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Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine GOLDEN GATE SAN FRANCISCO 1939 Edition AF086***

Regular price
$ 2,595.00


This Golden Gate is an exceptionally rare Featherweight that would be an excellent and distinguishing addition to any Featherweight collection..  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.   The decals on the flip up bed are in very nice condition, and we have given this 221 a Grade 7.  The bed is slightly crazed, and there are some paint chips on the back near the bottom edge.  There are also some impressions in the clearcoat on the top of the bed surface where something had sat or been stored for quite a long while.

Here is a link to a blog post about the golden gate Featherweights

This stunning machine would have been one that was badged for commemoration of the San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition in 1939.  The commission date of this machine was October 10th, 1938 making it a very early Golden Gate. Since this machine was made prior to the Expo in 1939, it probably sat in the factory for a few months before it went to the Exposition.


If you've never purchased a machine from The Singer Featherweight Shop before, it is a rather distinguished experience.  Each machine receives about hours upon hours of cleaning, polishing, certified sewing machine service, stitch sampling and overall Featherweight preparation for each and every customer.  Our grading system is very, very particular so that you can be assured that the grade it is given is the graded machine you will receive.  As soon as your Featherweight arrives to you in the mail, you will also notice how fastidious we are in the packaging care and wrapping - making your Singer Featherweight purchase extra special and something you will always remember.  Our guarantee is another tangible reminder that we are here to assist you with any Featherweight questions, long after the sale.


Included with Machine:

  1. Original Case (lovely condition)
  2. Basic Attachments: Ruffler, Edge Stitcher, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder
  3. Original 221 Manual
  4. Spool Pin Spring & Felt
  5. Small and Large Screwdrivers

    Items below are also included (but not shown in photos)

  6. Original Foot Controller
  7. Bed Protecting Cushion
  8. Oil Bottle with Oil
  9. Motor Lubricant
  10. Five (5) Extra Bobbins
  11. Presencia Thread
  12. Schmetz Microtex Needles
  13. Stitch Sample from your machine assuring 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.

Machine has been serviced and calibrated for quilter’s cottons, so you won’t have to worry about tension when you receive your machine, but having a numbered tension dial will make it easier to set it back should you need to adjust it for any reason.

Machine is fitted with its original scrolled faceplate and the original case includes the top tray for holding the box of attachments, manual, etc..

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