Oct 10
2014

The Freearm 222K Arguably Singer’s Greatest Accomplishment

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Place of Manufacture: Singer’s Kilbowie Facility, Clydebank, Scotland

Badge Issue Date: 3/3/1956 (see machine dating table)

Rating: 45/50 (American Scale) 8+/10 (Condition)

Having introduced the Freearm Featherweight in 1953, Singer was at peak production of these machines by March of 1956 when this machine was made.  Even at that, only 10,000 serial numbers were reserved for this production run.  Cheaply made inexpensive foreign competition deeply affected Singer in the late 1950′s. By 1961 the Featherweight 222K Freearm, arguably Singer’s greatest accomplishment, was removed from production.

This particular Singer Freearm 222K is uncommonly smooth.  It is equipped with the original case, manual and attachments.  The extension bed has a few scratches, indicative of light, regular use.  Considering this is a 55 year old machine, it would be fair to call her “perfect.”  But make no mistake, this is no antique.  This is a sewing machine completely prepared for many more years of service.

Case hinges and latches are in excellent working order.  The machine has been exceptionally well cared for and runs very smoothly. Machine is equipped with a 110 volt motor. Foot pedal and power cord are in good working order. Removable bed slides easily on and off.  The original manual is a bit tattered, as usual for 222 manuals,  but usable.

Original Attachments include:

Original Red Case Attachment Tray

Original Singer Featherweight 222K Manual 

Embroidery Attachment

Ruffler

Gatherer

Narrow Hemmer

Edge Stitcher

Adjustable Hemmer

Original Large Singer Screwdriver

Tension Screw Driver

Multi-Slotted Binder

Adjustable Zipper Foot

3 Original Singer Bobbins

All attachments are rust free and in excellent cosmetic and working condition.

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Sep 30
2014

Freearm Singer 222K Featherweight, The Quilter’s Standard

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Singer 222K Featherweight Freearm EP 541922

Place of Manufacture: Singer’s Kilbowie Facility, Clydebank, Scotland

Badge Issue Date: 9/22/1959 (see machine dating table)

Rating: 47/50 (American Scale)

Singer introduced the Freearm 222K in July, 1953. This model set a new standard that may never be matched again. This particular machine is equipped with the original case, manual and attachments.  Hinges and latches are in excellent working order. Solid case,  lining intact.

This little lovely was produced in the last production run of Singer Featherweights with the striking Black-Banded badge.  This elegant badge was introduced following the Singer centennial year in 1951 and persisted throughout the decade.  This last production run of Black-Banded badges contains at most 2500 units, many of these being the newly introduced Red S badge.

Timing set, tension adjusted, and sew tested. It has been exceptionally well cared for. This machine runs very smoothly. Stitches are neat and tight.

Machine is equipped with a 110 volt motor. Foot pedal and power cord are in good working order. Removable bed slides easily on and off.

This machine has acquired small blemishes through time, but it scarcely has a scratch.

Original Attachments include:

Singer Attachment Box 

Original Singer Featherweight 222K Manual,Tattered but Intact

Embroidery Attachment

Ruffler

Gatherer

Narrow Hemmer

Edge Stitcher

Adjustable Hemmer

Original Large Singer Screwdriver

Tension Screw Driver

Multi-Slotted Binder

3 Original Singer Bobbins

All attachments are rust free and in excellent cosmetic and working condition.

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Sep 29
2014

Red S 222K Singer Featherweight. Simply, the Most Elegant Machine Ever Built.

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Singer 222K Featherweight Freearm ER 318011

Distinctive Feature: Rare Red S Badge.  September of 1959 marked the beginning of the distinctive Red S Badge. This particular machine was part of Singer’s fourth production run with the Red S Badge.  At most, 2498 other machines were included in this fourth offering with the Red S Badge. (see machine dating table)

Badge Issue Date: 5/30/60

Rating: 48/50 (American Scale) (Note:  This is the highest rating we have ever given a 222K.)

This fabulous Singer Freearm 222K is equipped with the original case, manual and attachments. Machine is brilliant black, with a crisp Red S Singer badge.

