The machine operates exceptionally smoothly. Is this a pre-production machine? A nice-condition White Featherweight case can be difficult to find because they were not made as well as the original black Featherweight cases. Passing through our workshops, it became obvious that the previous owner treated this machine with the utmost care. The brilliant luster of the finish is magnificent. If the interior belt ever needed to be replaced, however, it would have to be done at the factory. Finally, every detail of this Featherweight is a Singer original machine, case, manual and accessories.
Latches and lining in great shape. Scroll face plate, chrome trim, unblemished decals, original case, blackside attachments and motor are all sensational. Do not get any oil or grease on the internal black belt on a white Featherweight. Over the years I have collected many of these great machines. At least I will have more time to write some more articles for the Question of the week section of the website. And yes, I will be bringing a few machines with me to tinker with! Electrical Cord and Foot Controller are hard-wired into the machine whereas on the black and tan Featherweights the cord is plugged into the machine as a separate unit.
PayPal Accepted: Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal. Singer experimented with a few fanciful designs in early 1941, but this is the only machine we have seen with this variation. This sale Includes: 1 — Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine in excellent condition. We have a very special machine with an American Flag on it. Singer Featherweights for Sale Nova personally services all the machines she sells.
Every detail of this machine is original. The Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine brings back so many wonderful memories. The black and tan Featherweights shown below have a drive-shaft with gears at the top and bottom. They are taken apart, stripped, re-painted with 2-3 coats of premium car paint, cured, new decals, clear coated, re-assembled and serviced. Relatively few white machines were made adding to their desirability and collectibility today. I will never give up my Featherweights, but I will not be doing any restoration work until things are settled.
Why should you buy a machine from Nova? If you have any questions we would love to tell you more about these wonderful little machines. She personally services and sews on all the machines she sells. The Featherweight, and it is exactly what the name implies. Produced from the mid to late 1960's in Kilbowie Scotland, this machine was something fresh and new to the Singer Featherweight market. Cases varied greatly from the original black case for black Featherweights to the newer two-tone colored cases. These exceptional Singer 221 Featherweights have each been painstakingly restored to original condition.
I took it to college as a young woman, and as a new mom years later, I made my little girls clothes. The exceptionally smooth and light sewing touch of this particular machine are uncommon even for a Featherweight. I have been way behind on those as customer restorations have kept me really busy. Each machine has been completely disassembled, cleaned, polished, inspected and where necessary, parts replaced with genuine Singer manufacture, then hand fitted, reassembled and adjusted to factory specification. I understand customer service and work very hard to ensure that all buyers are satisfied, before, during and after the sale.
It came in a turquoise and white case. It is my desire to have nothing but satisfied buyers. The Lime Squeeze is a favorite, as well as the Turquoise, and the all time favorite, Red. Bed Cushions on the bottom of the White machines were smaller than the ones issued on all black and tan Featherweights. A green and ivory Featherweight case had two types of outer coverings.
Thankfully my daughter lives less than a mile away from our place in El Paso, so my wife will stay with her during this contract period. So, whether you hear of a pale or celery green, pale turquoise or white Featherweight, they are all in reference to this same model machine. They are vintage machines, made between 1933 and 1968. Underneath the White Featherweight, you can see where the belt continues down and connects to the rotating hook shaft. This particular case deserves some special mention.