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What's New in The Featherweight Shop Vintage Collection - Jan. 2021

Here at the Featherweight Shop we have quite the collection of vintage Singer items.  Due to our remote location, very few customers have had the opportunity to see the many rare Singer items we have.  This series of blog posts brings our collection out for all to see what new items we get in.  Some of these items may be famous and recognizable, but we are sure there are others that very few have ever seen or heard of.  For the month of January 2021, here are some of our recent finds:

 

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This gorgeous card advertised Singer's displays that would be at the Mechanic's Institute Exposition in San Francisco in 1891.  130 years ago! 

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These are always fun - an original Singer coin saving bank with original stand.  They came in a variety of colors, but they are most often seen in the red shown above.  Click Here to see if we have any available for sale.

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shop vintage collection
shop vintage collection

1891 was also Singer's 40 year anniversary.  It is possible that this stunning fan could have been given out at the Mechanic's Institute Exposition as well!

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shop vintage collection

The Singer ZigZag stitch patterns are quite recognizable in their USA green and orange boxes, but this Great Britain set shown above is quite rare.  These were indeed made in the UK, but we have only ever seen this configuration in Australia.  Click Here to see if we have this configuration available for sale.

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This SewHandy has it's original and uncommon brown, hammered finish!

shop vintage collection

Here is one of the collectible Centennial lighters from Singer - Made by Zippo.

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Original Singer employee pins are always an exciting find.  This one belonged to a worker at the factory in ElizabethPort.

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shop vintage collection

Original Singer advertisements featuring the 222K are very hard to find as the machines weren't sold here in the USA, and they were more expensive than the 221 and many of the other models of the day.  This cute UK ad markets the 222K as perfect 'For the Bachelor flat.'

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shop vintage collection

Here we have an original 221K manual from 1950 written in German.  German is one of the most uncommon languages to find in a 221K manual.

shop vintage collection
shop vintage collection

This month's final item is a rare Italian book from Singer with instructions for 'Machine Art Embroidery' which was very popular at the time.  It is neat to see the color spreads in a book written almost 100 years ago!


There are so many fun vintage Singer items here at the shop, and we are very excited to share our new finds with the Featherweight community.  Stay tuned for next month! 

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