The original case has the original red side tray.  Hinges and latches are in excellent working order.

This Red S 222K has a strong and quiet running 110 volt Singer motor, and is exceptionally smooth. It takes off to a very gentle touch and runs effortlessly. Feed dogs slide easily out of the way for embroidery work; the removable bed slides easily on and off. Foot pedal and power cord are in good working order.Tension knob, darning lever, stitch regulator, bobbin winder, light switch and light housing are all in excellent condition.

Gold scroll is bright and intact. Gold scroll around the belt housing is brilliant.Notice that the accessories include the embroidery foot, which gives this machine a complete standard set of original attachments for Featherweights with a badge issue date of 5/30/60. This was in the fourth production run for Red S 222K’s, and only 4 production runs of Singer Featherweights followed this one. Singer does not disclose how many machines were actually produced in any production run, but no more than 2499 serial numbers were set aside for that run.

Through use, this machine has acquired occasional light scratches. None of these scratches penetrate the crisp brilliant black enamel finish.

Original Attachments include:

Original Red Case Attachment Tray

Embroidery Attachment

Ruffler

Gatherer

Narrow Hemmer

Edge Stitcher

Adjustable Hemmer

Original Large Singer Screwdriver

Tension Screw Driver

Multi-Slotted Binder

3 Original Singer Bobbins

Original Singer Oil Can (Emptied, but included for authenticity.)

This Machine is equipped with the original 222K manual, a little tattered, but complete.

All attachments are rust free and in excellent cosmetic and working condition.


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Aug 1
2014

Featherweight 221 Victorian Classic


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Singer 221 Featherweight AF 865238

Model: Class 221

Badge Issue Date: 04/01/1941 (see dating table)

Rating: 46/50 (American Scale)

Equipped with original 110-volt U.S. motor.

Description:

Just three months after rolling out this machine, The Singer Manufacturing Company and many other American manufacturers would retool their factories for wartime needs.  Singer would not issue another Featherweight badge for four full years, until after WWII. Many of the endearing features of this machine would be left behind when Featherweight manufacturing began again in 1945 The brilliant luster of the finish is magnificent.Scroll face plate, chrome trim, unblemished decals, original case, attachments and motor are all sensational. This pristine AF appears to have been used for delicate work by her original owner.  There is some light, circular scuffing of the finish on a couple of places on the extension bed and  a deeper scuff on the very top of the arm.Therefore, we  deduct 3 points from the 20 maximum points for cosmetic value.

Singer Featherweights of this era had several notable features. The AF 48 has the scroll face plate, a numbered tension knob, a full length case tray, leather handled case  and  chrome trim.  Within 3 months  many of the features that set this machine apart would disappear forever from the Featherweight. Every detail of this machine is original.

This particular case deserves some special mention.AF case handles are notorious for showing wear.Although AF handles are of a sturdy mechanical design, they tend to fray at the edges, thus they are often wrapped with black electrical tape.This case and handle, while admittedly not in “as new” condition, are in very good condition.

By the way, this machine was made to be used and it is in perfect running order.

Package includes:

1.) Original owner’s manual

2.) Hinged Presser Foot (fitted to machine)

3.) Ruffler

4.) Hemming Foot

5.) Edge Stitcher

6.) Binder

7.) Gatherer

8.) Adjustable Hemmer

9.) Singer Screwdriver

10.) Singer Accessory Box

11.) Three Singer Bobbins

13.) Full Length Singer Case Accessory Tray

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Jul 10
2014

Singer Featherweight 221 Centennial

Singer Featherweight 221 Centennial with Original Case, Manual & Attachments-All Vintage

Singer 221 Featherweight Centennial

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S/N: AK 618452

Model: Class 221

Badge Issue Date: 10/31/51 (see dating table)

Rating: 43/50 (American Scale)

Equipped with original 110-volt U.S. motor.

The AK 61′s marked the last of Singer’s Centennial Edition. The gold decorative scroll work on this Centennial is outstanding. The case is in excellent repair. Original attachments and manual are all very nice. This Centennial is an exceptionally smooth running machine and takes off to a very gentle touch.

