Third Featherweight

Old 05-05-2019, 01:02 PM
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I not a collector, but I keep spending my life savings on these little darlings. When I started on the QB I barely owned a 401A that was allotted from 1957 production serial numbers. Since I've been a member of the board I have acquire a vintage 1938 White (electric) and now the third celery white 1963 Featherweight. I have two black models one 1932 and the other a 1938. The 1932 has a straight engraved face-plate, the 1938 has the scrolled engraved face-plate. I hope that I don't have that turned around. They both are gorgeous ladies. So, I take them to the OMG and they oil them and tune them up for me. I'm not a mechanical person. The gentleman inquires about how many more do I have. I state just those two and then he mentions that he has a celery colored one and I have to see it. When I seen it I had to have it. I live in Kansas, but I purchased both of my ladies from Georgia. The celery lady I just purchased from Missouri. With a machine manual, four bobbins, and additional parts. such a buy. I was only lucky like this when I purchased the first FW. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity. When one day I'll luck up on a Kansas found hope that I will be able to purchase it when that happens.

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Old 05-05-2019, 05:42 PM
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They seem to be addictive. You get one. Then you want another and another...
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I have a black one and a red one...would love to have a celery one!
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Right now I have a white one on my kitchen table. I love sewing on it! My husband remarked the other day what a darling little machine it is. I had a total of 4 but gave one to my DIL and she loves it too!
They are addictive

PS. I've never seen a celery. Can you post a pic?
On maintenance- they are really easy to do yourself. The Featherweight Shop has lots of tutorials.
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Originally Posted by cherrybsixty View Post
I not a collector,
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yes you are
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:43 AM
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In the 80's, someone saw my FW and asked what it would be when it grew up! I was offended, but wonder if that person's machine from then works as well as my FW still does! I have 2 FWs and that's enough for me. :-)
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I live in Topeka and I found a FW about a mile from me. It was listed as a 310 on Craigslist. I knew that was the motor. It was in my hungry hands within an hour of it's posting.
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Some 20s want to grwo up toe be 66s.https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...951-589908.jpg
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Some have even bigger \aspirations like a 31-20 https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...51-593141.html
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Good evening everyone, loving your well wishing to the thread.
PamS, true they are addictive, I really would like to own two more a white and a red one
luvstoquilt, oh wow, the red is gorgeous, I've seen one on the board years back
SusieQOH, what a blessing to own a white one, I would be happy to post a pix of the celery one. But I am back to
square one with transposing pix on the QB. A new phone and other lame excuses
KalamaQuilts, you are right, and I am truly addictive to them
coopah, I know you are right about how durable the little machines are that is why I love them so
leonf,there is a place in Garnett or Fredonia KS that deals in Featherweights and Vintage machines, but I haven't
had a chance to visit it. Just like our children, just in a hurry to grew up

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