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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. This machine is fitted with an original 110-volt motor that has been rewound to work at optimum speed and torque, so you can plug it in and begin sewing with effortless power. 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.
ES172*** indicates an original production commission date of November, 3rd 1960 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 some small pin scratches near the needle plate.
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
Spool Pin Spring & Red Felt
Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Oil Bottle
- 5 Pack of Microtex Needles
- Spool of Aurifil Thread
- Thread Post
- Maintenance Log Book
- Case Tote Bag
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.
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.
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.