When was the Singer 221K made?
Singer Featherweight Model 221/221K. 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.
What is a featherweight 221K?
Produced from the mid to late 1960’s in Kilbowie Scotland, this machine was something fresh and new to the Singer Featherweight market. So, whether you hear of a pale or celery green, pale turquoise or white Featherweight, they are all in reference to this same model machine. …
Is a Singer Featherweight worth it?
A fully operational Featherweight is, finally, a good investment. Much like a new car, a new sewing machine will lose much of its value as soon as you bring it home. Thanks to its popularity, a Singer Featherweight will retain its value for years to come.
When did Singer stop making featherweights?
The first Singer Featherweight machine was offered on October 3, 1933 during the Great Depression. It weighed 11 pounds and cost $125. Singer Featherweights were produced from 1933 until the late 1960’s.
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.
What model number is a Singer Featherweight?
The model that Singer designated as “Featherweight” was the model 221. Technically, the majority of machines are model 221-1 due to a patent update.
What model/singer do I have?
For sewing machines manufactured since about 1990, look for the model number on the handwheel side of the machine near the on/off switch or the electric cord receptacle. You will find the model number on the front panel of machines manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s.