Sep 20
2012

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 10
2012

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 29
2008

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

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Singer 222K Featherweight Freearm ER 022491

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 third production run with the Red S Badge.  At most, 2498 other machines were included in this third offering with the Red S Badge. (see machine dating table)

Badge Issue Date: 3/15/60

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 case has the original red side tray. Original case has not a hint of odor. Hinges and latches are bright and shiny, and 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–giving this machine the standard set of original attachments for Featherweights with a badge issue date of 3/15/60. This was in the third production run for Red S 222K’s, and only 5 production runs were to follow 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

Adjustable Zipper Foot

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.

Please view pictures carefully to see for yourself what a beauty this machine is. All defects are either photographed or described.

 

 

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