Included is a complete set of original attachments, original owner’s manual, a solid original case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Original Attachments with many extras include:

1.) Foot Hemmer

2.) Adjustable Hemmer

3.) Multiple Slotted Binder

4.) Edge-Stitcher

5.) Shirrer

6.) Ruffler

7.) Original Singer Oil Can

8.) Original Singer Featherweight 221-1 Manual

9,) Singer Tension Screwdriver

10.) Original Featherweight Bobbin Case

11.) 3 Singer Featherweight Bobbins

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May 21
2014

American Original Singer Featherweight 221 Complete


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S/N: AL 161119

Model: Class 221

Badge Issue Date: 12/12/52  (see dating table)

Rating: 8-/10 (Condition Chart)

Equipped with original 110-volt U.S. motor.

We really should add a rating category for the sewing smoothness of a machine.  This little jewell would rate with the best of them.  It operates to a feather-light touch and sews a very nice stitch.

Cosmetically, taken as a whole this is a beautifully kept sewing machine.  But make no mistake, it has been well used.  The sewing surface is a little scuffed in a couple of places, but none of the scratches penetrate the brilliant black enamel.  The gold decorative scroll work on this machine is intact with two rub marks.  All chrome is brilliant. Original case includes the side tray.  This machine features a striated face plate and black balance wheel.  This 221 Featherweight runs very well and has been fully serviced to provide many more years of service.

Included is a complete set of original attachments, original owner’s manual, original foot pedal and case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

Original Attachments with many extras include:

1.) Foot Hemmer

2.) Adjustable Hemmer

3.) Multiple Slotted Binder

4.) Edge-Stitcher

5.) Shirrer

6.) Ruffler

7.) Original Singer Featherweight 221 Manual

8.) Singer Tension Screwdriver

9.) Original Featherweight Bobbin Case

10.) 3 Singer Featherweight Bobbins


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May 19
2014

All American Singer Featherweight 221




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Singer 221 Featherweight AJ 805357

Badge Issue Date: 8/22/1950 (see dating table)

Rating:   8+/10  (Condition)

Equipped with original 110-volt U.S. motor.

This lovely 221 Featherweight is one of the last to feature an original style badge, which Singer modified in 1951.  Chrome is bright and in excellent condition.  Gold-leaf trim is bright and intact.  Paint is especially bright black, particularly across the top arm, but like many other machines of this vintage shows some scarring.

A few pin scratches, particularly on the extension bed, although none penetrate the enameled surface.

 Mechanically, the machine is a gem.  Operates to light touch and sews a beautifully even stitch.

Included is a full set of original attachments.  Manual, foot pedal and case with side tray are in excellent condition, all original.  One indicator of  the delicate care of the previous owner is the well preserved machine case.


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 Original Attachments include:

1.) Foot Hemmer

2.) Adjustable Hemmer

3.) Multiple Slotted Binder

4.) Edge-Stitcher

5.) Shirrer

6.) Ruffler

7.) Original Singer Featherweight 221 Manual

8,) Singer Tension Screwdriver

9.) Original Featherweight Bobbin Case

10.) 3 Singer Featherweight Bobbins

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Jul 12
2011

The Singer Featherweight 221 That Purrs


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Singer 221 Featherweight AJ 119297

Badge Issue Date: 3-15-49 (see dating table)

Rating: 35/50 (American Scale)

Equipped with original 110-volt U.S. motor.

Occasionally we come across a particular machine that has real pitzfaa.This is one such machine.  It came into our shop tagged for the wrecking ball, but we happened to notice something unusual. It actually purrs.It operates to such a light touch you can purr back at it rather than push on the foot pedal, or so it seems.

Effortlessly it sews a perfect stitch. Chrome is in excellent condition.The original decorative, gold-leaf trim on the back of the base is intact. Otherwise, this little kitten is cosmetically challenged.  Due to use, the trim on the front of the base is well-worn and the base enamel paint is a bit irregular.  But rarely have we worked on a machine that operates as smoothly as this one, and we just couldn’t bring ourselves to  part it out.

