Hello Alex, While searching the web for information about Singer sewing machines, I stumbled across your fascinating web site. Not only did I find information about sewing machines, but also poetry, stories about England, from everyday life to war history, and other titbits like information about Ca Mau porcelain.
I especially enjoy the illustrations and pictures you have included.
I have since added a case, zigzagger without cams, and a zigzagger with cams.
This machine sews like a dream and is my current favorite for quilt class. (It's a little coy about its age.) I no longer own this machine, but I thought it would be nice to include.
This machine is identical to my 301a in body style and parts.
The sewing machine is also noteworthy for the marketing advances used to sell it.
Most importantly of all, how would all the moving parts be coordinated?
Perhaps someday I'll refurbish it, and when that happens, it will be important to know a little more about the machine.
Thanks to Singer's recent 160th anniversary celebration, I was able to pinpoint my antique machine's model year by entering its serial number into Singer's online database.Beautiful Vintage 221 Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine W/case & Accessories Vintage 1949 Era Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Model 221-1 With Foot Pedal Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Very Nice Extras 1948 Mfg. Portable Sewing Machine Table Singer 222k Vintage Sewing Machine Working Complete With Extra Accessories Vintage White Featherweight Singer 221k Sewing Machine As Found Vintage Singer 221-1 Featherweight Sewing Machine With Extras Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine Very Nice Extras 1948 Mfg.Singer Featherweight 222k Sewing Machine1951 Singer Model 301 Sewing Machine Heavy Duty Serial # Na103724, Very Nice Vintage Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine 3-110 With Hard Case & Accessories!The story of Isaac Merritt Singer will blow your mind, his wives and lovers his castles and palaces all built on the back of one of the greatest inventions of the 19th century.For the first time the most complete story of a forgotten giant is brought to you by Alex Askaroff.Several years ago, I was given an antique Singer treadle sewing machine that has been passed down through my family for a few generations.