Holy cow! $1401 for a FW

Old 06-16-2020, 01:08 PM
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It just takes 2 bidders that refuse to give up. Mine is like new (including perfect case) & I paid $250 from a private party.
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Old 06-16-2020, 03:10 PM
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That is over price.
It is missing the tension assembly,
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by booboohd View Post
That is over price.
It is missing the tension assembly,
I don't think so. It is a non-numbered tension, as indicated in the links I posted previously. The numbered dial tension assembly didn't get used until 1937.

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Old 06-17-2020, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
I don't think so. It is a non-numbered tension, as indicated in the links I posted previously. The numbered dial tension assembly didn't get used until 1937.

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Even if that is the case. It still proves that it is overprice. It is better to have a numbered tensioner.
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Old 06-17-2020, 08:28 AM
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Overpriced? For some maybe. $1400 to some folks is less money than $140 is to me. To bad they get out of my price range, but that's what makes the world go 'round.
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Old 06-17-2020, 03:31 PM
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I've become known in my friends circles as "the guy obsessed with sewing machines," and have started to inherit (or be offered) some occasionally... the husband will not let me have too many more, haha. Anyhow, a neighbor across the street at one point told me she wanted to give me her great-aunt's machine. So I came by one day to pick it up...and I have steadfastly refused to become a "Featherweight person" so when I saw the obvious FW case my heart sunk. It got even lower when I opened the case and all original accessories were there, and the badge had the blue border with " A Century of Sewing Service..." I almost dropped it. Confirmed by serial number made in 1951. She got me.
Thankfully AndyTube is doing a series of restoration videos now, and I'm following right along...

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Old 06-17-2020, 04:21 PM
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I suppose that some one really wanted this machine to keep bidding to this point. More for the auctioneer and money out of a consumers pocket. Something I wouldn't be doing. I am looking forward to garage sale season and estate sales over the summer. Maybe I will find another one. You never know. But I can tell you I will not be paying that price for a machine.
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