Question: Why are singer featherweights so expensive?

In the 1960s, Singer started producing a mint green as well as a tan Featherweight with a few other minor changes. These are highly prized due to their relative rarity.

What is the value of a Singer Featherweight?

In contrast, the average current price for a SINGER® 221 Featherweight is $350.00. The rarer, and even more desirable, SINGER® 222K is currently selling for between $800 and $2000.

How many white featherweights were made?

Originally launched in 1933 the Singer Featherweight model 221 was only made in the USA, until it finally stopped production there in 1957 after more than 1.75 million had been made....MODEL VARIATIONS.ModelMotor TypeOther Notes221K7CAK8white models5 more rows

What makes a Singer a featherweight?

A Singer Featherweight is limited to the Singer 221 or 222 model classification only and is made of cast aluminum, weighing just over 11 pounds. It also has a quick identifying feature with the sewing surface or bed extension that flips up on the left side (see photo below), allowing it to compactly fit into its case.

How do you tell if a Singer sewing machine is a featherweight?

You can quickly determine which plant your machine was manufactured in by looking at the serial number on the bottom of your machine. Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine.

Why are featherweights so popular?

The Featherweight uses the same low-shank feet and accessories as full-size Singer sewing machines. A beautiful straight stitch is one of the Featherweights strongest selling points. Due to the mechanical simplicity and high-quality construction and materials, Featherweights are easy to maintain at home.

What does 221K mean?

13.3k●15 ●57 ●120. This is marked 221K which commonly means 220 pF,10% tolerance, in an EIA standard marking.

How do I know if I have a Singer Featherweight?

You can quickly determine which plant your machine was manufactured in by looking at the serial number on the bottom of your machine. Serial numbers for Singer Featherweights are located on a raised boss on the underside of the machine.

Are older sewing machines worth anything?

Are Old Sewing Machines Valuable? Some collectible old sewing machines sell for a lot of money, but most antique and vintage machines have a typical price range of $50-$500. That said, if youre an avid sewer, you probably value these old machines because of their durability more than their collectibility.

Are Singer featherweights still being made?

While highly prized by collectors, the Featherweight is not a rare machine: Millions were manufactured and a great many are still in working order. Like many other Singer models, parts are still available and easily replaced.

What are vintage Singer sewing machines worth?

Depending on the model and condition, Singer sewing machine values can vary dramatically from about $50 to upwards of $500. Some of the best sources for finding a vintage Singer machine include the following: Estate sales. Auctions.

Which old Singer sewing machine is best?

Based on general popularity, the Singer 201, Singer 401 and 403, and Kenmore 30 typically rank as the best antique and vintage sewing machines today. Depending on what you want, expensive models like the Bernina 930 also rank highly.

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