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Thread: Godzilla Featherweight

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    Godzilla Featherweight

    Can't find a lot of info on the crinkly 1939ish featherweights and would like to know what they normally go for, if they're in good shape?
    Thanks for any info
    Meghan

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    Wow I didn't know they made a crinkle finish FW.
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    http://www.april1930s.com/html/crink...rweight_2.html

    As my grandma used to say "Go Know"!!!!! Interesting.

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    WOW! Never heard of one either, but it sure is a beautiful machine. Looks to be a bit out of my price range though.
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    I bet at the time, they didn't sell/make to many of those but look at their price now!

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    Not my favorite looking FW, that's for sure!

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    INSANE price!!!
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    WOW, its beautiful and different considering I am so used to shiny machines.

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    It seems right up my alley. But more $$$ than I want to spend.
    I have 2 other crinkle finish machines.
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    I ran across one and I like it, but after seeing the price on that one... it's going up for sale asap

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    I have read that those with the crinkley finish were for the military.
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    WOW. Sold for $2495.00. That must have been a very serious collector.
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    Butt ugly isn't it............
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    I had to take a look at this one, I actually liked it. I wonder if the fabric glides across the bed of the machine as easily with the crinkle finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kountrykreation View Post
    I ran across one and I like it, but after seeing the price on that one... it's going up for sale asap
    Lucky you!! I'd have the same idea about it, to be sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Lucky you!! I'd have the same idea about it, to be sure!
    Yep, kind of hard to pass up that kind of $$$$$ and I already have and use (the key word) a featherweight. In in my DHs infamous words... "how many sewing machines does one person need!" Decisions, decisions!

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    The insane thing is that someone bought it. That plain black face plate doesn't do much for me. I do like my blackside 128.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose View Post
    The insane thing is that someone bought it. That plain black face plate doesn't do much for me. I do like my blackside 128.
    Yes, I believe you may be on to something... all the 'insanity' in the world! But, I believe it's the uniqueness, or for a better description, 'rare' attributes of the crinkle featherweight model that makes it appealing to collectors? Possibly one reason there is not an over abundance of information available on the internet.

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    The prices I have seen are insane considering they are not for everyone's taste. I have just paid $300.00 for one (not crinkly finish) & have not seen it in person but the pics show that it is in Very Good condition including a case. I am expecting to receive it sometime this week from eBay.
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    Considering the black $6.45 centennial model that I have, and currently use, 'insanity' could be relavant? But my centennial model does have a few scratches in the paint, and no case. I'm still thinking it's the rarity of the item, and not the usefulness or cutenss? The godzilla featherweight is definitely 'butt ugly' in comparison to the shiny pretty featherweights.

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    Interesting machine, but I think it is a little??? overpriced. I can't believe somebody actually paid that for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Butt ugly isn't it............
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