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Aren't these little Tan / Beige Featherweight 221 machines so dainty and pretty?! Serviced and cleaned inside and out - this 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.
JE 156*** indicates a machine from the early 1960's. Some of the dating for the Tan Featherweights has become obscure due to incomplete records. You can view some of the records here. This particular one was made in Canada at the St. John's factory. Singer was trying to take one of their best-selling sewing machine models (the 221 Featherweight) and give it a modern, more updated color and style. You will notice the color, obviously, but the light housing and faceplate have a more aero-dynamic sleek design (not that this machine was designed for flight, of course). Some have confused this color with the White Featherweights, but the Tan Featherweight is it's own distinctive color and is basically the same machine as the black - long bed extension and the internal gearing system are the same. The badge is a Red S and the case is two-tone tan, even the foot controller has a tan color.
Be sure to click on any image above to view the machine for closer detail. Machine is in great condition and receives a grade 8-. There are just a few scuffs and paint nicks.
Included with Machine:
- Original Case (Fabulous condition)
- Original Tan Foot Controller and Cord
- Basic Attachments (Original to a Tan Featherweight 221J): Ruffler, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Seam Guide, Binder
Original Tan Featherweight Instruction Manual
- Oil Bottle with Oil
- Motor and Gear Lubricant
- Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Large & Small Screwdrivers
Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of a quality stitch
- Small Spool of Aurifil Thread
- Microtex Needles
- Thread Post
- Maintenance Logbook
- Case Tote Bag
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.
For more information on purchasing a Featherweight during our Featherweight Faire, click here.