VTG 1952 Singer Featherweight 221-1 Sewing Machine + Case & Accessories


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This is a vintage Singer Featherweight model 221-1, the serial number (AL030126) dates it to 1952.

It includes the footswitch, box, manual and some accessories as shown. I replaced the AC cord on the footswitch with the modern reproduction version and applied Sew-Retro grease (included) to the machine and motor as demonstrated in Youtube videos. 

Condition details:
  • footswitch cord has been replaced
  • a piece of Bakelite where the cord enters the footswitch broke off (see pics)
  • cord soldered to one footswitch terminal because original screw was missing (see pics)
  • the Bakelite around where the AC plug is inserted into the machine is cracked / missing pieces around the edges but doesn’t affect functionality (see pics)
  • manual has a bit of wear
  • one attachment has some surface rust (see pics)
  • case has marks as shown
  • replacement belt included is in unknown condition (feels like it may be too dry)
Otherwise, the machine is in good/average condition with average signs of wear.
The motor, footswitch and light are working. The machine has not been tested beyond this.
Please see the video demonstration of the machine running. 
While we have no returns, we stand behind our products and the item is guaranteed to arrive as shown and described here and you are also covered by eBay policy. Your satisfaction is #1. If you have any questions or would like additional photos or videos feel free to send a message.
The machine will be shipped heavily padded with bubble wrap and foam inside a double-walled cardboard box by FedEx Home and will be fully insured. FedEx Home ships to a residential address only. If paid for by 8 PM EST we will ship the next (business) day.

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Additional information

Weight 27 lbs
Dimensions 17 × 10 × 15 in

Collectibles > Sewing (1930-Now) > Machines




Domestic Sewing Machine




Vintage Original

Country/Region of Manufacture

United States

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1 review for VTG 1952 Singer Featherweight 221-1 Sewing Machine + Case & Accessories

  1. Verified Customer

    I was thrilled with my purchase. Machine was even better expected.. Shipping was fast and reasonable. Machine was packaged so well it could have been dropped from and airplane and been fine.

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