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- Product Description
This first-run 1933 Singer Featherweight 221 is absolutely stunning in Gloss Black with gold decals! Completely restored inside and out - this Featherweight 221 will be ready to sew (or display) right out of the case. This machine is fitted with an original 110-volt motor that has been rewound to work at optimum speed and torque. Click on any image above to view the beauty of this machine and restoration quality. AD5430** indicates an original commission date of October 3rd, 1933, and that this is the 1,523rd Featherweight produced.
Being one of the first-run Featherweights commissioned in the factory on October 3, 1933 - specifically, this machine has several unique/distinctive characteristics. Singer made several slight cosmetic changes throughout the production of the model 221 but this is generally what they looked like in the beginning. Some of the distinctives of a Featherweight produced this early are the bed-stop located on the back of the machine and the back arm decal. These and other features like the school bell bobbin winder tension unit, the split base under the terminal and the non-swinging gib hook evolved over the next couple of years until the more common characteristics were developed.
This Featherweight first arrived to us in very poor condition, and because it is such an early Featherweight, we made the decision to restore it back to gloss black. The choice to restore a sought-after machine like this one in black greatly increased its value and appeal, as the traditional look has been maintained. Each one of our restored and repainted Featherweights receives hours of personal care in its disassembly, painting process, reassembly, stitch sampling and overall preparation for each and every customer.
Included with Machine:
(Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder, and Edge Stitcher)
- Featherweight Maintenance Logbook
- Motor Lubricant
Five (5) Extra Bobbins
Small Spool of Aurifil Thread
- Case Tote Bag
Schmetz Microtex Needles
Large & Small Screwdrivers
- Original Restored Metal Foot Controller
- Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of a quality stitch
Additional Quilting Attachments can be purchased, and if you need any Fashion Aids for apparel or ornamental sewing (e.g., Buttonholer, Blind Stitcher, etc...), we will prepare samples for those as well should you decide to purchase them separately.
The Original Bobbin Case is included, adhering to originality all these years later. The machine has been serviced and calibrated for quilter’s cotton, so tension is already properly set; however, tension can easily be adjusted depending on fabric needs.
The machine is fitted with an original scrolled faceplate and the replica case includes the side tray for holding the attachments.
This will be a distinguished machine to add to any Featherweight collection.
Free Shipping in the USA through UPS Ground is provided. The machine will be thoroughly and carefully packed ~ guaranteed to arrive safe and sound.
For more information on purchasing a Featherweight during our Featherweight Faire, click here.