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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:06 AM

Angele

Beautiful new baby.  Have fun with her.

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Marie replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:18 AM

She's a beauty, Angele!

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:27 AM

Very nice Angele!  What kind of scroll plate does she have?

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Angele replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:49 AM

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Very nice Angele!  What kind of scroll plate does she have?

What do you mean by scroll plate?

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Michelle replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:52 AM

Angele, what a beauty! The 222s are a great machine. I love mine. Keep her in our RV for traveling. You got a great deal these are usually over $1000 at least. 

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Nana replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:52 AM

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The scroll plate is the silver plate on the end of the machine where the thread uptake and needle are.

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Donna B replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:54 AM

The scroll plate is the decorative shiny metal plate on the left side of the machine...above the pressure foot area.  Like this:

Some have a scroll like this and some have more like a grid design, but they both seemed to be called a "scroll plate".

 

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Ginny replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 12:53 PM

Angele, She is beautiful.  Looks great  Does she have a name?    Ginny

 

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weezee56 replied on Tue, Jul 16 2013 10:36 PM

Angele, your new baby looks great. Have fun with her.

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Angele replied on Thu, Jul 18 2013 5:16 PM

Ginny she doesn't have a name yet. I'm thinking Adele after my DMIL and my grandmother.

 

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Angele replied on Thu, Jul 18 2013 5:18 PM

Everyone, thanks for the nice comments. I'm already having fun, sewing my future great niece's baby quilt. It is a pleasure to sew with it.

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Angele replied on Fri, Jul 19 2013 8:42 PM

Donna my scroll plate is ribbed like cuffs on a knitted sweater.  Does that help?

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Karla replied on Fri, Jul 19 2013 10:56 PM

Angele:

Donna my scroll plate is ribbed like cuffs on a knitted sweater.  Does that help?

My 1949 FW has the ribbed looking scroll plate, too.  I really the ones with the actual scroll, but I wanted one from my birth year, and it is a beauty.

 

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Michelle replied on Sat, Jul 20 2013 8:59 AM

All the 222K were made in England and had the ribbed, striated plates. As well as late 221 FW starting around 1939. There are 2 different scroll plates 1933-1935 and the later model 1936-1948.  These are both interchangable with the striated plates.  they can all be found on ebay. They usually run about $40-$70 on ebay.  One thing to be aware of all 222K, and late model 221s made in England is the wiring on the light. The light switch is attached to the light at the top and not at the bottom on base table like the 221s in the US were made.

The insulation on the light wiring has a tendency to melt and short out. This is hard to be seen as its inside the "vertical" tunnel and where it melts is next to the light.  If youre not mechanically inclined, best to have this checked out at a repair shop. This is a very common trait if these machines are used often. The wiring can be replaced, but it takes some soldering and wire replacement. 

All this information is coming from my husband that refurbished all these machines, the FW 221s here in the US as well as the 222s FWs from England.  

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Angele replied on Sat, Jul 20 2013 9:08 AM

Thanks for the info Michelle. I'll keep that in mind. I have to say that I absolutely love working on my FW. It sews like a dream.

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