, Singer very definitely did make a tan version of the featherweight, though they are somewhat rarer than the other colors and tend to go for a higher price. They also had their own tan and brown version of the featherweight carrying case. I have one in my collection and there have been several on ebay recently (one person got a great deal because the machine was erroneously listed as "white" ).

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    Thanks akrogirl. I'm gonna have to call him back and check this out some more. What do you think would be a good price to pay in good condition without a case?

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    I haven't seen any sell recently without a case, but with one they have fetched between $450 and $750. I would guess that anything under $300 would be a good deal if in decent condition.

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    Oh, hope you can get it!

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    I called him and got his voice mail. Hopefully he'll call me back tomorrow. I'm not sure what it is yet but he was only asking $35.00 for it and he said it was in good condition. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nett2
    I called him and got his voice mail. Hopefully he'll call me back tomorrow. I'm not sure what it is yet but he was only asking $35.00 for it and he said it was in good condition. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
    That is a major, major steal if it does happen to be a featherweight!!! It's not a bad deal for a 301 either, so good luck either way :-)

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    Here's a picture of mine. The tan is on the top left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    Here's a picture of mine. The tan is on the top left.
    Nice featherweights you have there. I've got a tan 301A longbed I'm going to use as soon as I get my sewing room ready. So far I'm keeping my black featherweight in her case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nett2
    Nice featherweights you have there. I've got a tan 301A longbed I'm going to use as soon as I get my sewing room ready. So far I'm keeping my black featherweight in her case.
    I'd love to see a pic of the 301A longbed...do you mean it's actually a long arm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Quote Originally Posted by nett2
    Nice featherweights you have there. I've got a tan 301A longbed I'm going to use as soon as I get my sewing room ready. So far I'm keeping my black featherweight in her case.
    I'd love to see a pic of the 301A longbed...do you mean it's actually a long arm?
    I'll get a pic tomorrow and post it for you. It's called a longbed. The fold down bed is several inches longer than the short bed. I paid mega bucks for it on ebay but it's in excellent condition. I just had to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Quote Originally Posted by nett2
    Nice featherweights you have there. I've got a tan 301A longbed I'm going to use as soon as I get my sewing room ready. So far I'm keeping my black featherweight in her case.
    I'd love to see a pic of the 301A longbed...do you mean it's actually a long arm?
    This is my 301A. I think she's a real beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    I haven't seen any sell recently without a case, but with one they have fetched between $450 and $750. I would guess that anything under $300 would be a good deal if in decent condition.
    The guy finally sent me a pic. It's a real cutie but not a featherweight. I think it's a toy but it looks nice. If he was closer to me I'd buy it to resale.
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    I'd buy it! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    I'd buy it! :)
    If it was local I'd buy it too but I'd have about $20.00 in gas for going to get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nett2
    Quote Originally Posted by miss_ticky2
    Quote Originally Posted by nett2
    Nice featherweights you have there. I've got a tan 301A longbed I'm going to use as soon as I get my sewing room ready. So far I'm keeping my black featherweight in her case.
    I'd love to see a pic of the 301A longbed...do you mean it's actually a long arm?
    This is my 301A. I think she's a real beauty.
    Ahhh...I see. Thank you for showing us. It's interesting to see all the old machine. I'm just getting interested in them myself :)

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