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    Posted 10 years ago

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    We began this collection of Singer Featherweights - "Blackside Editions" with the hope of gifting each, to one of our "5" daughters. That collection is now complete! "3" are of the earlier "July 1st, 1941" production run and "2" are from the post WW II period "Sept. 19th, 1945" run. We are now in the process "accessoring" each, with "Blackside" attachments, bobbins, etc.... We find this unique variation of the Featherweight, just Charming.... (Thanks to "Darla Trenner" for the expert guidance!)

    ps. A few of our other 221's are pictured "inside" the cabinet - more on those, later....
    Pam & J.C.

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 10 years ago
      One of the finest collections I have ever seen.
    2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 10 years ago
      Outstanding. Looking forward to seeing more of your collection.
    3. Pam-and-J.C.Elliott Pam-and-J.C.Elliott, 10 years ago
      Thank you so much for the kind comments. We appreciate it.
      Truth be told, of the Featherweights we do have, one, the first my wife purchased in the late '80's, a Pre-War II 1936 model, is her most prized, most worn, has pieced the most quilts, & is her absolute favorite!
    4. P. Lappin, 10 years ago
      I have a pre-WW II Singer 221K I'd like to know where to go to get its worth. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated. It is in great shape!

    5. J.C. Elliott, 10 years ago
      P. Lappin,
      There are many - many variations , even in the Pre-War II Singer Featherweights. Their value is determined by rarity, desirability, completeness, & condition.
      Can you tell us more about yours?
    6. toolate2 toolate2, 10 years ago
      Such cool machines! Are you guys still using these?
    7. J.C. Elliott, 10 years ago
      Certainly! They're all in fine running condition...My wife Pam uses a '37 221-1 at home for piecing quilt tops and a '35 at the quilt store. She prfers the "Pre-War" machines.
      Thanks for the comment!
    8. P. Lappin, 10 years ago
      Thanks for responding. First I'd like to correct my initial statement that this machine is a pre-WWII machine. I don't know. I bought it in 1951 in Baytown, Texas - new. I really don't see much about the machine to further describe it. There is quite a lot of information on the Motor in the way of Serial numbers, etc., but not much on the machine itself, other than the identifying Singer logo, .etc. In one place it does say St. Johns P.O., and another Made in Canada. What kind of more information would help to identify it?
    9. J.C. Elliott, 10 years ago
      The serial # will tell us much. It is located on the bottom of the machine starting with "2" Letters e.g., AG 92xxx. Other features might be a descitption of what is on the "badge", does the case have a tray, are the bed decals in good condition?, etc...
    10. P. Lappin, 10 years ago
      "continued" from recent comment. Maybe the motor info would be helpful in identifying this machine of mine. Cat CAJ6-8; 110-120 volts; 0.4 amp; 24-75 cyc & DC; SSAU61-11-8. I no longer have the Instruction Book, but do have the Button Hole attachment instruction book and the attachment.
      It is a little beauty of a machine. I've used it very little. I worked all my life and my job was all consuming - so I had very little "spare time", but I held onto the machine for "someday". Now that "someday" is here and I bought one of the newer - do everything machines. I'm not ready to give this machine up, but am interested in its value. I recently took the machine in to be cleaned, oiled, etc., just a routine check-up and had a tough time getting it back. It was declared "lost" - but I perservered, and did finally get the machine returned - and that was the second time I had this occur - in different shops. Just got me to wondering.
    11. cis2you cis2you, 10 years ago
      go to the Singer website. They have a history of serial numbers matching where the machines were built and when.
      To my way of thinking, Featherweights are the greatest. I have two and I am not a quilter!!
    12. P. Lappin, 10 years ago
      On the bottom of my Singer Featherweight there are the following numbers:




      457728 23

    13. Breadmaker, 10 years ago
      Replying to P.Lappin, you seem to have too many numbers in the serial number so eliminating one of the 7's,in ES6577253 and using ES657253, I have the following:
      ES- 648144 658143 221K 10000 May 15 1961
      On the Singer site all ES models seem to have been made 1960 and later.
    14. braprut, 10 years ago
      Priceless. I'm in search for the blackside face plate too. You are lucky to have 5 of them.
    15. Pam-and-J.C.Elliott Pam-and-J.C.Elliott, 10 years ago
      Thanks for your comments,
      We've been fortunate in acquiring the pieces to our group...there are many more "Rare" "Scarce", & "one-of-a-kinds" out there!
    16. Pam-and-J.C.Elliott Pam-and-J.C.Elliott, 9 years ago
      The "5" Blacksides" have now found their new homes with our daughters. The girls arrived from around the country to celebrate their Mother's Birthday and Mom's Day, assembled "Burrito Pillowcases", ate much, had a "Sleepover" and a movie, and left with their machines, hopefully to pass on to another generation!

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