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Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75

daisy

Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« on: December 31, 2017, 13:07:04 PM »
On the off chance anybody is near Dublin, there's a 222k on Done Deal for €75.

https://www.donedeal.ie/antiques-for-sale/electric-singer-sewing-machine/17603922

Featherweights don't really appeal to me (don't know why not; please don't tell me how wonderful they are because I don't need much encouragement ;)) but even I'm tempted to go on a road trip today.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 15:08:22 PM »
For that price, how can you possible resist it?  ;) :P 0_0

LeilaMay

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 15:45:40 PM »
That's a cracking price for that machine!
Singers - 28K, 66K, 99K, 201K - all manual. Singers 221K (2 of 'em), 319K and 401G - electric. Bernina 730 Record, Elna Grasshopper, Husqvana ~~, Grain chainstitch toy machine, most of a Guhl & Harbeck chain stitch machine called Lyra. And a Bernina under refurbishment for sale. That's all!  :)

Tamnymore

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 16:42:39 PM »
I'm beginning to see the appeal of these Featherweights, especially if I could get one which was born in the same year as me!
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Ploshkin

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 17:14:09 PM »
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I'm beginning to see the appeal of these Featherweights,
Me too, but I keep telling myself I haven't got room.  The owner of the little sewing machine shop in Carmarthen showed me his one day.  It is absolutely pristine and has the Singer Centennial badge.
Life's too short for ironing.

Tamnymore

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 17:27:02 PM »
But they're only little, Ploshkin!  :devil: :devil:
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

BrendaP

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 18:16:59 PM »
I'm beginning to see the appeal of these Featherweights, especially if I could get one which was born in the same year as me!

Mine was!
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Tamnymore

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 18:25:53 PM »
Good for you, Brenda. Did you deliberately get one of the same vintage as yourself or was it just luck?
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 19:45:13 PM »
...  The owner of the little sewing machine shop in Carmarthen showed me his one day...

Oo-er missus!!  :o  :P  :)  0_0

Acorn

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 20:05:44 PM »
Plosh - is this the sewing machine place in the market?  It's just that I keep going to look for it but I can't find it.    :[ 
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

BrendaP

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 20:43:20 PM »
Did you deliberately get one of the same vintage as yourself or was it just luck?

Just luck!
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Ploshkin

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 22:07:09 PM »
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Plosh - is this the sewing machine place in the market?
Acorn, it's outside the market in the little precinct beside the market hall.  It's called The Singer Sewing Centre but sells mainly Pfaffs.  It's a bit chaotic and the owner appears a bit dithery but really knows his machines.  I got my Pfaff and my overlocker from him.
Life's too short for ironing.

Acorn

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 22:10:50 PM »
Thank you - I thought I was going loopy - I've walked around inside the market looking for it so many times!

My main machine is a Pfaff - couldn't be better.  Does he do servicing?  I wonder if he would have a replacement bulb for it - it has a very unusual one, and I have had to replace it with a lower powered car numberplate bulb.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Ploshkin

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2017, 22:47:31 PM »
Acorn, I think he only services machines that he has sold.  I know he won't do ones that people have bought online.  It wouldn't hurt to ask if you didn't buy it online.  He probably does have bulbs, there's all sorts of stuff tucked away.  He does sell Gutterman thread which is useful even though 35 miles is a long way to travel for thread.
Life's too short for ironing.

Acorn

Re: Featherweight 222k in Dublin for €75
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2017, 23:32:50 PM »
We go to Carmarthen fairly often (less often since M&S opened in Aberystwyth). 

I must have had my Pfaff for almost 10 years, and I can't for the life of me remember where I got it.  Most likely through a magazine, I think.  And my new (old) Featherweight came from an antique shop.  I haven't the foggiest how I will get my Husqvarna Viking embroidery machine (bought online from a shop in Nottingham) serviced when the time comes - I think I (or Mr Acorn) will have to learn some new skills.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.