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    beautiful, thanks for sharing, I am still looking for one

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    Jealous! Big time!

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    She's a beauty. I love the scroll work on the faceplate.

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    Wow! She's pretty! Does she have a name yet? :)

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    SWEET!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Wow :) Lucky you! She's beautiful!!

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    Congrats! Great find! I agree with Mitch's Mom-those seeking FWs should buy a pack of bobbins for it or some such as bait. I bought my first FW from Craigslist, drove a ways away. Took it straight to the regional Singer repair center to buy her bobbins, and my 2nd FW was right there waiting for me-1/4 mile from my house! They are social!

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    She's a keeper! :thumbup:

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    Oh she is beautiful! I have several my oldest on is from 1934 and her name is Abby. Have you given her a name yet? You are just gonna love her. Congrats on finding her, she sure is pretty!!! Let us know when she has a sibling, cuz you've been bitten by the Featherweight bug!!!

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    what a great find.

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    Hope you like it as well as I do mine, I have 3 and use them for all of my straight stitching. The are GREAT

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    I have one myself, was in the attic when I moved in here. I saved this web site that was posted here to find the birthdate.

    http://www.singer-featherweight.com/...es/dating.html

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    Lucky you- she is beautiful and I am jealous! Have fun!

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    Cool!!!

    No one has asked that I can see - what did you pay for it?

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    Great find.

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    Just a quick look at your Featherweight tells me that this is probably a late 1940's model. It looks identical to my mom's machine which was purchased in 1947. Yours has the older Egyptian scroll faceplate and gold decals, full size tray for attachments and older style case. All of these "clues" indicate that your machine is pre 1950. After 1950 they started putting striated (striped) face plates on their machines as they were cheaper to manufacture and changed the gold decals. The cord set has been switched at some point as the original ones which probably cracked would have been black. Happy stitching!

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    Ohhhh, lucky you. She even has the fancy faceplate. I am green. Shame on me, I have two but they are plain Janes.

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    Great Find!!!! I got my 1030 Singer at a sale too!!! for 60.00.... it cost 100. 00 to service it and get new wiring done... but so worth it!!!! runs like a champ!!!!!''' :thumbup: Boy oh boy... what people get rid of becmes a treasure to us!!! :roll: :lol: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbreon
    Great Find!!!! I got my 1030 Singer at a sale too!!! for 60.00.... it cost 100. 00 to service it and get new wiring done... but so worth it!!!! runs like a champ!!!!!''' :thumbup: Boy oh boy... what people get rid of becmes a treasure to us!!! :roll: :lol: :thumbup:
    tHAT IS ~1930~

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    She is beautiful, what a lucky find!

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    Beautiful!! My oldest daughter has my tredle that was my grannies, she is teaching my grandaughter how to use it

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    Nice find

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    She is beautiful! She isn't from 1926 though. Featherweights were first introduced in 1933 at the Worlds Fair. She has a numbered tension dial and the bobbin tension is on the top of the bed which leads me to believe she was born after 1934. She is a real beauty for her age!
    Guess I don't know much about FW...what and where is the bobbin tension on top of the bed??

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    looks great - I notice a make-shift for the handle. I you so desire, you can go to e-bay (feather weight handles) on the internet and find a handle that has buckiles and buckles on to the "D rings" on the case for about $18.00, which you can attach your self. Thought you might like to try this. missbelle

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    You found a beautiful treasure. It is a fun machine to sew on & is not heavy. Will serve you well!!!

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