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This 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 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. Be sure to click on any image above to view the beauty of this machine and restoration quality. AJ010*** indicates an original commission date of December 9th, 1948.
What makes this Featherweight unique?
This Featherweight is distinguished by the M.R. decal below the badge and the Singer Manufacturing Company Decal. What is M.R and why does it make this Featherweight rare? - During the late 1940s and very early 1950s, Singer sent a few Featherweights to be sold in Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets primarily in South America. The very few machines that were sold or intended to be sold there were marked with the M.R. decal to trademark the "Singer" name in those foreign countries. M.R. stands for Marcas Registradas which translates from Portuguese to "Registered Trademark". You can still find the M.R. symbol today often on Coca-Cola products bottled in Mexico. This rare decal has been seen on Featherweights manufactured in the U.S. and the U.K., and most seen were fitted with motors made in Canada.
We have also included a very rare M.R. black wrinkle attachment box. We have only seen a few with this Matching M.R. stamp.
When we first received this machine, it was in very poor condition. (See photos marked 'before restoration' for detail.) Knowing the rarity of a machine with this decal, we decided to give it a complete restoration. 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.
To guarantee the authenticity of this restoration, we took photos showing the machine, the decal, and the motor before restoration, and those photos can be seen in this listing.
As soon as one of our Featherweights arrives in the mail to the customer, the fastidious packaging care and wrapping adds to the unveiling enjoyment, making a Featherweight Shop machine purchase extra special and something to always remember.
Included with Machine:
- Original Carrying Case
- Rare M.R. Attachments Box: Ruffler, Seam Guide, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Underbraider, Binder, Tucker
- Original Instruction Manual
- Thread Post
- Maintenance Logbook
- Oil Bottle with Oil
- Motor Lubricant
- Microtex Needles
- Small Spool of Aurifil Thread
- Case Tote Bag
- Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Large & Small Screwdrivers
- Stitch Sample, guaranteeing 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.
Free Shipping in the USA through UPS Ground is provided. The machine will be thoroughly and carefully packed ~ guaranteed to arrive safe and sound.