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We are very excited to add this lovely "Red S" Featherweight 221K 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 rewound 110v motor with a quiet, smooth stitch. Many of you might be wondering, "what does the "K" mean after the 221?" That 'K' simply means the machine was manufactured at the Kilbowie, Clydebank, Scotland SINGER plant. During the last three years of production of the black Singer Featherweights (1959-1961), a "Red S" emblem was issued rather than the standard gold-colored badge.
Notice the red sticker underneath the flip-up bed; it appears that this machine was traded in shortly after it was originally purchased. What was once a machine someone 'traded-up' from, is now a machine that someone will 'trade-up' to!
ES243*** indicates an original production commission date of January 10, 1961, and is given a Grade 8-. Be sure to click on any image far above to view the close-up details of this Singer Featherweight machine. The machine is in beautiful condition with the only flaws being a small amount of wear on the front edge and some minor pin scratches.
Included with Machine:
Original Case (lovely condition)
Basic Attachments in Original Box:
(Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder, Edge Stitcher,
Original Instruction Manual
- Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of a quality stitch
- Motor Lubricant
- Red Felt
Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- A Small Spool of Aurifil Thread
- 5 Pack of Schemtz Microtex Needles
- Case Tote Bag
- Maintenance Log Book
- Thread Post
- Oil Bottle
Are you a Quilter? Additional Quilting Attachments can be purchased here, 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.
The machine has been serviced and calibrated for quilter’s cotton, 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.
You will notice that this machine is fitted with a striated faceplate and the original case includes the tray for holding the box of attachments, 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.