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    Old 12-12-2011, 02:29 PM
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    Where is the best place to get instruction and parts for the featherweight? I went through several ebay postings before I settled on my FW. One ad ran the serial number that did not exist and when he corrected one letter in the number it still did not exist! The other machine I bid on was in the 50's but it looked real worn and tired. Finally...I think I made a good choice....I have settled on one that is a 1946 model and in great condition. However, it has no manual. I hope it is what they say and sews as well as they stated....will see when it arrives!
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    Old 12-12-2011, 07:06 PM
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    Originally Posted by Sweetpea46
    Where is the best place to get instruction and parts for the featherweight? I went through several ebay postings before I settled on my FW. One ad ran the serial number that did not exist and when he corrected one letter in the number it still did not exist! The other machine I bid on was in the 50's but it looked real worn and tired. Finally...I think I made a good choice....I have settled on one that is a 1946 model and in great condition. However, it has no manual. I hope it is what they say and sews as well as they stated....will see when it arrives!
    I just saw one on CL in Louisville, KY
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    Old 12-13-2011, 03:43 AM
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    Here is the manual for the featherweight

    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...manuals/search
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    Old 12-13-2011, 12:49 PM
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    Graham Forsdyke is a well respected expert on Featherweights. His website is: http://singer-featherweight.com/.
    He frequently contributes to the Featherweight Yahoo group and may be a moderator there. That forum is a great resource. Mr. Forsdyke restores Featherweights and is knowledgeable about the parts. He never seems to mind answering questions and helping people. I think April1930s.com is a fun site if you are looking for FW attachments and pictures of them in action.

    Enjoy your FW!

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    Old 12-14-2011, 07:29 AM
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    Another website for featherweight information/parts is Sew-Classic. They have great customer service.

    Here's the link.

    http://www.sew-classic.com/
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    Old 12-18-2011, 09:28 PM
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    Thank you for the manual site....looking for some info on keeping her clean and shiny now!
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    Old 12-18-2011, 09:33 PM
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    Thanks for the link to sew-classic...I checked out her site...looks great for supplies for oil and grease...
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    Old 12-18-2011, 09:33 PM
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    I've had my "new" featherweight a couple of years now and she is a dream to sew on and just keeps on going no matter what...heavy denim, stretch velvet, regular quilting cotton, doesn't matter. And she is easily moved from one spot to another.
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    Old 12-18-2011, 09:35 PM
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    Dayle, I will check out the site....thanks so much! I have ordered a book...the perfect portable....that should help!
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    Old 12-18-2011, 09:36 PM
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    Hi...read your post....how do clean the FW? I mean the outside to keep it shiny?
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