RARE White Singer 221 Featherweight Sewing Machine 1959

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 06, 2011
  • Channel: Auction House

RARE White Singer 221 Featherweight Sewing Machine 1959

White Singer 221 Featherweight Sewing Machine serial number LV980357 which as best I could tell from the Singer Serial Number website dates it to 1959. It comes with the original power foot pedal, the original model 221 manual and green carrying case. We did not sew with it but it appears to be in fine working order as tested. Very good solid complete machine - check my photos. It had been stored in a closet of a neighbor's estate for many years - just needs normal cleaning and oiling guaranteed. There are a few accessories in the bottom of the case and the case still has the original divider board. The machine has no damage or repairs, the carrying case has some normal wear and the top handle is fine and firmly attached. Any color featherweight other than black is much harder to find. We are offering this machine at NO RESERVE and the auction starts at just 95 cents.

A brief history of the Singer Featherweight

Although the Featherweight clearly owes much to the earlier Standard Sewhandy portable, it is probably not true to say that the Singer company bought out Standard just to get its hands on the Sewhandy design.

In fact, when Standard went to the wall, the Osaan company picked up the pieces before selling on to Singer .

It would be
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