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Thread: My FREE Featherweight!!

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    Senior Member dmackey's Avatar
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    I answered a freecycle ad that said

    "Small black Singer portable electric sewing machine with foot pedal - from 1940s, with instruction booklet, in black carrying case."

    BUT, the ad was already six hours old and I was told it had been claimed. What a great surprise to open my email today and find that the person never showed up, so I could have it.

    I ran over there (20 miles away) and it turned out to be a Featherweight 221-1!! The case is not musty, just dusty, and the machine itself just has scratches on the bed. However, it appeared the motor had seized. I oiled it and that didn't help.

    So, I got out the flashlight and magnifying glass and found some strong black thread stuck in the bobbin racer. Took almost an hour to get it out (thank goodness for tiny exacto knives!), and once it was out.....she works great! It came with all attachments and the original manual.

    Now to name her. I'm thinking Freida sounds about right.

    Last week, I bought a machine in a sewing table for $10 on Craig's list and it turned out to be a Singer 66-16 in great condition with all attachments and manual.

    Now to find a Singer 301 and I will have all I have been looking for.

    Diane

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    What a great find!

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    WoW!!!!!

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    Lucky, lucky, lucky you!!!!!

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    Fantastic! So happy for you!

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    Holy Cow!!!! You lucky girl :) Enjoy Frieda!!

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    I love that you are going to call her "Freida"! :) Lucky you.

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    Wow! Congrats on Freida!Maybe my ship will come in someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    I love that you are going to call her "Freida"! :) Lucky you.
    Lucky you!! You should spell it "Freeda".

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    Wow how lucky I am so glad for you

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    Lucky you!!

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    OMG!!! Such luck!! "Freesia" is also a good name!

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    Wow what a blessing.
    Thanks for sharing your gift with us.
    Pictures to follow?

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    No fair!

    *yes, I will have some whine with my cheese, thank you*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kso
    No fair!

    *yes, I will have some whine with my cheese, thank you*

    lol lol lol

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    You are blessed...should change your name to "luckyduck" lol :) Enjoy and good luck with your hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    OMG!!! Such luck!! "Freesia" is also a good name!
    Oh! I like that better than Freida! Thanks!

    Yes, I am beyond lucky to find this machine. I have been searching for two years for a Featherweight, and I just knew I would find one someday. I did write to the previous owner to thank her and ask for the history of the machine.

    No pix, camera is lost, but we all know what they look like anyway.

    Still grinning ear to ear over this!

    Diane

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    You are one lucky person. I have never come across a free Featherweight. Around here, they are worth their weight in gold they are so expensive. The one I have, I got from Ebay about 8 years ago and I paid around $250 for it.

    Enjoy your new toy - they are so much fun to use.

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    WOW!! Two out of three, and one of them was free? Lucky You!! Quite a streak you have going :D:D:D

    Love the name Frieda!!

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    Wow, you're coming up with the gold :thumbup: Good for you!!

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    What a find!

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    wow score

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    Quote Originally Posted by kso
    No fair!

    *yes, I will have some whine with my cheese, thank you*

    :mrgreen: MY FACE!
    If this were me, I'd be too excited to sew for a month!

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    Some people have all the luck. Send some our way!!!!!!!

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    Wow! You really scored! It was meant to be!

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