What is a Singer Featherweight 221 worth?
In contrast, the average current price for a SINGER® 221 Featherweight is $350.00. The rarer, and even more desirable, SINGER® 222K is currently selling for between $800 and $2000.
What year was the Singer Featherweight 221 1 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 the difference between a featherweight 221 and 222?
The width of the machine area under the presser bar lifter varies slightly on a 221 compared to a 222. The 221 measures 21/64th inch. The 222 measures 23/64th inch. Even this minute but measurable difference can affect a proper fit for some vintage mechanical attachments.
When did Singer stop making featherweights?
It is estimated that Singer produced and sold some 3.0–3.5 million Featherweight machines during the model’s lifetime. Production of the original Featherweight ended in 1961, but continued at Singer factories in Quebec and Scotland until 1969.
How long did Singer make 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 much did a Singer Featherweight 221 cost in 1951?
Centennial Featherweight 221 was $149.50 back in 1951. Look closely for the specialty badges on the Singer Featherweight, but be sure to make note of the serial number so that it coincides with the proper date of the badge.
What is the history of Singer Featherweight sewing machines?
Singer Featherweight Centennial 1851-1951 Singer, rightfully proud of its company history, celebrated its centenary in 1951 by giving all machines commissioned for that year a special commemorative badge. It was the standard Singer emblem of the time but with the inscription “A Century of Sewing Service 1851-1951” around the outside of the oval.
What is a centennial badged Singer Featherweight?
The Centennial badged Singer Featherweight commemorating the 100-year centenary (1851-1951), Singer was probably eager and assigning the special badges to machines they thought would be sold that year. This is why some older machine has a 1951 badge.
Where do I find the model number on a Singer Featherweight?
The model number is not always on the machine, but on the Featherweight Schoolhouse (under the Historical tab) you will find the dating charts that you can match for serial numbers if it is indeed a Singer Featherweight model. Otherwise, there are a few caveats on that date page for resources for other models.