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Thread: GE Model A "Pre-Featherweight"

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    We bid on one of those at GW once. Didn't win.

    My wife's father worked at GE in Ft Wayne, IN for decades before, during and after WWII. I wonder if he had any hand in making parts for those?

    Joe

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    This is just a sweet machine. Out of curiosity, how much does it weigh? I'm so glad you posted this.
    Barb Pampel
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    Hey korak & steveh

    We are 'a few good men' here. I myself wasn't dragged as I've been kicking the sewing machine treadle since I was 12 and the machine has been screaming for me since then. I dragged my wife into sewing but not into antique machines yet. Nice machine you both have there. Welcome korak.
    Thanks for the welcome. Someday i'll post a pic of the other machines we have, 15 in all. IMHO the best machines made in this country were the old Singer sewing machines, Zippo lighters and Smith&Wesson revolvers.

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    Not sure about the weight. I'll check when we get home. My machine is now on the "to be sold/traded" pile now. Neat but not something we will be using either for the shows or for projects.

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    Steve,

    Your videos don't work...........

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    yeah, sorry, I took them down to save Dropbox space...

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    Here's one http://www.ebay.com/itm/251477486902?_trksid=p2048036. If I wasn't in Australia I'd be on it!! LOL

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    Absolutely adorable machine and in my favorite color. One question -- how on earth do you wind a bobbin?

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    here:
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    These are actually a little smaller than Featherweights and the mechanics are NOTHING like a featherweight.
    (granted, I have big hands)
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    I'm in the market for one of these -and they take the Standard attachments too. I believe they are made by Standard to be sold by GE - after Standard was bought by Osaan. BTW - Singer bought Osaan some time after that.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I wish I had known that Macybaby. One went by on shopgoodwill not too long ago. I didn't watch it so I don't know the final price. There was also a cute little green Bell portable.
    Rodney

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    Do you have a source for those older plugs? Thanks!

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    Do you have a source for those old plugs?

    Thanks, jean

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    Cool machine....never saw a machine with the belt and hand wheel in that location. I can see the future featherweight in this...but I'm looking for the fold down extension table. lol
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Awesome little machine. Love the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
    I'm in the market for one of these -and they take the Standard attachments too. I believe they are made by Standard to be sold by GE - after Standard was bought by Osaan. BTW - Singer bought Osaan some time after that.
    Are you still looking? One just popped up on shop goodwill.com

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