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Michelle replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 11:57 AM

Angele, my husband sells these and the 222 is by far the better. It's usually worth close to $1000 or more on eBay in not so good condition .  The attachments fit both so no problem. The only thing about the 222 is they were only made in England so the motors are not 110 Volts and they were 220 volts. Check the motor so you can use it here in the US. If any questions  pm me and I'll give you my husbands number so you can feel more comfortable about the info. 

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Angele replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 1:36 PM

Thanks Michelle, this is great info.  He is offering it to me for 500$ as he wants to get rid of it. I'm so impressed as it really looks like new, even the case.. So I think I will break down and go get it tonight. I really wanted to get one for a few years. My uncle retired as a sewing machine rep and repairman. He showed me my grandmother's treadle machine made before 1900. It is beautiful.  So wish me luck as I need to fly home with it.

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Great price. You won't find one any where near that price for the 222! Good luck. Post pics of her 

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 2:48 PM

Isn't the 222 a free-arm machine?  

It seems to me that I remember something from the Yahoo Featherweight group that this is why the 222's are not as popular with quilters as the 221's.

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Angele replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 3:48 PM

Yep it is the free arm one.  When I looked at both, there is no physical differences except the screw to keep the free-arm locked in place  and the filigree is a different style. They both work the same quiet way.

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 4:21 PM

Angele:

Yep it is the free arm one.  When I looked at both, there is no physical differences except the screw to keep the free-arm locked in place  and the filigree is a different style. They both work the same quiet way.

Now that I've looked at some pic's, I see that there is a "flat-bed" that attaches around the free-arm. Whew, I am relieved! That was my major concern for you...that you would have a flat-bed to piece on...not just a free-arm.  I have tried to do piecing on a machine that only has a narrow free-arm and it is not fun!

This will be so great...since it is also a family piece!

 

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Hi I am going to be the proud owner of a 1914 Featherweight tomorrow. I don't know the month or day yet. But soon I will be able to get more detail. Got a great deal on it that I could not pass up.  Here is a pic of her. No name yet.Came with the case too. If anyone can help find more info that would be great. Serial number  F5113077. That places it in 1914. Works perfect.  Hand crank, no motor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Angele, 

heres one that I'm sewing on today for my husband. He painted this one for the guy that had it and wanted it painted. She sews wonderfully. 

I have one in our RV , nice for when I have to see jeans while we're traveling. 

 

 

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 6:55 PM

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Angele, 

heres one that I'm sewing on today for my husband. He painted this one for the guy that had it and wanted it painted. She sews wonderfully. 

I have one in our RV , nice for when I have to see jeans while we're traveling. 

 

 

Michelle, she's a beauty. But why do you need a sewing machine to see jeans in the RV? Can't you use your eyes to SEE jeans??

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Yes, Sukochi, I do see and see them better in the RV! 

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Angele replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 7:19 PM

Thanks Donna. I sent you a PM.

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Angele replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 7:23 PM

She's a beauty Michelle. Mine has the same filigree and it's black I'll try to take a picture tomorrow.

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Angele replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 7:24 PM

Quick question. Is there a site to find out which year it was produced?

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Kelley replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 7:30 PM

All these beautiful machines... There is a purple on Ebay right now.. boy I wish I had the money...

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Sukochi replied on Tue, Jul 2 2013 8:03 PM

Kelley:
There is a purple on Ebay right now

Our ace reporter, Michelle, has a purple Featherweight.

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