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Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing machine, 1933 AD541***

Regular price
$ 1,795.00
Sale price

Compare at $ 2,295.00


This Featherweight will be available for Sale at 8:00AM PST, on October 3rd, 2018!!!

We are very excited to add this lovely 1933 Featherweight 221 to the site.  Completely serviced, cleaned, polished, electrically inspected, timed, tuned and sampled - rest assured, this Featherweight 221 will be ready to sew right out of the case.  Powerful original 110v motor with a quiet, smooth stitch.  This 221 is in excellent condition and is given a grade 7+.  Very rarely do you see a first run Featherweight from the original production group with this high of a grade.  Be sure to view all the photos so you can see how truly nice it is.

This machine was part of the first 10,000 Featherweights commissioned in the factory on October 3, 1933; in fact, this Featherweight is the 227th 221 model ever produced!  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 to the early Featherweights compared to the later models are: the non-numbered tension unit, the school bell bobbin winder tension bracket, the split base at the right side of the machine under the receptacle, the slightly different style of bobbin case hook assembly, the back arm decal.  These features evolved over the next couple of years until the more common characteristics were developed.

Included with Machine:

  1. Original Case in Lovely Condition
    (At some point in time the interior of this case was painted black; it no longer has its original green color, but it is still in beautiful condition.)

  2. Original Metal Foot Controller

  3. Replica* Manual
    *(An original manual is very, very difficult to find from the earliest Featherweights, so a replica from 1937 has been included for proper operating instruction.)

  4. Oil Bottle

  5. Sew-Retro Grease Motor & Gear Lubricant

  6. Basic Original Attachments:
    (Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Tucker, Shirring Foot, Edge Stitcher, Bias Binder)

  7. Original Large and Small Screwdrivers

  8. Five Pack of Schmetz Needles

  9. Small Spool of Presencia Thread

  10. Stitch Sample to Assure You of a Quality Stitch


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 the Original Bobbin Case is most definitely included, assuring you of an original quality stitch all these years later.  It is a delightful thought to think about some of the possible things that were lovingly sewn on this machine in its lifetime.  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.

This machine has been serviced and calibrated for quilter’s cottons, so you won’t have to worry about tension when you receive it. 

This would be an excellent machine to add to your Featherweight collection.

Free Shipping in the USA through UPS Ground.  Your machine will be thoroughly and carefully packed ~ guaranteed to arrive to you safe and sound.