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We are very excited to add this unique and lovely Featherweight 221 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.
AF385*** indicates an original production commission date of December 5th, 1939, and is given a Grade 7. Be sure to click on any image to view the beauty of this Singer Featherweight machine. The machine is in good condition with some clearcoat wear and minor crazing.
What makes this Featherweight special?
Right from the start you probably noticed the distinctive characteristic of this 221. It has the Singer decal on top of the arm instead of on the light housing. The placement of this decal was seen on a select few Featherweights mainly in 1939. Our best guess here in the shop is that the Singer employee who installed the decals on the sewing machines was stuck all day doing decals on the Singer 66, 201, and 15 machines...here comes the Featherweight...whoops!!! The decal got put in the wrong spot. Both of these characteristics are quite unique, and set this Featherweight apart from many others.
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
- Thread Post
- Featherweight Maintenance Log Book
- Case Tote Bag
- Oil Bottle
- Motor Lubricant
- Spool Pin Spring & Red Felt
- Five (5) Extra Bobbins
- Large & Small Screwdrivers
- Stitch Sample from your machine assuring you of a quality stitch
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 scrolled faceplate and the original case includes the tray for holding the box of attachments, manual, 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.