Something in common

Old 05-07-2022, 01:04 PM
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Default Something in common

I noticed right away the interesting foot control on the Featherweight and the Singer 301. There is a post on the right for your foot to rest on while tipping your foot for the speed control. It was particularly evident to me the other day when I missed the post, and hit the control and off the machine went.
I've done that with another machine in my life that has this feature. I've had people ask me what the right side post is. Having that foot rest post in absolutely essential! It makes me wonder who had the idea first.....
Here are pictures of the machines, and their foot controls. It's fun thinking about this stuff.
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Old 05-07-2022, 01:55 PM
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Sweet little featherweight. I just use the foot that came with my featherweight. I saw a post where someone made a wood hinged device for their featherweight foot. It allowed them to press the wood like a regular foot and activated the foot control button.
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Old 05-07-2022, 03:04 PM
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I had no idea it was considered a "foot rest". I learned to sew on the 15-91, and the foot pedal is the same. That machine is in a cabinet so the foot rest is held in the cabinet and use a knee control. It takes some getting used to with my Featherweight.
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