International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society
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- Featherweight Fever: those elusive cabinets and tables
- The Mystery of the Singer Model 68 Cabinet
- More information about the Featherweight Cabinet
- Attachment List for 221/222
- Cabinets and Tables for 221
- Featherweight Attachment Case and Accessories
- Featherweight Feeddog Cover
- Featherweight 221K Manual (1.1 MB)
- Full 221K Manual (10mb)
- Full 221-1 Manual (9 MB)
- Godzilla Finish 221 Featherweight
- 222K Free-arm Manual (12mb)
The Singer Featherweight is a low shank sewing machine with a rotary hook. It uses a 15x1 needle and a Class 221/301 Bobbin (Part Number: 45785).
The 221 "Featherweight" with the Celtic Knot decals
Two pictures of the 221 case. D and C show the position of the foot controller;
B shows the position of the bed extension's relative placement within the case.
Top threading of the 221.
Oiling Points for the 221. One drop of oil should go at each arrow.
A and D indicate an occasional application of Singer lubricant.
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