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Thread: GE Model A "Pre-Featherweight"

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    GE Model A "Pre-Featherweight"

    Hey folks, here is the GE Model A that we just picked up for $40.

    Research shows that a run of 5000 of these machines were made between 1931-1936

    There are three "versions" early made by Standard/Osann, late made by Standard//Osann, and after mid 34 (made by Singer)

    Mine seems to be in the middle group, after the bed was made of aluminum, but before Singer bought the company and made the Featherweight based on it.

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    What a cutie! Love it!!!

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    I never knew that! Now I want one too. Very pretty.

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    wow, a new discovery!! Thanks for sharing. Does she work?

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    Does it have wood on the bottom? Does it have a foot controller? GREAT find Steve! It looks like it is in perfect condition too. I want one now. Seriously!
    ~G~

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    We are missing the foot pedal at this point. I may wire something up tonight be be able to test it.

    Needs a good cleaning first though.

    here are a couple more shots.

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    History of these machines.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=0Uq...ed=0CDAQ6AEwAA
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    Very cute - I'll be looking for one of those.

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    Wow!! Love the color

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    here are a couple with a ruler in it for scale.

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    Sew cute!!! I love it!!!

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    What a great find - Another one for my wish list . . .

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    Oh, great. Another sewing machine that I covet.

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    You know, the stitch regular is in a very practical place for the feed dogs, but not if you already started sewing. And that little thingy where the wheel belongs- is that the bobbin winder?

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    Yes, it is the bobbin winder.

    I will post photos in the morning when I have time to shrink them down, I had to take the bottom off and clean it out and re-oil everything. I sewed with it and I made a video which I will put up in the public section of my dropbox in the morning.

    I also fabbed up a pedal that works

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    That is very cool. I never seen or heard of that model. Love the color.

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    that is positively adorable! love the color - also the face plate with the giant GE on it. what a great find!

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    What a fabulous find!

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    Love the design and the color. I like the belt placement. Unusual and different!

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    Cutie you have there. My fw from singer was made in 1929

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    ​What a score Steve!
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    Steve it is awesome that you found that machine, but what makes it even better is the fact that you also got the case! I think it is pretty rare to get that little machine and get the case! What a lucky guy you are!

    That case sure looks like a FW case?

    Nancy
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    Thanks for sharing this in such detail! Very interesting! Like others, now I want one!
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    Beautiful machine. Wish there were treasures around here like that!

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    That is great! So cool! Thanks for sharing!
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