This machine comes with a full set of original attachments, original owner’s manual and the original leather-handled case.  The after-market red belt seems to help the machine purr along, so we left it in place.  This was one of the last Featherweights Singer produced with the handy case lift out tray, which is included.

If you love the feel of a machine that has been working for generations and will keep working for you and your family, this is the machine for you. This machine gives you the beautiful straight stitches you can only get from a  sewing machine of another era.

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Jul 16
2010

Singer 160719 Featherweight Darning & Embroidery Attachment Set

Vintage Singer 221 Darning & Embroidery Attachment Set #160719.  This set consists of a feed plate as well as a unique darning and embroidery foot .   Original instructions with original box and attachment screw included.   

Original Instructions illustrate the tracing stitch, the granite stitch, the darning stitch, the satin stitch, the bar lace stitch, the filet lace stitch, the mesh lace stitch, and the web lace stitch.





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Jul 17
2009

Singer 121094 Featherweight Embroidery Foot






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Vintage Singer Darning/Embroidery Foot 121094 for use on all lock stitch Singer Sewing Machines. This foot can be used on Singer models 15, 66, 99, 185, 201, 221 and 222K.

This particular foot is in excellent condition. It is easy to use and fun to own. To use this foot with a Singer Featherweight 221, you will need a feed dog cover plate. It works well with the delightful embroidery techniques in Dorothy Benson’s “Machine Embroidery” book. (listed separately)

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Jul 12
2009

Singer Featherweight 221 Blackside Feed Dog Cover Plate 121309






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Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 Feed Cover Plate Simanco 121309 complete with screw and original display card. Simple to use, just place over feed dog and screw in place.

This feed dog cover also fits Singer Machine Models 66, 99,15-88,15-91 and 301.

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Jul 10
2009

Singer 121094 Featherweight 221 Blackside Embroidery Foot

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Vintage Singer Darning/Embroidery Foot 121094 for use on all lock stitch Singer Sewing Machines. This foot can be used on Singer models 15, 66, 99, 185, 201, 221 and 222K.

This Singer blackside attachment  is rare and in excellent condition.  It is easy to use and fun to own. To use this foot with a Singer Featherweight 221, you will need a feed dog cover plate. It works well with the delightful embroidery techniques in Dorothy Benson’s “Machine Embroidery” book. (listed separately)

Instructions included.

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Jul 25
2008

Singer 121387 Featherweight Hemstitcher and Picot Edger 121387 Photos





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Jul 25
2008

Singer 121387 Featherweight Hemstitcher and Picot Edger

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Vintage Singer Hemstitcher and Picot Edger 121387 fits Class 221 machines,L Shaped Screwdriver 121893, Correct Hemstitcher Screw, Special Throat Plate 121392 for Class 221 machines, Original Tarlatan Backing, Original Singer Hemstitcher and Picot Edger Instruction Booklet, and Hemstitcher Picot Edger Box with Original Brown Packing Paper for Lockstitch Family Sewing Machines

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Jul 24
2008

Singer 160741 Featherweight Penguin Walking Presser Foot Photos


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Jul 24
2008

Singer Blackside Hemstitcher & Picot Edger Photos






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Jul 24
2008

Vintage Black-Side Singer Hemstitcher and Picot Edger

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Vintage Black-Side Singer Hemstitcher and Picot Edger 121387 fits Class 221 machines,L Shaped Screwdriver 121893, Correct Hemstitcher Black-Side Screw, Special Throat Plate 121392 for Class 221 machines, Original Tarlatan Backing, Original Singer Hemstitcher and Picot Edger Instruction Booklet, and Hemstitcher Picot Edger Box with Original Brown Packing Paper for Lockstitch Family Sewing Machines.The easy to use original instructions are in keeping with Singer clarity and concise wording.Note: If you wish to purchase more than one item, simply enter your personal data for the first item and click on “buy now” for each additional item. Inventory is updated daily. Items are available on a first come, first-served basis. Your credit card will be billed if item is still available. You will be notified when item is shipped, usually within 5 business days.

