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Smelly Singer Featherweight Cases

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Smelly Singer Featherweight Cases

Smelly Singer Featherweight carrying cases. Some do and some don't. Many have that "old " smell which is common to many vintage items and is acceptable but a lot of cases have developed an absolutely knock your head back putrid smell. Below are some suggestions to try in order to get rid of that horrible smell. How many methods and which ones you try is dependent on your level of frustration. To be honest, in most cases it is more reliable and easier just to buy a replacement case. (Disclosure: We do sell original Singer Featherweight cases which do not smell.)...

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 4)

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 4)

In this last blog on the new design of the Singer 222K Featherweight other differences between the 222K Featherweight and the 221 Featherweight will be looked at. Enhanced Throat Plate The throat plate on a 222K Featherweight is quite different from the throat plate on a 221 Featherweight. The 222K throat plate is longer and narrower. The 222K plate is 4 ¼” long by 1 7/8” wide compared to the 221 throat plate which is 2” long and 2 ¼” wide. As with the later 221 Featherweight throat plates, the 222K throat plates were graduated in increments from one quarter...

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 3)

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 3)

The second major difference between the Singer 221 Featherweight and the 222K Featherweight is the very impressive ability of the 222K to be able to lower and raise its feed dogs. The feed dog lowering and raising is done by means of a lever which moves up and down. This lever is to the left of the stitch length indictor plate and its lever. When production of the 222K Featherweight began, the feed dog indicator plate was an unmarked chromed steel plate. This is an original Singer Featherweight part not an aftermarket part. (Good luck in finding aftermarket parts that...

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 2)

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 2)

Possibly the most impressive feature of Singer's 222K Featherweight is its removable sewing bed with a flip up bed extension. The flip up bed is similar to the flip up bed on the 221 Featherweight but is different in the fact that the 222K bed has a notch cut out of it near the feed dogs. This notch enables the bed to wrap around the front of the narrow attached sewing bed. A 221 flip up bed will not fit a 222K machine. The removable bed simply would not be able to slide all the way into place. The photograph...

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 1)

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Singer Featherweight 222K - A New Design (Part 1)

After months of designing and engineering and many prototypes, the first allotment of serial numbers for the new Singer model 222K Featherweight was commissioned on July 23, 1953. Production was to begin at the Singer Kilbowie factory in Clydebank, Scotland. One hundred serial numbers, beginning with EJ142734, were assigned to the first batch of 222K Featherweights to be manufactured. These one hundred sewing machines were produced shortly after their serial numbers were assigned to them. (Singer’s company records do not give the actual date of when sewing machines were manufactured. The records only give the date of when the serial...

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