Finally here is my Featherweight! I thought I had it on here but I didn't. These photos were taken before I really cleaned her up.
She is a 1933 Singer Featherweight. I found out that this was the first year that they made the 221.
I bought her back in 2008, I believe for $5. Yep! $5! She was in a thrift store and they had just set her out. I asked the lady how much and she replied $15. I asked if I could plug her up, but they didn't have an outlet available, or so they said. In the end, I got her down to $5 because I didn't know if she sewed or not. I figured that if she didn't, she would still be pretty to set out and display.
I got her home and out of her case, plugged her in and she just hummed but did NOTHING. My heart sank just a little.
When Richard got home that evening, I showed him what I bought and the story about her. He sat down, took her apart, cleaned, oiled, and adjusted her a tiny bit and she sews perfect! :) Let's just say that I was very pleased with my hubby that day!
She has a ton of attachments, the manual, needles, and everything.
Here she is a few days ago as I was piecing with her.
Here is the quilt top that I pieced with her. She did a wonderful job sewing and I didn't have a single problem with her.
I've lovingly named her, "Baby Girl" and I just finished piecing a quilt top on her. I hope we have many more years together.