Your best option is to find rubber bumpers or gaskets in the plumbing department at any hardware store - just be sure to replace them all at the same time for a balanced machine. The Queen of Singer Sewing Machines I supply used Featherweight Sewing machines of a very high standard fully serviced and ready for your workshop. The patterning on the fabric changed in design over the years of production, so did the box interiors. The Singer No 2 was a giant industrial machine with a one-and-a-half-inch-wide flat belt, a machine that no lady and very few men could lift off the ground with ease. After 1951 the standard badge incorporated a black banding around the outside edge. The engineering and planning that Singer put into this new Featherweight made it a total winner ,where the So the called Sewhandy had failed to take over the market , It was far heavier and clumsy. Original Singer White Featherweight large screwdriver 7.
Just before the Russian Revolution 1917 Singer built a vast plant in Russia but after the dust settled it was taken over by the Bolsheviks. Even during the years of its manufacture it was sometimes ignored by the sewing public, as looking too much like a toy, and being too expensive for depression-era and wartime pocketbooks. Condition: Excellent condition, no issues except normal wear to the body. I am using the word factory to describe a location where machines were either built or assembled. The similar Featherweight 221K was producded at the Singer plant in Kilbowie, Scotland from 1947 until the late 1960's after more than 350,000 had been produced. Be aware that buttonholer attachments will require the use of a feed cover plate.
The featherweight, although constructed of aluminum and thus very lightweight, runs smoothly and quietly due to its well-balanced rotary-hook mechanism. There are other examples for the plants in Scotland and in Germany. The predominant finish on the 221 is a shiny black. The highest-priced machines are in good condition with little wear on the gold leaf, complete with case, attachments, and original manual. While on paper, the power output may seem a bit lacking, in practice the motor is more than enough to power this basic straight stitcher. And while that is to be expected from a half size machine, there is an additional side effect that is slightly less forgivable. Made from 1955 to 64.
I think you get the idea! The easiest way to quickly identify a particular variant is by looking at the motor nameplate, as they each used motors of different types. Remarkably, this machine is even lighter than the black featherweight, due principally to replacement of the gear driven main lower shaft with drive belts. I have indicated when Santilla notes new features being introduced. This machine is electrically and mechanically superb. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the same part on the White ones. It is possible that special seals may also exist for the 1939 World's Fair in New York or for any of the expositions that took place in the 1960s while the 221 was still being manufactured.
In all the years of servicing Featherweights, we have only ever had one white machine that had a worn out belt. Advertisements in quilters' magazines bring higher prices. They were painted white without any decorative decals, the hinged extension table was shorter, they used a clamshell style foot controller that was permanently wired into the machine, and the original cam and rocker assembly for transferring motion the bobbin and feed-dogs was replaced with a toothed belt system. Singer was no help at all. A softer sided vinyl case, usually found in Canada, was available in two colors.
Notice small blemishes on extension bed. Until mid 1953 the model number did not appear on the machine, but after this a separate model number plate was riveted onto the body just below the Singer badge. Maybe the explanation you were given by Singer predates 1933 or is for machines made later than the 1960's. Case changed from lift out style to shelf on left around this run. This machine is electrically and mechanically superb. For those who collect toy machines, it's too big, weighing in at 11 lbs 1 oz. Singer says these are 185K's.
It is my desire to have nothing but satisfied buyers. Serial numbers are stamped on the underside of the machine, and consist of two letters, followed by six digits e. . Sorry, this item is sold. This new machine was introduced to the public in 1933 at the Chicago World's Fair. PayPal Accepted: Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal. I'm going to guess that the base of the machine is shaped like the back of a fiddle and, if so, it's a Singer New Family, not a No 2.
Any guesses as to their value? The last two are very scarce to find and were typically found in Canada. Finally, its sleekness, elegance, and mechanical simplicity appeals to the design sense of women and men who appreciate the beauty of color, line, and texture in their quilts. Each of the four models of the featherweights were originally furnished with a different motor. Returns: I provide quality photos and descriptions of items, so please read the page, look carefully at pictures, and ask questions in time to receive a reply before bidding. This adds an extra 5 lbs or so fully loaded making its practical weight comparable to the larger 301a. Quilters, therefore, value a machine that can sew a straight lock stitch without the slight zig-zag that characterizes the straight stitch on most modern machines.