Dating your singer featherweight
He had a government contract model made during WW2. These were used, according to him, by our armed services.He lost the case but said it was the same case as the commercial model without the leather covering.
Larry Oliver, a Featherweight collector on Compuserve, wrote to me: "I have seen a tan machine and a mint green machine (definitely NOT white). The rarest variant I have seen belonged to an old fellow who owned a Singer store in a small town for 50 years.It applies braid to the top side of the fabric and is used with braiding designs when you do not want the stitching to show. Singer Blind Stitch Braider/Braiding Attachment NO. SIZE: 5/32 It applies braid to the top side of the fabric and is used with braiding designs when you do not want the stitching to show.Soutache braid is a favorite frequently used with this braider. Soutache braid is a favorite frequently used with this braider.Even the oldest machines, if they've been cared for, still sew wonderfully.The Featherweight came in a standard black model made in the U. Those made before World War II (and apparently a few after the war) had an attractive "Egyptian Scrollwork" pattern on the faceplate, while most of those made after the war had a simple, striated pattern of vertical stripes.Your credit card will be billed if item is still available.
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They were further decorated with gold decals and the Singer name, but nowhere do they say "Featherweight" on them.
In Great Britain a white Featherweight was sold, which was made in Scotland.
SLEEK AND shiny with a simple, elegant, and compact design, the Singer 221 - nicknamed "Featherweight" - is the semi-precious jewel of the world.
For those who collect toy machines, it's too big, weighing in at 11 lbs 1 oz. For those who collect antiques, it's too new, having been manufactured in the United States between 19 (with the white-colored 221K version made in Britain from 1963-68).
To date your machine look on the bottom to find the serial number.