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Thread: New owner of Featherweight 221, 1950

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    After 2 years of looking for and not finding a deal/steal on a Featherweight, I finally found a fair price ($249) for one at a small town sewing machine repair shop. It's serviced, has a new case, a new power cord, and accessories. I'm thrilled, and my husband has a new appreciation for the vintage machines. He actually said he will now start looking for them at garage sales. I've decided to name "her" Cindy -- she's my Singer Cindy. :) It's the perfect machine to take to my granddaughters' home! Hope I am successful in attaching three photos - sorry one is blurry. Is there a way to treat the few paint chips?

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    I love the flat line of the front.
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    Cindy is beautiful. I hope you enjoy sewing on her for a long time.

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    Happy Dance for you!

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    So glad you were able to join the FW club. Cindy is a beauty!

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    Its just like mine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judyjudyjudy
    After 2 years of looking for and not finding a deal/steal on a Featherweight, I finally found a fair price ($249) for one at a small town sewing machine repair shop. It's serviced, has a new case, a new power cord, and accessories. I'm thrilled, and my husband has a new appreciation for the vintage machines. He actually said he will now start looking for them at garage sales. I've decided to name "her" Cindy -- she's my Singer Cindy. :) It's the perfect machine to take to my granddaughters' home! Hope I am successful in attaching three photos - sorry one is blurry. Is there a way to treat the few paint chips?
    Good job on finding a deal and welcome to the FW club. The paint chips can be covered with a paint pen made for model cars. This is per Lostn51 aka Billy. He had this in one of his topics a while back.
    You can find them at your local hobby store that carries Model cars it is called Model Masters paint pen if my memory serves me correctly. Just shake it well before using and try it on a thick piece of paper first to see how it flows. Then dab the areas you want to cover {try to keep it with-in the chip itself}. Give it a day or two to cure and there you have it. Billy said it has the same shine as the enamel on the machine.
    Hope this helps.
    Faith :XD:

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    Beautiful.

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    I just love the chunka chunka sound of a featherweight sewing.

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    Welcome to vintage machines and the Quilting Board. You will love both! Maybe your granddaughter will love this machine too and will want to sew on it. You made a great deal on a real treasure.

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    Nice machine and great price.

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    My granddaughters do sew -- and they both have done some machine quilting. They are 13.5 and 12. The 12 yr old has her own value priced small Brother machine, and she sews a lot. But the older one doesn't have the desire to sew as much - so she has never wanted a machine. I suspect that Cindy the Singer will eventually be hers.

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    Congratulations on your new acquisition and don't forget to join the FW club http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013 and scroll down till you find it.

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    Congratulations. You are going to love her.

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    Congrats and welcome to the club-does it have a centennial badge?

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    Ccongrats!

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    nope, no centennial badge. from what i have read, the centennial was 1951.

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    I am so happy for you . NIce find at a resonable price. congratulations

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    Sorry!

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    Whoops, Sorry!

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    I have no idea how this posted a million times!

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    She is a beauty!

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    Congrats, Cindy is beautiful. Welcome to the FW club. :thumbup: :)

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    She is just adorable. I'm a little envious. I'm looking or a featherweight from 1950 - the year I was born. One of these days I'll find one. Good luck with your new friend.

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    You did good...Happy dance..

    I got a small bottle of black touch up paint from the auto store...like touching up the dinks in you car door..does that make sense..you DH sould know what I'm talking about.
    Mine did my FW and you can't tell where the chips are on the machine. DH says you might have to go to a dealer, to get paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anicra
    She is just adorable. I'm a little envious. I'm looking or a featherweight from 1950 - the year I was born. One of these days I'll find one. Good luck with your new friend.
    I have a 1951 and have a 1949 coming. but i also want
    a 1950, my birth year. Maybe you can find 2 of them for us.LOL

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