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Thread: Win!!! Featherweight found at Antique Mall

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    Win!!! Featherweight found at Antique Mall

    So, we're on our way to Calgary to visit my aunt. On the way, we stopped at an antique mall. As we were turning to leave, I looked up, way above my head (not a direction that's natural for me, I'm pretty short. ), and spotted a FW case sitting on top of a china cabinet, the hinges looked weird though. DH and I were standing there discussing whether they'd been replaced or not. I noticed though that the rivets looked identical to the lock side, and something was nagging in the back of my mind about the hinges and the box itself. It looked like it was the "wrong" dimensions.

    DH pulled it down with difficulty, it was up that high, and as he was pulling it down, I joked that if there was a 222 in there, we were taking it. He held it while I popped the hinges and lifted the lid. It was a genuine Wily coyote double take. I looked in, slammed the lid shut, jaw agape, then opened it again. DH leaned in and verified that it wasn't my eyes going bad.

    Nope, definite open arm. I did a basic check on it - wheel turned, albeit a little stiff, bobbincase present, motor runs. It's in seious need of a good tune up, and removal of gunky oil, a belt, and 5 feet. It's in the trunk at the moment, and we're almost in Calgary. No time to play or take a pic yet.

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    Whoo Hooo for Tammi. What a score. Ah, her siren song called to you!!
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    Wow! Good for you! Some day I hope that magic happens to me!

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    Lucky girl, be sure to post pictures when you get her home :-)
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    GReat find...where's a picture?!!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    OMG!!! WHAT A SCORE CONGRATS!!!! (doin' a happy dance for you)

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    Good for you! What luck! Enjoy.

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    ​We will be waiting for a picture, congratulations!

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    Sweet!!!! Lucky you!!! (and Lucky Machine)

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    Great find!!! Please post pic when you can!!!!!

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    A pic puh leese.
    good luck with her.

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    I've had times when I'll walk into an antique shop and immediately I hear the little voice calling my name. Joe ..... Joe .... I'm here don't leave without me. At that point I'm worse than a golden retriever searching out a bird. I won't leave till I find what's calling to me.

    You did good spotting that treasure way up high. I'll echo all the others, I'd love to see pics: before and after, when you can do them.

    Joe

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    Good find/ Hooray

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    Wow! I love those kind of stories! Congrats!
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    Geeze, what a lucky day you had! To find a FW anywhere reasonably priced is rare now a days - but, to get a free arm! Unbelieveable! Congratulations!

    Nancy

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    Seriously your lucky day - And the 222 is so lucky to have found such a nice caring new home!

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    she needs a picture and a name....like high flyer or hidden treasure......I am being silly I still call mine 301A and 1630 it is like an R2D2 & C3P0 thing.


    always on the lookout for a 222 the only I have seen were at 'Road To California' and the price tag was sorta the year built times two........and they were repainted candy apple red.

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    Lucky you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I've had times when I'll walk into an antique shop and immediately I hear the little voice calling my name. Joe ..... Joe .... I'm here don't leave without me. At that point I'm worse than a golden retriever searching out a bird. I won't leave till I find what's calling to me.

    You did good spotting that treasure way up high. I'll echo all the others, I'd love to see pics: before and after, when you can do them.

    Joe
    I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only nut that hears those little voices....I have stopped my car on a hunch that the shop had what I was looking for.....and that was not the reason for the trip. LOL
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Congrats, on the find....it was calling you cuz it knew you would give it a good home!!
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Congrats on your find, would likr to have an open arm FW someday

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    I have to ask - what did your little beauty cost? I'm so happy for you! Bet you were smiling the rest of the way to Calgary.....

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    That's really a terrific story.... So many little points lined up perfect.... It was meant to be!

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    Congratulations!!!! I have a 222 that I absolutely adore! Did you get a good bargain on the price too!! Be sure to post pics when you can.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your new baby. Congrats on the find!

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