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Article: Singer Featherweight San Francisco 1939-1940

Singer Featherweight San Francisco 1939-1940

San Francisco 1939 Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine


Economists know there is a distinctive difference between rare and scarce. One is limited quantities and the other is limited available resources with which to obtain ... so in all honesty, this Singer Featherweight falls into both categories!


At the 1939 and 1940 World's Fair held in San Francisco, California, very few Singer Featherweight machines were promotionally badged with the Golden Gate emblem. As you'll see at first glance it looks very, very similar to the Centennial badge frequently seen but has the engraved title "Golden Gate Exposition San Francisco 1939 or 1940".

A customer sent this machine to us for a consignment sale several years ago, but thought we would share it here, so that many could see this unique Featherweight 221.  The San Francisco World's Fair ran from 1939 to 1940, so you will find a few Featherweights with the 1939 badge and a few with the 1940 badge.  Keep your eye out!


 *Click Here to view the current list of all know 1939 and 1940 Golden Gate Featherweights.

 *A special thanks to Tre Perry and J.C. Elliott for compiling this list.