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Thread: Bought a lovely 1950 Singer 221-1 at auction today, needs bobbin winder

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    Bought a lovely 1950 Singer 221-1 at auction today, needs bobbin winder

    The machine looked so good I didn't even notice the bobbin winder was broken off. When I got home and started unpacking parts that came with it, there the broken part was... Anyone have a replacement 221 bobbin winder for sale?
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    I did a Google search on "Featherweight bobbin winder" and came up with several suppliers. Most sell it for around $30 or less.
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    Thanks... I did look online first and don't want to pay $30 for that little part. We have several repair people here as members. I'm hoping to find one more reasonably.
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    Send Glen an email at [email protected]. He has lots of parts for the featherweights. He is in Florida.

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    Thank you, Gindee...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    The machine looked so good I didn't even notice the bobbin winder was broken off. When I got home and started unpacking parts that came with it, there the broken part was... Anyone have a replacement 221 bobbin winder for sale?
    I have them for $20.95 plus shipping on my website: www.thequiltgal.com. Around $30 probably a vintage part.
    They are easy to miss and often get broken.
    Kathleen Clendennen
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    Glenn had one for me. Thanks so much for suggesting him!
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    Thanks Kathleen, found one just before you posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Glenn had one for me. Thanks so much for suggesting him!
    Be sure that you keep a record of how you paid him. I ordered something from him and didn't get it when I thought it should have come. I e-mailed him and he had me check with my bank and get my returned check back from the bank and tell him just who it was that signed the check on the back. and it was him. THEN I got what I ordered. Only time I've had trouble with anything I've ordered. I won't order from him again because of the wait and trouble I went through proving that I did pay him in the first place!

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    Anybody can make a mistake... He has already shipped my item. Maybe a private pm would have been a nicer way for you to share your concern.
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    Sorry about that, but I wanted to warn her and others that some people out there aren't as easy to deal with when buying things on the net. I hadn't complained about him before, but just wanted someone to be aware of what can happen when they do order on like. I had to contact him when my order didn't arrive like it should have. He had my e-mail and could have been the one to ask me if I'd sent a check or not. I'm the one who had to contact him again and it took a few e-mails to settle things.

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    But the bottom line is that he did make it right. When people do business online, one bad feedback like yours can really harm them. I can see a warning if you were ripped off, but not just because he made a mistake that inconvenienced you. That's not fair.
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    I got my part from Glenn today. It's perfect and came in great packaging, very quick. Glenn was just great to deal with.
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