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This Singer Featherweight 222K with its original cardboard box is a stunning and extremely rare piece of Featherweight history, and it is hard to fathom that it has survived so well for 60 years. The manual, motor markings, and box stamps would suggest that this Featherweight was one sold in France. Click here to read more about Featherweights in France.
Paired with its original box, this machine makes a wonderful and distinguished addition to any collection!
Completely serviced, cleaned, polished, electrically inspected, timed, tuned and sampled - rest assured, this Featherweight 222 will be ready to sew right out of the case. This machine is fitted its very powerful original 110-volt motor, so you can plug it in and begin sewing. You will not have to worry about needing an electrical converter. We give this machine a Grade 8. EK6285** indicates an original production commission date of August 16th, 1955.
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 and all Featherweight questions, long after the sale.
Please take note of the Feed Dog Lowering Lever indicated by SEW & DARN. This enables free-motion embroidery & darning. You can go from ‘SEW’ing to ‘DARN’ing just by pulling on the lever and then lowering it down to the Darn position. This will lower your feed dogs (teeth-like mechanism) enabling Free-Motion work.
Bed extension removed reveals the tiniest little free-arm - perfect for tight seams and hard-to-reach places. (For example, on her personal 222, April was able to repair a little loop on her daughter’s mary jane leather shoe - all because the little free-arm enabled her to stitch inside and at the right angle.)
All machines go through an electrical safety inspection - of vital importance when making the conversion upgrade, and most importantly, to have the assurance that your sewing machine is safe to "today's" electrical standards. All you have to do is plug it in and begin sewing!
The Featherweight 222 / 222K’s that we sell are always USA and CANADA (North American) electrically compatible! That is, they run on 110 voltage/current. You will not need to purchase a separate voltage converter
Included with Machine:
- Original Case
- Basic Attachments: Ruffler, Edge Stitcher, Narrow Hemmer, Adjustable Hemmer, Shirrer, Binder,
- Original 222K Embroidery Foot #171071
- Original 222K Instruction Manual
- Original Embroidery Hoop
- Spool Pin Spring & Red Felt
- Large and Small Screwdrivers
Items below are also included (but not shown in photos)
- Oil Bottle with Oil
- Motor Lubricant
- Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Small Spool of Presencia Thread
- Five Pack of Schmetz Microtex Needles
- 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.
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.
Free Shipping in the USA through UPS Ground. Your machine will be thoroughly and carefully packed ~ guaranteed to arrive to you safe and sound.