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. This machine is fitted with an original 110v motor that has been rewound to work at optimum speed and torque. This early 221 has survived its near 90year life in very good condition. There is faint clearcoat discoloration in a small area and slight crazing. (see photos for details)
This machine was part of the first 10,000 Featherweights commissioned in the factory on October 3, 1933 - specifically, it was the 8,408th Featherweight produced by Singer. 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, and the slightly different style of bobbin case hook assembly. These features evolved over the next couple of years until the more common characteristics were developed.
Included with Machine:
(Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder, and Edge Stitcher)
- Featherweight Maintenance Log Book
- Motor Lubricant
Spool Pin Spring & Red Felt
Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Presencia Thread
- Schmetz Microtex Needles
Large & Small Screwdrivers
Original Bakelite Foot Controller
- Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of a quality stitch
- Thread Post
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 cotton, 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.