MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Chat Forum
 Stitching & Crafting Room
 Lookie what I found - "welcome home" to 221-1 #3
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Stitching & Crafting Room: Previous Topic Lookie what I found - "welcome home" to 221-1 #3 Next Topic  

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Oct 07 2022 :  7:31:20 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
While on vacation we stopped in at an antique mall in Indiana, near the border of Ohio. My husband said - how much are featherweights usually? I told him they can range anywhere from $200-$1,000 depending. I already have 2 that I purchased off eBay for $210-250. After looking at a few other things, we went over to look at the machine. It was in great shape cosmetically, however turning the wheel forward the needle would not move. The price on the tag was $350, and I went up to the front to see if the man at the counter would call the booth owner so I could speak with her. He gave me her number and I went back to the machine and my husband. While I was gone he had been working with the wheel, and when I got back, he had loosened it up and the needle was rising and falling as it should, though there was still one spot that had a slight hesitation. I called the owner and told her what we had found and asked if she would take less for the machine. She said she would take $300. I told her that due to the hesitation in the wheel I would take it to have it serviced as soon as I got home and my shop charges around $129 to do that. She said she would take $250, and I said I would take it.

BTW: For those of you who know Singer featherweight machines, in looking it over at the shop, I noticed that the emblem was different than my other machines; this machine had a blue ring around the emblem and is a Centennial machine. The wording in the blue says "A Century of Sewing Service *** 1851 * 1951 ***"; in the gold center of the emblem is "The Singer Manfg. Co. and the shuttle and 2 needles Trademark". It is a special featherweight issue, celebrating 100 years of singer machines, and only a limited number of them were produced. When we got home I looked up the serial number and the chart says it was commissioned October 31, 1951. I think I got a great deal!




It will go to get a physical next week. Also included was the case (in very good condition), foot pedal and cords, original book, and some attachments, including 2 keys for the case. This case is different than my other 2 with the pedal holder on the inside top. I googled featherweight cases and there are many versions and I have 3 of them. Lol. Things changed over the years included the handles, latches, and interior lift-out shelves and oil can holders for a few. Very interesting.

At another antique shop in Ohio I found this Greist Decorative Zigzagger with 4 discs (and another disc already in the unit). I asked how much this was and she said $5.00. I'm not sure what machine this will fit, but it WILL fit one or more of my treadles or my 128s or my 301 or my 401 or my featherweights. I know it will find a home.



Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

Edited by - quiltee on Oct 08 2022 08:06:01 AM

Wanda Sue
True Blue Farmgirl

841 Posts

Wanda
Monroe NC
USA
841 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  03:36:18 AM  Show Profile
WOW, what an amazing find Linda, and the Centinnial model at that!

A day hemmed in prayer is less likely to unravel.

Farm Girl #3677
FGOTM August 2022
Go to Top of Page

windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  03:41:25 AM  Show Profile
congratulations on a great find at a great price. Enjoy

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

Go to Top of Page

atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

835 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
835 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  08:05:01 AM  Show Profile
Wow! lucky girl. Great find

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
Go to Top of Page

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  12:04:28 PM  Show Profile
Congratulations on your new baby! The zig-zagger will fit any low shank sewing machine; pretty much all your Singers going back to 1885 or so. Also Necchi and most other brands but not White and a few others.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
Go to Top of Page

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  1:13:39 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Thanks, Judith. That's kinda what I thought. And I sure have eoungh old machines - mostly singer.
I also knew that five dollars was a good buy. They sell for around $20 and up on eBay. Can't wait to try it out on one of my machines.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
Go to Top of Page

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  6:40:13 PM  Show Profile
Linda, I have your machine's long lost sibling..
It was in the Dec 1950 production line.. with the Centennial plate on it...

I'll have to go take photos and post your machine's sibling!
lol!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
Go to Top of Page

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  6:54:54 PM  Show Profile
the left one is 1950 Centennial and the one on the right is a 1952

[IMG]http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Snitz/Images/2022/10/BD00BE71-E531-4B3D-9133-DD95619A4537.jpg?v=38959560
Back side.. the Singer emblem are different.


The centennial plate on the 1950.



>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
Go to Top of Page

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  6:56:39 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I'll have to take a photo of my trio.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
Go to Top of Page

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - Oct 08 2022 :  7:01:35 PM  Show Profile
Uugh! Posting from my cell phone is a royal pain!!

This is the backside of the machine..

BTW, excuse the messy room, I am in the midst of working on 3 projects!!!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
Go to Top of Page

MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5691 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5691 Posts

Posted - Oct 10 2022 :  2:15:01 PM  Show Profile
Great find Linda. And even better that your hubby was able to fix it up a bit. Hopefully your shop can get the hesitation fixed soon.

Krista
Go to Top of Page

Cissik
True Blue Farmgirl

526 Posts

Sylvia
Kent WA
USA
526 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2022 :  6:57:45 PM  Show Profile
Wow! You got a great machine at such a wonderful price. I've owned over 30 Featherweights. Now I own the most beat-up one and it sews beautifully. I often wonder what stories she could tell me. Named after my Nana, Marie.Enjoy your baby.


Sylvia
Kent, WA
Farm Girl #5389
Go to Top of Page

quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Oct 12 2022 :  6:59:25 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Thank you, Cissik.


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
Go to Top of Page
  Stitching & Crafting Room: Previous Topic Lookie what I found - "welcome home" to 221-1 #3 Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page