New, reproduction Graduated Needle / Throat Stitch Plate for the Singer Featherweight 221, as well as the Singer 301A Sewing Machine. We have tested these and they do indeed have a proper fit (see photos above). The only thing to know is that reproduction plates have a tendency to sit 1/32" higher than the bed on some machines. As you can see this is a nominal difference, but something to be aware of.
Is your throat plate plain with no marking lines? Are you using tape or other make-shift guide? Would you like to have something accurately marked?
Well, keeping your original throat plate in a safe place to sustain the value of your precious machine - we recommend this reproduction graduated needle / throat plate. It is marked 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", and 3/4" for quick seam allowance reference. Using your same throat plate screws, it will screw down snugly and fit perfectly.
Reproduction plates are NOT marked on the bottom, whereas originals are marked with SIMANCO and a part number.
What makes our plates different than others? We hand-tool and fit each one with specially-made screws (for the position plate on the underside) enabling them to sit properly on Singer Featherweight 221 and 301 (301A) machines.
IMPORTANT -- When the throat plate is removed for cleaning the stitch-forming mechanism, etc., make certain, when replacing the throat plate, that the position finger (A2 in figure image above) of the bobbin case base enters the notch (B2) of the position plate attached to the underside of the throat plate.