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This is a collectible Singer Wrinkle Featherweight 221 with a serial number of AF387***, indicating a commission date of December 5th, 1939. The machine is given a grade 7+ and is good condition with some signs of wear from typical use. Cleaned and serviced inside and out - this 221 will be ready to sew right out of the case. It is fitted with its original 110-volt motor that has been rewound to work at optimum speed and torque.
The official name for this peculiar, yet original finish is called, “Wrinkle”. Occasionally referred to as Crinkle, the official name of the paint style from Singer is Wrinkle. Click here to read more about it on our blog.
There were other household models of Singer machines that had the Wrinkle finish, but none are considered rare like the Singer Featherweight. Quantity, peculiarity, and Featherweight collectability all play a factor in determining the value of a machine like this. According to Featherweight historians and Singer records, there were only two recorded commission dates for the Wrinkle Featherweight – December 5th, 1939, and August 15th, 1940. It is reported that the serial numbers were consecutive for the first production commission date, but intermittent with the regular shiny japanned-finished Featherweights during the second production commission date.
An additional distinguishing element of these machines is the lack of decals on the bed of the machine. There are actually three grooves where the decals would have been. The only gold decals on the machine are indicative to the Singer brand name – the light cover and the back of the machine.
Included with Machine:
Original Case (lovely condition)
(Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder, and Edge Stitcher)
Schmetz Microtex Needles
Small Spool of Aurifil Thread
Featherweight Maintenance Logbook
Case Tote Bag
Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Large & Small Screwdrivers
- Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of 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.