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Thread: my "new" featherweighgt has arrived!

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    my "new" featherweighgt has arrived!

    i was sure i heard the familiar roar of the UPS truck, and sure enough, it woke me from a sound sleep! a quick apology to my friend sue who expected me this morning, and then off to the door and new arrival. to fill in the blanks-- my original post was '5 featherweights and oodles of other machines...' at shopgoodwill.com. a large cardboard box with stryo peanuts and the featherweight case. a worrisome rattle--my heartbeat raced and so did my doom and gloom imagination-- made me expect ruination within. GOOD NEWS!everything is fine! the case shows some wear, and there is a smell, but not horrible, and the inside cover of the box has some moisture damage and buckling--paper only, the wood is fine. the little princess herself looks great. yes, there are some minor pin scratches and other than that, it's pretty much perfect! i haven't gone over it with a magnifying glass, but it looks great!! it runs quietly. i examined the power cord and it has some cracking in the rubber, so i will replace it, and have the interior wiring checked out. i will include pictures shortly. her serial number starts with AH so she is a 1948 beauty. and that makes her older than me!! she is holding up a LOT better, but then she doesn't have all the soft parts that i do, or did. i can't wait to use her to do some piecing! she is the last of my birthday presents this year, and probably for the next few! i'm happy. for those concerned with packaging-- goodwill can be somewhat uneven in their efforts, but i think they have addressed it trying to get products unbroken and in acceptable shape to purchasers. to be completely forthcoming, there is a tear in one corner of the box. there are 5 additional feet. 3 look like variations of binders or rufflers, and 2 look like newer zipper feet. my camera is being re-charged and then pictures! the case is dirty, as in undusted in a closet kind of dirt. and/or the top of the case may be faded. bobbin and bobbin cover are present. there is only one throat plate, but i seem to remember the buttonholer included the second one. sew.... color me happy!!!
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    Congrats!!

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    Sounds lovely!

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    Congratulations, I'm glad it got there safely. I've never gotten anything off the Goodwill auctions because I was afraid it would get damaged.

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    ​Happy dance for you. I know the joy you are feeling.
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    now. what we've all been waiting for... pictures!
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    Goody, goody for you. These lil machines make us smile
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    I'm happy for you! Enjoy

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    thank you! they are such happy little machines, aren't they! most of my happy childhood memories are tied to this little machine. and my first use of curse words at a monumental thread snarl up! i had a rabbit that lived in our basement/family room/ sewing room. he used to lie down next to my motor foot and keep me company while i sewed. if he could have i'm sure he would have been up on the table. no one told him he wasn't a cat!
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    Very nice Congrats

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    Congradulations and lucky you. Enjoy her, name?

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    i think it will be either goodie or wilma, from goodwill.
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    She looks very nice for a 1948; even her decals are pretty much intact. I recently bought a beige one. The vinyl lining the interior was coming unglued and she was filthy! I scrubbed her down with soap and water and intend to use epoxy cement on those loose pieces of vinyl. They're all intact, just loose. When you get that case all cleaned up, it will look a lot better too. I used sewing machine oil on my Featherweight itself, but regular cleaning product on everything else. Congratulations! I bought my white one from Goodwill and was pleased with it. When I buy on ebay, I contact the seller and tell them how I want it packaged. I suppose you could do the same with Goodwill.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    thank you! i think she looks great, too. i have one from my aunt who probably never used her (she HATED sewing) and who would always ask me as a little kid to hem her pants or skirt and mend whatever. my mom's is the one that was used by a thousand fingers and only ate one. ( my pointer got a little close while making a white prom dress. i yanked the finger off the needle so i wouldn't get blood on the dress. i will NEVER do that again!!! anyhow, the dress was fine, and when i put in a new needle, so was the machine.)
    i would really like a white one, but dh is going to be upset when he sees i have 3 fw's and all the other machines.
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    Super "new" Featherweight. Have fun with her.

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    Just wonderful, Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy!

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    Beautiful! I have only won one auction on www.shopgoodwill.com that had to be shipped. I purchased something for my AccuQuilt cutting system. It was a miracle that it arrived in one piece! They used a cardboard box that was used for shipping toilet paper in without much packing around the product. I only look at the local online location so I can pick things up when I win a bid.

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