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Swiss Automatic Zig-Zag Attachment

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Swiss Automatic Zig-Zag Attachment

Without a doubt the Swiss Automatic Zig-Zag Attachment is the best available zig zagger for Featherweights. It is recognized as the best zig zagger that Singer ever made. It is Swiss made and the most expensive zig zagger for a Featherweight. But, just like Featherweights, they are so darn cute and fairly difficult to find. The Swiss Zig-Zag Attachment conveniently fits into the Featherweight carrying case. To see a Swiss Zig-Zag attachment that we have for sale click here It comes in an attractive cream colored Bakelite case with a small feed dog cover and an attaching thumbscrew. The thumbscrew...

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222K Throat Plates

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222K Throat Plates

222K Featherweights had three different throat plates. Most of the earlier 222K machines had a chromed throat plate with markings 1/8" apart and the markings marked in fractions of an inch up to 3/4". Later 222K machines started having chromed throat plates that had markings 1/8" apart but the markings were labelled 1 to 8. This allowed seam guides up to 1" rather than the 3/4" on the earlier plate. The third version of the 222K throat plate is similar to the second version in that it has markings numbered from 1 to 8 but rather than being chromed the...

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BEWARE. Possible Electric Shock Hazard from UK Purchased 222K Featherweight

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BEWARE. Possible Electric Shock Hazard from UK Purchased 222K Featherweight

It is not unusual for 222K Featherweights purchased from the UK to potentially give electric shocks. Bare electrical wires from the lamp may pose a shock threat. For a while 222K Featherweights sold in the UK used vinyl covered wire for their lamps and motors. UK voltage is 230 volts which sometimes overheats the lamp wires and melts the wires protective cover exposing the wires as can be seen in the photograph below. In North America the voltage is 120 volts plus Canadian 222K machines did not use wires with vinyl coating. The hazard that can occur with machines from...

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To paint or not to paint, that is the question

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To paint or not to paint, that is the question

There has long been big debate among Featherweight people as to whether or not Featherweight sewing machines should be re-painted.At Fabulous Singer Featherweights we struggled for a while with who was correct. Our conclusion was that both sides had good arguments and that both were correct. Okay, maybe that is fence sitting.A lot of people like the idea of having a “different” Featherweight than the traditional black and some people think that colored machines should be a no-no. To each his own.A little while ago we decided to have machines re-painted and sell them along with our traditional black machines....

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222K Featherweight Sales

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222K Featherweight Sales

We possibly are the largest seller of 222K Featherweights in North America. Since beginning to sell them 13 years ago we have sold over 400 Singer 222K Featherweights. We currently sell around 40 machines a year. The secret to our success is the quality of the machines we sell. You may find cheaper machines but you will not find better. Garage finds are most likely to be headache machines and money pits. We sell on eBay, to re-sellers, privately and since last fall we now sell through our online store, Fabulous Singer Featherweights at our website fabulous-featherweights.com. If you wish...

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