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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
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    Hello, I needed to hi-jack a post to add a pic..I just bought this little darling and will pick it up next week. I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it by the numbers here or do I need to wait and get the serial number off the bottom? If anyone has a 222k, can you tell me how she sews? I have heard so many good things about Featherweights I just couldn't pass this one up - btw, her name is Maggie. Funny how I new her name the moment I saw her pics...
    Very nice find! The 222's (with the freearm capability) are harder to come by than the 221s, as less were made.
    Thanks, I can't wait to get her here safe and sound and find out more about her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Basically a stripped-down Singer 99. No light fixture. Easiest one to convert to HC.

    What is HC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Basically a stripped-down Singer 99. No light fixture. Easiest one to convert to HC.

    What is HC?
    HC = hand crank

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    Kathie you did an excellent job restoring that cabinet.
    Very NICE!

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    I'm enjoying seeing all the new vintage machines. Thanks for posting and sharing your finds. Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    OK, I found this much out. He says it does not say singer on the machine but that he's heard they were made by singer. But I guess I've learned from here that there were other companies that made knock offs??? Are they as equally as good or no?
    I seen one of these in a thrift store a couple of weeks ago.
    The one I seen was the same size as the 99K. Looked identical to it but said Spartan on it. Really a nice machine.
    The Spartan is a Singer. It was their lower line of machines that they tried to sell but never really took off. The Spartan 192 (identical to the Singer 99) was a limited run and they are very sought after. The Spartans and the White Featherwieghts were the low priced introductory models that Singer sold.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledthread
    Hello, I needed to hi-jack a post to add a pic..I just bought this little darling and will pick it up next week. I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it by the numbers here or do I need to wait and get the serial number off the bottom? If anyone has a 222k, can you tell me how she sews? I have heard so many good things about Featherweights I just couldn't pass this one up - btw, her name is Maggie. Funny how I new her name the moment I saw her pics...
    This is the only Featherwieght that I will ever own. I have been looking for one that was not out in the stratosphere on the price. If you paid anything under $800 you got a steal!

    That is a nice machine!!!!!

    Billy

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    I'm so new to computing and quilting but I'm eager to learn... I have an old singer 503 from early 60's,ingood shape I think but missing attachments and manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    TAKE A LOOK AT THE CINDERELLA MACHINE!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114670-1.htm

    If you have any info on this please let me know.
    Tammy

    Tammy,
    I don't have any info--but she is really cute!!! Is the machine small or is it just the picture? Really like it.
    Joni

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    I think you got a great deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddognewtrick
    I'm so new to computing and quilting but I'm eager to learn... I have an old singer 503 from early 60's,ingood shape I think but missing attachments and manual.
    Here is where you can download a manual for your 503...

    http://www.ismacs.net/singer_sewing_...e-manuals.html

    And if you need accessories just look for the Slant shank accessories the 301, 400, 500, 600 series are all the same.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    Kathie you did an excellent job restoring that cabinet.
    Very NICE!
    Yes, you sure did. It looks awesome :thumbup:
    Tammy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    You did a nice job on the cabinet. Wonderful!!! Glenn

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    everyone can sure learn alot about their machines here in this shop. this is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Same as the Singer 99 without the light and decals, and sews very nicely. I have one and really like it! The price is just about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan on 446
    Better than using masking tape! The previous owner of my Necchi did that and I can't get it off. I have tried everything suggested here plus a few other things. I just may have to live with it!
    Sorry this was a reply to HisPatchwork.. I'll learn this stuff someday!
    Jan
    I work in a hospital and things (drawers and such) used to get labeled with a type of masking tape. We were trying to make old things useable in our new space so we have "Adhes-Away" which is wonderful for removing tape residue. Masking tape (old) is the very worse stuff to remove. We ended up using a razor blade on it after using Adhes-Away several time to get the sticky off. The brown yuck left behind is tortuous! Razor blade did work, but not sure you'd want to use it on a machine.

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    Hi

    The general purpose plastic razor blades from Lee Valley are really handy little things for scraping without scratching:

    http://www.leevalley.com/US/garden/p...?p=53612&cat=2,42194,40727

    Nancy

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    Tammy, That is a cute machine. I have one just like it only it's called a Dynamic. It is about as big as a featherweight. Sews like a 99 with a little noise. Mine has made in Japan on it and it comes apart. It came in it's own case. She sews really nice and I call her Dina. Here is a few pictures of her.
    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammy cosper
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    Kathie you did an excellent job restoring that cabinet.
    Very NICE!
    Yes, you sure did. It looks awesome :thumbup:
    Tammy
    Awesome!!!!! Did you refinish it yourself or did you have it done by a professional? I can't believe how beautiful it came out!!:shock: :shock: :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Tammy, That is a cute machine. I have one just like it only it's called a Dynamic. It is about as big as a featherweight. Sews like a 99 with a little noise. Mine has made in Japan on it and it comes apart. It came in it's own case. She sews really nice and I call her Dina. Here is a few pictures of her.
    Trish
    I think your machine and the Cinderella machine are just adorable!!! When and where did you get it?

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    Cathy, bought the machine in NC last year. Won her on E-bay. She is in excellent shape :). Her house needs some repair but other wise she is good to go. Should call her Little Miss Dynomite b/c she sews so fast.
    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Jtapp9, I can't find the pages, but somewhere in this shop Billy talks about the Spartan. My first vintage machine - I found it at a yard sale for $5 - was a Spartan. When I asked about the machine, Billy told me that the Spartan is the stripped down version of a 99, but that it is now worth more as there are a lot less Spartans than 99's. He also said somewhere here on this forum that if I find one in a cabinet it is worth even more, as there were very few cabinets made for the Spartans.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid

    Well, this 301 plus cabinet now resides at my house :mrgreen:

    It has a knee pedal that pushes up against the foot pedal which is attached underneath the inside of the cabinet. I can't get the pedal out. Is there some sort of trick to getting the pedal out of the brackets or do you think it is just stuck from years of non-use? I actually have several cabinets like this, with the pedal stuck in the bracket.
    Congratulations on your new 301!

    Nancy

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    Dina is a beautiful lady!


    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Tammy, That is a cute machine. I have one just like it only it's called a Dynamic. It is about as big as a featherweight. Sews like a 99 with a little noise. Mine has made in Japan on it and it comes apart. It came in it's own case. She sews really nice and I call her Dina. Here is a few pictures of her.
    Trish

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    [quote=vintagemotif

    Kathie you did an excellent job restoring that cabinet.
    Very NICE![/quote]

    Thank you very much. I wish that I could take credit but I can not. I had it done and when it was delivered I thought that they brought the wrong cabinet. Kathie

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