Jul 20
2008

Photo Gallery “Machine Embroidery” Book





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Jul 18
2008

Singer 121309 Featherweight Feed Dog Cover Plate Simanco






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Vintage Singer Featherweight 221 Feed Cover Plate Simanco 121309 complete with screw. Simple to use, just place over feed dog and screw in place.

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Jul 18
2008

Singer 108002 Featherweight Feed Cover Plate






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Singer Featherweight 221 Feed Cover Plate – Simanco #108002. Embroidery and darning work are fun and easy with this feed cover plate! Slips on easily and lets work lie flat. Also available is the Machine Embroidery book (click for details)  by Dorothy Benson.  This vintage book introduces many artistic and pleasing possibilities for you and your new feed cover plate.

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Jul 18
2008

Singer 171074 Featherweight 222 Embroidery Hoop 171074





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Singer Featherweight  Darning and Embroidery Hoop #171074 for a Singer 222K.  

Singer introduced this hoop to be used with the freearm 222K.  These hoops were not supplied with the machine, but were purchased separately.  Using the hoop, monograming can be done.  Used with the spring darning and embroidery attachment 171071  creativity        and practicality abound.

In addition, you may find the Machine Embroidery Book by Dorothy Benson to be very useful and exciting.

Singer made feed dog covers for 221 Featherweights. Authentic Simanco Feed Plates 108002 and 121309 can be difficult to find, but either one will allow you to embroider with a 221 using a conventional embroidery hoop. 

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Oct 11
2007

Singer Featherweight 221 Premiere

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Red S Featherweight 221K ES 242021

Model:Class 221K

Distinctive Feature: Rare Big Red S

Badge Issue Date: 01/10/61 (see dating table)  (Singer made no more 221 Featherweights after 1961.)

Rating: 47/50 (American Scale)    9/10 (Condition Chart)

Equipped with original 110-volt Canadian motor.

The exceptionally smooth and light sewing touch of this particular machine are uncommon even for a Featherweight.

These qualities set this machine apart:

1.) The condition of the machine is superb. Gold decals are virtually 100% complete, just like the day it left the factory.Paint is exceptionally bright.Chrome is flawless.Needle plate and feed dogs show almost no sign of wear.A few pin scratches on the base, and one notable scratch on the extension bed (see pictures). The machine operates exceptionally smoothly. Passing through our workshops, it became obvious that the previous owner treated this machine with the utmost care.This machine represents the finest example of Singer craftsmanship at the height of Singer domination of the sewing machine industry.

2.) The Big Red S badge was placed on only a limited few Singer Featherweight Class 221K models.

3.) Fewer still Red S badged Featherweights were produced for the U. S. market.This machine, with an original 110-volt motor which was produced in St. John’s, Canada, is a rarity.

4.) Singer placed the riveted 221K just below the badge on about 25% of all the 221K’s.

5.) Finally, every detail of this Featherweight is a Singer original (machine, case, manual and accessories) .

The case is solid inside and out.Latches and lining in great shape.Not a hint of odor.

Premiere Package includes:

1.) Original owner’s manual

2.) Hinged Presser Foot (fitted)

3.) Ruffler

4.) Hemming Foot

5.) Edge Stitcher

6.) Binder

7.) Gatherer

8.) Adjustable Hemmer

9.) Singer Screwdriver

10.) Singer Accessory Box

11.)Three Singer Bobbins

12.) Singer Case Accessory Tray

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Jul 30
2007

160741 Singer Penguin Walking Foot

Vintage Singer “Penguin” Walking Presser Foot No. 160741 for Family Lock-Stitch Machines with original box. It is easy to use and “waddles” like a penguin when in use. Thus, the nickname “Penguin Walking Foot”.  Included is the difficult to find original manual.

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The Singer Sewing Skills Reference Book says this “in an essential for the woman who demands perfection in her work, yet is interested in time-saving methods.” This delightful book is one of the very few produced by Singer which includes  instructions on how to use the penguin walker.  Penguin walkers were produced with either a chrome attachment screw, as shown below,  or a black attachment screw, such as the one shown at right.    This is a highly collectible and adorable item.

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