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Singer Chicago Badged Featherweight 221 with a serial number of AD543*** indicates the very first Featherweight commission date of October 3, 1933. Machine actually debuted, however, at the Chicago World's Fair in 1934. Machine is given a grade 7 and was truly a diamond in the ruff when it was discovered quite by accident earlier this year. This machine is being sold on consignment.
One of only a few first-run Chicago World's Fair Featherweights found today, this will be a collector's item for you to use and enjoy, yet cherish as a sewing inheritance for future generations. Click here to read more about it on our blog.
Featherweight historians, JJ & Leo, from The Featherweight 221 Factory, have only logged 10 Chicago badged Featherweights in all their years of keeping records. It is a wild guess as to how many were actually made and sold at the Chicago World's Fair, but it was definitely a sewing machine of progress for the theme of the exposition, "A Century of Progress".
Ready to sew right out of the box: cleaned, polished, oiled, serviced and tested. A stitch sample is included for your assurance of being ready to sew.
Included with Machine:
Original Type I Case, Original Manual, Original Foot Controller (with cord coming out the right side of the controller), Screwdrivers and Box of Attachments are included: Ruffler, Adjustable Hemmer, Edge Stitcher, Binder, Narrow Hemmer, and Shirrer
Be sure to click on any image above to view the details of this first-run Singer Featherweight machine. There were a couple of paint chips on the bed of the machine towards the back that have been meticulously retouched to preserve and protect the integrity of the machine.
Are you a Quilter? Additional Quilting Attachments can be purchased, and if you need any Fashion Aids for apparel or ornamental sewing (i.e. Buttonholer, Blind Stitcher, etc...), we will prepare samples for those as well should you decide to purchase them separately.
You can also rest knowing that an authentic vintage Singer Featherweight Bobbin Case is most definitely included, assuring you of an original quality stitch all these years later. It is delightful to think about some of the possible things that were lovingly sewn on this machine in its lifetime, especially one from the very first run! What will you add to its sewing repertoire - quilts? Apparel? Whatever you sew, I’m sure your new Featherweight machine will be well loved for many, many more years of sewing life.
Machine has been serviced and calibrated for quilter’s cottons, so you won’t have to worry about tension when you sit down to sew for the first time.
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